At LEKS Law, we know you have endless choices when it comes to choosing legal representation. We pride ourselves on not only providing superior work product but also on building long lasting relationships, having clear communication channels and maintaining transparent billing practices with our clients. Our services focus on assisting companies with venture financing deals, complex sales transactions and reorganizations, and joint venture arrangements. Whether a company is just starting off or is well established, we can assist with a variety of business matters including formation of their company, employment matters, intellectual property matters, and dissolutions and winding up of company affairs. Our top priority is ensuring that our clients feel not only satisfied but are truly happy with the services we provide.
Katya A. Mezek
Private Equity and Venture Financing
Ms. Mezek has worked with companies ranging from startups to multi-million dollar revenue companies in various industries including industrial product manufacturers (e.g. gasket sheets and LED light bulbs), software companies, consumer goods manufacturers (e.g. hands-free dog leashes and organic feminine hygiene products), as well as companies in the service industry (e.g. restaurants, yoga studios, and insurance providers).
In addition to being an attorney, Ms. Mezek also holds a degree in Finance and is thus able to understand and appreciate the financial and business nuances of any transaction and ensures that these concerns are successfully intertwined with the legal documentation.
Prior to starting her own firm, Ms. Mezek worked as in-house counsel for Goodyear Tire Company in Slovenia where her legal team was responsible for the corporate needs of 15 Central and South Eastern European countries. In addition, she has worked for law firms in Los Angeles and San Francisco Bay Area. With this broad range of experience, Ms. Mezek understands what her clients’ needs are and prides herself on ensuring that they receive the support and results that they expect.
BS in Finance, California State University, Long Beach (2006), summa cum laude
Northern District Court of California
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
Central District Bankruptcy Court
All State Courts of California
American Bar Association
UCLA Alumni Association
CSULB Alumni Association
American Chamber of Commerce in Slovenia (AmCham)
Cassandra M. Tam
As a seasoned litigator, Cassandra has litigated and mediated various intellectual property and complex business matters before the U.S. Federal District Courts, including trademark and trade dress infringement, unfair competition, patent infringement, copyright infringement, breach of contract, and related commercial claims. Cassandra is also experienced with trademark and trade dress proceedings before the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.
On the transactional side, Cassandra is a trusted advisor in building and protecting client intellectual property rights through strategic counseling and domestic prosecution. She brings the benefit of her extensive intellectual property and commercial litigation experience in negotiating and drafting commercial agreements involving intellectual property matters. Her litigation experience also informs her approach to counseling clients on creating their products – from the initial stages of design and development through launch and distribution – including advising clients regarding intellectual property rights and risks, licensing, marketing, data privacy and protection issues, and avoiding conflicts. Cassandra is also experienced in trademark prosecution and clearance, including conducting U.S. trademark searches, filing trademark applications, prosecuting trademark applications, trademark registration maintenance, and trademark assignments.
In her privacy and data security practice, Cassandra counsels clients on best practices and compliance with existing and emerging privacy and information security laws, including the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) and state information security statutes. Cassandra also assists clients in preparing for and responding to data security incidents, and with drafting privacy notices and data protection agreements.
Cassandra has worked with startups and multinational companies across diverse industries, including consumer products, fashion, pharmaceuticals, Internet, and software/SaaS technology.
BS in Psychobiology, University of California, Los Angeles (2003)
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
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