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Troy, Mich. —November 15, 2021—Intellectual property specialty law firm Fishman Stewart, PLLC, is pleased to announce that four firm attorneys have been named to DBusiness magazine’s annual Top Lawyers list for 2022. DBusiness distributed an online peer-review survey to certified lawyers within the metro Detroit area to seek out excellence in the legal field. Inclusion in Top Lawyers is based solely upon one’s peer group standing.

The following attorneys were credited with excellence in the following Top Lawyers categories:

  • Maxwell Goss: 2022 Top Lawyer in ‘Intellectual Property & Patent Law’ and ‘Litigation – Intellectual Property’

A litigation and trial lawyer, of counsel, Max Goss represents clients in intellectual property and business cases throughout Michigan and around the country—bringing his own brand of forceful advocacy and creative solutions to the cases he handles.

Partner John Guenther’s practice covers all aspects of IP law, including domestic and international patent acquisition and maintenance, trademark and copyright registration; intellectual property enforcement and litigation; trade secret protection; high-profile product and trademark clearances; large scale due diligence efforts; joint venture and commercial agreements; and licensing.

A patent attorney and engineer, partner Doug LaLone also serves as chair of the firm’s Strategic IP Practice Group, counselling portfolio companies, PE, VC and IB firms on intellectual property strategies, due diligence and portfolio management.

Partner Barbara Mandell has over 28 years of experience in complex litigation. Her practice is focused on litigating, arbitrating and counseling her clients on patent, trademark and licensing matters as well as antitrust law.

In addition to DBusiness Top Lawyers accolades, all four attorneys were named 2021 Michigan Super Lawyers and 2022 Best Lawyers® earlier this year.

About Fishman Stewart PLLC
Celebrating a quarter century in 2021, Fishman Stewart helps turn client creativity into valuable intellectual capital. Since 1996, the firm has obtained tens of thousands of patents and trademarks and represented clients in hundreds of cases in Federal Court. As strategic advisers to CEOs and senior executives, Fishman Stewart attorneys have developed IP management strategies for U.S. and foreign-based companies, from middle market to Fortune 500, to safeguard their business assets throughout the world.  To discover how Fishman Stewart leverages intellectual property to effectively protect new product lines, increase market share and head off the competition, visit

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