Erik focuses his practice on two areas: (1) intellectual property, and (2) international transactions. He works with businesses in identifying, acquiring and protecting rights in intellectual property like copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets; and in structuring agreements involving intellectual property. Erik also works with businesses, both US and foreign, in structuring transactions involving the export and import of products and services; licensing of technology; and the establishment of operations abroad. Erik works regularly with US clients doing business in Germany, and German companies doing business in the US, and speaks fluent German.
J.D. 1979, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Graduate Study in Law, 1979-81, University of Bonn, Germany (Comparative Law and Private International Law)
B.A. 1971, Lawrence University (Political Science)
Madison International Trade Association, Board Member (2014-present)
Peace Corps, Afghanistan (1973-1975)
Languages: German, Pashto
PROUDEST PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENT
Teaching International Business Transactions and International Trade Law at University of Wisconsin Law School
PROUDEST COMMUNITY ACCOMPLISHMENT
Pro bono representation of clients seeking political asylum in the U.S.