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Morella & Associates

706 Rochester Road

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15237

United States

Company Description

Morella & Associates is a full service business law firm. Our attorneys counsel individuals and businesses in a wide variety of practice areas, including Corporate and Business Representation, Estate Planning and Administration, International Tax Planning ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Renew Pittsburgh

University of Vermont

Of Counsel

Meyer Unkovic & Scott LLP

Associate

Hergenroeder Rega & Sommer L.L.C

Affiliations

Member
Allegheny County Bar Association

Member
University of Vermont Alumni Association

Education

University of Pittsburgh School of Law

history and political science

University of Vermont

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Mr.Sommer's practice is focused on commercial litigation, particularly securities litigation, Marcellus Shale litigation, intellectual property disputes, and shareholder rights.
In the area of securities litigation, Mr. Sommer represents both investors and investment firms in connection with investor disputes, and has successfully represented financial advisors in connection with their departures from investment firms. In particular, Mr. Sommer has expertise regarding disputes involving signing bonuses and the repayment of promissory notes. He also represents firms in connection with raiding cases and is well-versed on the protocol for Broker Recruiting through his representation of departing financial advisors as well as firms.
Mr. Sommer has tried numerous cases in FINRA arbitrations for investors, financial advisors, and brokerage firms. Some of his successes include:
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In the area of Marcellus Shale litigation, Mr. Sommer has handled claims arising from the environmental impacts of oil and gas development. For example, he successfully petitioned and advocated to the DEP to make a determination regarding the need to abate and remediate ongoing contamination that ultimately led to a seven figure settlement for the land owners.
In the areas of Intellectual Property; he has handled numerous oppositions to client's portfolio of trademark applications, including defeating multiple summary judgment arguments, effectively conducting discovery resulting in the withdrawal of opposition to client's trademark application, successfully arguing for registration of client's marks after initial denial by the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and successfully arguing on appeal to the United States Circuit Court of Appeals that the decision of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board to cancel another party's trademark should be upheld. He has also resolved in client's favor copyright work for hire dispute and favorably resolved a misappropriation of trade secrets case involving theft of client information by competitor.
Mr. Sommer also has experience in representing clients in shareholder disputes involving closely held businesses, copyright infringement, litigation involving Pennsylvania's Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law, defamation claims, breach of contract actions arising out of construction work, and litigation involving unpaid debts pursuant to promissory notes.
He has also counseled a solar energy developer on their leasing agreement's compliance with applicable Pennsylvania law and has also counseled financial advisors in connection with buy- out agreements for business succession purposes.
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