May 11, 2011

Polsinelli Shughart PC welcomes attorney Jeffrey H. Kass as shareholder in the firm’s Trial department where he will focus his practice on all aspects of intellectual property and technology litigation. Kass provides counsel on issues impacting start-up companies and serves as general counsel to a dozen small companies. Small Business Monthly named Kass one of the top ten attorneys for entrepreneurs in St. Louis. Kass will be practicing out of the firm’s St. Louis and Denver offices.

“Polsinelli Shughart embraces entrepreneurship and, in particular, the St. Louis office has made a strong commitment to start-ups through our work with the Skandalaris Center and Olin Cup,” said Randy S. Gerber, managing director of the St. Louis office. “We’re excited Jeffrey’s onboard.”

Polsinelli Shughart’s Intellectual Property and Technology Litigation practice consists of 31 attorneys representing thousands of businesses throughout the United States and internationally. The practice includes attorneys in Chicago, Denver, Kansas City and St. Louis. Kass focuses his practice on trademark, copyright and patent litigation, as well as technology law, business and commercial litigation, broker-dealer arbitration and business planning matters. He also advises clients on contract issues, software licensing and Internet domain name disputes.

“My clients know I find great reward in helping them grow a start-up into a mature business,” said Kass. “Polsinelli Shughart’s spirit of entrepreneurship and national resources provide a great platform for my clients and allow me to grow my practice. I’m thrilled to be working with like-minded attorneys in St. Louis, Denver and across the firm.”

Kass earned his law degree, cum laude, from the University of Toledo College of Law, and a B.A. degree from Ohio State University. He is a member of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, the Missouri Bar Association and the American Bar Association.

Kass writes and speaks frequently on his area of law.

He is a good source for reporters working on stories about: 

Start-up companies 
Patent litigation 
Internet domain name disputes 
Trade Secrets

For more information contact Public Relations Manager Heather McMichael, 816-395-0618,

About Polsinelli Shughart PC

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