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Mr. Brian J. Sommer

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of Counsel

Meyer Unkovic & Scott LLP
535 Smithfield St Ste
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 01300
United States

 
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Education

  • history and political science
    University of Vermont
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law
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www.muslaw.com, 15 Dec 2013 [cached]
Brian J. Sommer
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Brian J. Sommer is Of Counsel at Meyer, Unkovic & Scott LLP and a member of the firm's Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Employment Law & Employee Benefits, Intellectual Property, and Sustainable Development Groups. Mr. Sommer's practice is focused on commercial litigation, particularly securities litigation, intellectual property disputes, Marcellus Shale litigation, and shareholder rights.
In the area of securities litigation, Mr. Sommer has represented 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.
Mr. Sommer has tried numerous cases in FINRA arbitrations for investors, financial advisors, and brokerage firms. His successes include:
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In the areas of Intellectual Property some of Mr. Sommer's successes include:
Handling 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. Resolved in client's favor copyright work for hire dispute. Resolved in favor of client 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, Marcellus Shale litigation arising from contamination to client's property from oil and gas operations, 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.
Mr. Sommer is a 2013 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® Rising Star and a 2005 nominee Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera Rising Star Leadership Award.
Mr. Sommer is a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association. He is a member of the University of Vermont Alumni Association, the Appalachian Telemark Association, and is active with Renew Pittsburgh, an organization dedicated to physically repairing city neighborhoods through volunteer efforts.
Mr. Sommer is a 1998 cum laude with Honors in Political Science graduate of the University of Vermont, where he majored in both history and political science, and a 2001 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.
He resides in Squirrel Hill with his wife and family. His personal pursuits and interests include running, skiing, and rock climbing.
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www.muslaw.com, 2 April 2012 [cached]
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For more information on this topic, please contact Brian Sommer at bjs@muslaw.com.
Meyer, Unkovic & Scott LLP ~ Attorney Directory ~ Pittsburgh
www.muslaw.com, 24 Aug 2010 [cached]
Brian J. Sommer
Brian J. Sommer is special counsel at Meyer, Unkovic & Scott LLP and a member of the firm's Business Litigation Practice group. Mr. Sommer's practice is focused on commercial litigation, particularly securities arbitrations, intellectual property disputes, and shareholder rights.
In the area of securities arbitrations, Mr. Sommer has represented both investors and investment firms in connection with investor disputes, and has successfully represented financial advisors in connection with their departures from investment firms.
Mr. Sommer is a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association. He is a member of the University of Vermont Alumni Association, the Ancient Order of Hibernians and is active with Renew Pittsburgh, an organization dedicated to physically repairing city neighborhoods through volunteer efforts.
Mr. Sommer is a 1998 graduate of the University of Vermont, where he majored in both history and political science, and a 2001 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.
He resides in Squirrel Hill with his wife and family. His personal pursuits and interests include running, skiing, and rock climbing.
Brian J. Sommer (412) ...
hrslaw.com, 23 July 2010 [cached]
Brian J. Sommer (412) 208-3299 bjsommer@hrslaw.com
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www.hrslaw.com, 23 July 2010 [cached]
Brian J. Sommer Hergenroeder Rega & Sommer, L.L.C.
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BRIAN J. SOMMER ASSOCIATE
bjsommer@hrslaw.com T (412) 208-3299 F (412) 281-7727
Mr. Sommer began his career with the firm in 2001 as a clerk during his third year of law school. Since that time, he has been involved in all of the firm's practice areas, but has focused primarily on commercial litigation, particularly securities arbitrations, intellectual property disputes, and shareholder rights.
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