Kristen focuses her practice on a wide variety of intellectual property issues, including domestic and international trademark strategy, federal litigation, Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) proceedings, and management and enforcement of trademarks and brands.  She regularly analyzes infringement claims and drafts complaints, motions, and discovery requests.

Kristen also has both transactional and litigation experience with franchising and distribution matters. She regularly negotiates and drafts franchise disclosure documents, franchise agreements, and termination and release agreements. Clients frequently rely on her guidance on regulatory compliance matters, issues related to breach of system standards, terminations, and contract disputes.

While in law school, Kristen was a Managing Editor for the Villanova Environmental Law Journal and served as a judicial intern for the Hon. Arnold L. New, in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas.

  • American Bar Association
  • International Franchise Association

Education

  • Villanova University School of Law, J.D.
  • The Pennsylvania State University, B.S.

 

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey

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Kristen Smith
Kristen M. Smith
Associate
kristen.smith@stevenslee.com
  • Princeton
  • Phone: 215.751.2874
  • Fax: 610.371.7374
Areas of Focus
Practice
  • Corporate, Finance and Capital Markets
  • Intellectual Property
  • Litigation

Kristen focuses her practice on a wide variety of intellectual property issues, including domestic and international trademark strategy, federal litigation, Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) proceedings, and management and enforcement of trademarks and brands.  She regularly analyzes infringement claims and drafts complaints, motions, and discovery requests.

Kristen also has both transactional and litigation experience with franchising and distribution matters. She regularly negotiates and drafts franchise disclosure documents, franchise agreements, and termination and release agreements. Clients frequently rely on her guidance on regulatory compliance matters, issues related to breach of system standards, terminations, and contract disputes.

While in law school, Kristen was a Managing Editor for the Villanova Environmental Law Journal and served as a judicial intern for the Hon. Arnold L. New, in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas.

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • International Franchise Association

Education

  • Villanova University School of Law, J.D.
  • The Pennsylvania State University, B.S.

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
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