IP Law Firm Klemchuk Kubasta LLP Triples In Size; Celebrates 2nd Anniversary
KK LLP Adds New Practice Groups to Expand Services in North Texas
While many businesses struggle in this uncertain economy, Klemchuk Kubasta LLP (KK LLP), a leading intellectual property (IP) law firm in Dallas, is thriving. With 300 percent revenue growth in 2010, KK LLP is celebrating its 2nd anniversary by tripling in size – a result of its unique business approach and its ability to adopt technological innovations.
KK LLP’s growth derives from offering comprehensive IP legal services, including litigation and enforcement of all forms of IP, as well as counseling on registration and licensing of patents, trademarks, trade dress and copyrights. The firm has also carved a reputation for offering top-tier expertise with an attention to customer service only available with a boutique firm. It has also been touted as one of the most innovative firms in Dallas.
“We identified an underserved business niche in a market that is dominated by large, international law firms,” said co-founder Darin Klemchuk. “We are a full-service IP boutique, offering litigation, prosecution, transactional counseling, and international business and trade expertise. Yet we have also taken customer service to a new level. We patterned Klemchuk Kubasta on law firm models from 50 years ago. At that time, lawyers were trusted advisors, confidants, and counselors instead of vendors. This approach sacrifices short-term profits for long-term, long-lasting client relationships.”
Since its inception, Klemchuk Kubasta has grown to a burgeoning practice of 22 people. It has also embraced emerging technologies, recognized by business leaders such as Apple, Inc. for the firm’s use of innovation. Apple.com features KK LLP as an iPhone-centric firm that employs a wide variety of Apple® products. KK LLP also introduced an iPhone application in 2010 that makes it easier for clients to contact the firm.
Further responding to rapidly adapting technologies, KK LLP added two new practice groups to focus on emerging Internet legal issues. The first new practice group – Social Media — was launched this month to help clients handle increasing social networking issues.
“With rapid growth of social networking sites, the legal implications of instant, online communication is an issue for employers and employees alike, as well as for companies wanting to manage their brands online,” said Klemchuk, group chairman.
Likewise, online business transactions are accelerating as more entities establish an online presence to market products and services. Uncharted territory for many businesses, KK LLP developed its E-Commerce & Internet Business practice to help clients navigate online transaction laws.
“The distinctive nature of Web-based business presents unique challenges not addressed by traditional law firms,” said Jim Chester, group chairman and partner. “With our combined experience, we can identify and address the Web-based issues our clients will face.”
Co-founder Kelly Kubasta says all this recent growth illustrates that the firm has developed a unique niche in North Texas. “In less than two years, we’ve become the ‘go-to’ IP law firm in Dallas-Fort Worth. We are on the leading edge of innovation, but also take our business model a step further. We are passionate about customer service, and we’ve built a results- and service-oriented team that believes law should be treated as a counseling/consulting function. Our growth suggests the business community appreciates that philosophy.”
The firm’s service model also extends to a unique internal culture and collaborative environment. “We are firm believers in hiring innovative problem solvers, and empowering them with the resources and training they need,” notes Chester. “Winning recognition from the Dallas Business Journal as one of the ‘Best Places to Work’ in 2010, our first full year, was one of our greatest achievements to date.”
About the Firm:
Klemchuk LLP is a litigation, intellectual property, transactional, and international business law firm dedicated to protecting innovation. The firm provides tailored legal solutions to industries including software, technology, retail, real estate, consumer goods, ecommerce, telecommunications, restaurant, energy, media, and professional services. The firm focuses on serving mid-market companies seeking long-term, value-added relationships with a law firm. Learn more about experiencing law practiced differently and our local counsel practice.
The firm publishes Intellectual Property Trends (latest developments in IP law), Conversations with Innovators (interviews with thought leaders), Leaders in Law (insights from law leaders), Culture Counts (thoughts on law firm culture and business), and Legal Insights (in-depth analysis of IP, litigation, transactional, and international law).