Leading Intellectual Property and Commercial Litigator, Janet T. Munn, Partners-Up with Coral Gables-Based Law Firm

Jan 19, 2010, 12:23 ET from Rasco, Klock, Reininger, Perez, Esquenazi, Vigil & Nieto

CORAL GABLES, Fla., Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- With over 24 years of intellectual property and commercial litigation experience, Janet T. Munn has joined the partner ranks at the Coral Gables-based law firm Rasco, Klock, Reininger, Perez, Esquenazi, Vigil & Nieto. Her expertise includes: class action defense, intellectual property, mass tort and products liability defense, media law, and domestic and international arbitration

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"We are very excited to have Janet as one of our partners. She tops off a uniquely qualified bench of six senior litigators, with over 170 years of practice experience at our clients' disposal in a diverse are of specialties," said Managing Partner, Ramon Rasco.

"This is a great way to start the new decade," stated Munn. "Joining Ramon and Joe, along with a great team of litigators headed by Steve Reininger, Al Perez, Gabe Nieto, as well as Jack Shawde, creates a resource pool that is unique in our market. Add to that a team of banking, corporate, real estate, and tax lawyers with sophisticated experience in domestic and international transactions, gives me the ability to serve my clients with a talent pool that rivals a 100 person firm. You can clearly see why I wanted to be here."

Steve Reininger, the firm's other co-founder and litigation practice head, added: "The addition of Janet is a strong plus for our litigation practice. Janet joins us at a time when her areas of expertise will be a very important asset for the firm."

Munn comes to the firm by way of Steel Hector & Davis, LLP, where she spent over 19 years and headed the Intellectual Property and Media Law Groups.

Joe Klock, past firm and international practice chair of Steel Hector, commented: "Janet is one of the most highly-regarded lawyers in her field, with an unblemished reputation as a world class federal and state court litigator. I am thrilled that she has chosen to join us." Gabe Nieto, another Steel Hector alumnus, added: "It will be great to again be under the same roof with Janet. Her energy and intellectual capacity was a great asset to our team while we were at Steel Hector, and we are very happy to have her back."

Munn has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America, 2009®, Intellectual Property Law and in Florida Trend Magazine Legal Elite®, Intellectual Property Litigation. As a member of the American Bar Association she has chaired the Intellectual Property Litigation Committee, for the Litigation Section.  As a member of the International Trademark Association Munn chaired the Trial Advocacy Sub-Committee and a subcommittee on alternative dispute resolution and has also spoken at a number of ABA, Florida Bar and International Trademark Association programs on a broad range of topics including intellectual property, media law and international arbitration.  She has taught trial practice skills for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy at both national and regional sessions.  She also serves as President of Lawyers for Children America, a not-for-profit organization that provides pro bono lawyers to abused and neglected children in Florida and Connecticut.

An undergraduate and Master's graduate of Florida State University, she earned her law degree, with Honors, from Nova Southeastern University, where she was Research Editor of the Law Review.  Prior to entering private practice, she clerked for United States District Judge Jose A. Gonzalez, Jr.  She is admitted to practice in Florida, including all of its federal courts.

About The Firm

Founded in 1985, Rasco, Klock, Reininger, Perez, Esquenazi, Vigil & Nieto has become one of South Florida's premier law firms with 18 attorneys and 30 staff members, servicing the needs of domestic and international clients.  The firm is minority owned and operated and has demonstrated a longstanding commitment to community and pro bono service.  The firm represents public and private companies, government entities, and high net-worth individuals in a wide range of practice areas, which include: real estate, international business, litigation, corporate formation and governance, aviation law, financial institutions, trust and estate planning and administration, arts and entertainment, and government/environmental land use practices. For more information on the Firm, call 305-476-7100 or visit www.rascoklock.com

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