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Kyle Anne Citrynell on Copyright and Protecting Your Intellectual Property as part of the Louisville Visual Art (LVA) series designed to give emerging and mid-career artists in the Louisville area the continued support they need to thrive as professionals.

Knowing your rights allows you to better protect your rights! Learn the basics of copyright and intellectual property law. Leave understanding what copyright law does to protect your rights, where trademarks and trade secrets come in, and the nature and relevance of VARA. August 25, 6:00 - 7:00pm


Kyle Anne Citrynell, who heads the Seiller Waterman Intellectual Property Law Group, has been elected to the national Board of Directors of The Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education. EntreEd champions entrepreneurship education by developing education practices and programs that forge entrepreneurial capabilities in all students. Further information about EntreEd can be found at www.entre-ed.org.


Seiller Waterman would like to congratulate Kyle A. Citrynell for her outstanding accomplishment of placing 2nd in the 65+ division of the 17th Annual USA Yoga International Asana International, held in Louisville KY.


On April 13, Kyle Citrynell, who heads the Seiller Waterman Intellectual Property Law Practice Group and whose practice focuses on arts, entertainment, media, publishing and technology, participated in Louisville Visual Arts’ YouTube webinar on The State of the Arts.

Ms. Citrynell is also scheduled to speak on Fundamentals of Copyright Enforcement for PLI on June 24, and on Copyrights and Contracts at the Mid-South Sculpture Alliance Annual Conference in Cincinnati on October 23.


Congratulations to our 2021 Kentucky Super Lawyers:


Seiller Waterman would like to congratulate Connor Cafferty for winning University of Louisville’s annual moot court competition. This competition is for all interested second and third year law students.


Congratulations to our 2020 Kentucky Super Lawyers:


Trent Taylor is a third-year student at the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law. Trent is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Law and Education, a member of the Wagner Labor and Employment Moot Court Team, and is a research assistant to Professor Ariana Levinson. Prior to his time at Seiller Waterman, Trent clerked for the Honorable Karen Conrad and held a variety of other legal internships. In his spare time, Trent enjoys spending time with his fiancée, watching sports, and going to the gym. Trent Taylor has been offered a position to serve as an extern for Magistrate Judge Edwards in her chambers next semester.


Connor Cafferty is 3L at Louisville Law School. In law school Connor has been a member of the National Moot Court Team, the National Mock Trial Team, and the Journal of Animal and Environmental Law. Additionally he is President of the Student Bar Association, an Ambassador for Young Professionals Association of Louisville, and an executive committee member for the KBA Young Lawyers Division. Prior to joining Seiller Waterman, he worked for a federal judge in the Western District of Kentucky. In his spare time, he loves exercising and spending time outdoors.


Cheyanna Patrick is a rising third year law student at the University of Kentucky. She serves as the President of the Equine Law Society. Prior to her time at Seiller Waterman, Cheyanna was a law clerk to Honorable Karen K. Caldwell at the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky. In her spare time, she enjoys riding horses, playing with her dog, and staying active with CrossFit. Cheyanna is not your typical horse rider. She participates in rodeo’s and horse racing (competed in 616 races with 74 wins, including one win at Churchill Downs, 90 seconds, and 99 thirds).


Keith L. Larson and William P. Harbison will be presenters at the “Bankruptcy Law – Served Neat” seminar that will be held on September 13, 2019 in Louisville, Kentucky. They will be presenting on the topic of Post-Discharge issues at this Legal Aid program. Register at Legal Aid Society – nmaraman@laslou.org.


Kyle Anne Citrynell was recognized by Business First for making the “Top 20 People to Know in Law” in the August 16, 2019 publication.


Seiller Waterman is proud to announce that Keith J. Larson was recently appointed as Special Projects Leader of the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) Consumer Bankruptcy Committee. In this position, Larson will be spearheading and editing continuing legal education and webinars for ABI’s consumer bankruptcy practitioners. It is also Larson’s second year as associate editor of the ABI.


Louisville Law Firm Seiller Waterman is proud to recognize Pamela M. Greenwell for being selected as one of the 2019 Bell Award recipients. Pamela will be presented with this prestigious Award by the WLKY-TV Spirit of Louisville Foundation on October 3rd, 2019. Pamela was chosen for her outstanding volunteer contributions to our community.


Congratulations to our 2019 Kentucky Super Lawyers:


Seiller Waterman would like to congratulate Joseph H. Cohen and C. Shawn Fox. The Louisville Bar Association honored Joseph H. Cohen with the Justice Martin E. Johnstone Special Recognition Award in acknowledgement of his 25+ years of service as Bar Counsel at the LBA Annual Awards. The Probate & Estate Section, chaired by Shawn Fox, was also recognized at the Louisville Bar Association Annual Awards as Co-Section of the Year.

Seiller Waterman LLC is proud to announce that Sharon R. Handy was elected to the board of directors of the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana.
This organization administers over $116 million in assets, annually granting more than $4.5 million to causes that impact our community, stewarding more than 240 individual funds, and providing leadership on important community issues in Southern Indiana.


The Friends of the Ohio River Greenway held the Tour de Pork bike ride in August. Sharon Handy, Tammy Naples, Tracy Hazelwood, and Patty Gravatte, manned the main SAG stop for the event the entire day. It is a bike ride that has been going on for 10 years, but this, the 11th year was the first time our Friend of the Ohio River Greenway group took on the task of putting it on the event. Sharon R. Handy also serves on the board of Friends of the Ohio River Greenway (FOG).


R. Kenneth Kinderman is the newest Board member on the Franciscan Kitchen Board. Ken is a business and tax lawyer with Seiller Waterman, LLC; a product of the Louisville Catholic Schools (St. Elizabeth, St. X and Bellarmine) married to Rebecca Kinderman, with two sons, Michael and Matthew.


Seiller Waterman would like to recognize Sharon R. Handy for her continued community service.
Sharon was awarded with the Tough Cookie award on Friday, September 14, 2018, by the Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana. This award was created to honor an outstanding woman in the community who actively supports, advocates, and is a role model to Girl Scouts and women in the community. She also is a woman whose life exemplifies the value of community service intrinsic to Girl Scouts.


The Seiller Waterman team after a Pilates workout at Holly’s Pilates Village.


Seiller Waterman is a proud sponsor of the Fern Creek Babe Ruth 8U baseball team.
The team will be playing in Jensen, Beach Florida for the Cal Ripken World Series Tourney.


Seiller Waterman is proud to announce that we have 2 interns this summer, from left to right, Ruhee Singh and Sungmin Kang.
Ruhee is a rising sophomore at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She was named an Illinois State Scholar in 2017. Ruhee serves as an active member of the professional fraternity Alpha Chi Sigma and the national fraternity Phi Mu. In her spare time, Ruhee loves to read, play with her dog, and watch The Office.
Sungmin Kang is a rising junior at Saint Xavier High School. He is the captain of the Swim and Dive Team and he is a member of the National Team with Lakeside Swim Team. He is a Scholastic All American 2018-2019 and also a member of the National Society of High School Scholars. Outside of swimming, he enjoys spending time with family, hiking and the outdoors.


Seiller Waterman is proud to announce that we have 2 new law clerks, from left to right Jacquelyn Ha and Chris Jacovitch.
Jacquelyn Ha is a rising third year law student at the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law. She is honored to be the Articles Editor of the 57th Volume of the University of Louisville Law Review. Jacquelyn also serves on the Student Bar Association as her class representative. Prior to her time at Seiller Waterman, Jacquelyn was a research assistant to Professor James T. R. Jones, focusing particularly on appellate advocacy. In her spare time, Jacquelyn enjoys keeping up to date on the local food scene, staying active with Pilates, and cheering for the Cards!
Chris Jacovitch is a rising third year law student at the University of Kentucky College of Law. Chris is an active member of the Kentucky Law Journal and was recently elected Managing Editor of the 107th volume of the Journal. In his free time Chris enjoys hiking, playing with his dog, and playing bar trivia.


Seiller Waterman is proud to announce that the firm’s office manager Teresa McCarthy has won the first annual Louisville Bar Association Pictorial Roster contest for 2017 – 2018 with a collage of her paintings representative of the Louisville, Kentucky area


Seiller Waterman would like to recognize the firm’s legal courier Joan Shelton May as the daughter of POW Col. Charles E. Shelton. Joan was present at the ground breaking ceremony for the replica of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Elizabethtown, Kentucky on October 23, 2017. The Charles E. Shelton Memorial located in Owensboro Kentucky is dedicated to Col. Charles E. Shelton, US Air Force who was shot down while on a mission over Laos in 1964. Col. Shelton was finally declared killed in action in 1994, and is the last official POW of the Vietnam War. The back of the monument has a family photo with Joan in her Mother’s arms.


Seiller Waterman would like to echo the recognition William P. Harbison, (Bill) has received from the Southern District Bankruptcy Judges and the recognition he will be receiving on November 10th from the American Bankruptcy Institution for his outstanding pro bono service for the Southern District of Indiana. We would also like to recognize our support staff for their contribution, Becky Swann, Tamara Barger and Jill Brown. Click here for full “Thank You” letter from the Honorable Robyn L. Moberly, Chief Bankruptcy Judge, and Bankruptcy Judges Honorable James M. Carr and Jeffery Graham.

C. Shawn Fox will be one of the presenters at “Trusts From A to Z” seminar that will be held on December 7, 2017 in Louisville, Kentucky. The ultimate Pros and Cons Guide to Top Wealth Planning Techniques. Register at National Business Institute, NBI - www.nbi-sems.com.

C. Shawn Fox will be one of the presenters at “The Probate Process from Start to Finish” seminar that will be held on September 19, 2017 in Louisville, Kentucky. The program will address key rules, procedures and forms for effective probate administration. Register at National Business Institute, NBI - www.nbi-sems.com.

Seiller Waterman is proud to announce that we have 3 new law clerks, from left to right Spencer Gray, Maria Tipton and Phil Pearson.

Spencer Gray is a rising third year law student at the University of Kentucky College of Law. In the spring semester of 2017, Spencer was elected to be Online Content Editor for the Kentucky Law Journal. He is a member of the Student Bar Association and served as president of the Business Law Society. Last summer, Spencer worked as a summer associate at The Getty Law Group and at Investors Heritage Life Insurance Company. He will be clerking for Senior District Judge Thomas Russell of the Western District of Kentucky after graduation from 2018-2020. In his spare time, Spencer enjoys staying active, reading, and spending time with his family.

Maria Tipton is entering her third-year at the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law. She is a second-year member of the University of Louisville Law Review, a second-year member of the Arbitration Moot Court team, and the current Vice President of Administration for the Moot Court Board. Prior to her time at Seiller Waterman, Maria was an intern at the University of Louisville’s Office of the General Counsel, and a law clerk at Ricketts Law Offices, PLLC. She was also the research assistant to Professor Karen Jordan, focusing particularly on administrative law. In her spare time, Maria enjoys staying active, being with family and friends, and cheering on the Cards at sporting events.

Phil Pearson is currently a third-year law student at the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law. He is a second-year member of the University of Louisville Law Review, and is honored to have his student note on the Legal Disparity between Cigarettes and Smokeless Tobacco selected for online publication in Volume 56 of the Law Review (2017). Prior to his time at Seiller Waterman, Phil was a Legal Clerk at Conliffe, Sandmann, & Sullivan. He is the research assistant to Professor Manning G. Warren III, focusing particularly on fiduciary duties in closely held corporations. He is also heavily involved in both the Student Bar Association and the Sports Law and Entertainment Society, where he is the Vice-President. In his spare time, Phil enjoys staying active, cooking, and passionately following sports.

Alan N. Linker will be participating in the Louisville Business First, Business and Succession Planning forum discussion, June 22, 2017, at the University Club, 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Welcome Law Clerks

Tim Bado (left) is currently in his third year at the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law where he is a Notes editor with the University of Louisville Law Review. He is honored to have his student Note selected for publication in Volume 55 of the Law Review (2017). He is also the Student Bar Association Vice President of Finances and a member of the Honor Council. Last summer, Tim worked at the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Kentucky, primarily working on cases relating to White Collar Crime and Drug Trafficking. Outside of pursuing his legal career, Tim enjoys spending time staying active, traveling, enjoying the Louisville food scene, spending time with his wife, Morgan and his dog, Wrigley.
Brenon Russell (right) is currently a third-year law student at the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law. He is a second-year member of the University of Louisville Law Review, and is honored to have his student note on collaborative law selected for online publication in Volume 55 of the Law Review (2017). Prior to his time at Seiller Waterman, Brenon was a Summer Associate at Dressman Benzinger LaVelle psc, and also worked in the legal department of Churchill Downs, Inc. assisting in-house counsel. He is also the research assistant to Professor Manning G. Warren III, focusing particularly on securities regulations. In his spare time, Brenon enjoys staying active, being outdoors, and visiting the lake with his family.

C. Shawn Fox took part in one of the many ways Seiller Waterman LLC gives back to the community by presenting an Intellectual Property Primer to Bellarmine University students in its Media Law Class. C. Shawn Fox is a member of the Intellectual Property and Estate Planning Practice Groups for Seiller Waterman LLC. In addition to his Estate Planning and Probate practice, Shawn has an intellectual property litigation practice involving the litigation of copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property cases throughout the nation. Shawn shared his expertise and experiences with Bellarmine students who may one day enter one of the various fields involving intellectual property.

Federal Estate and Gift Tax Program - March 23rd, 2017 - C. Shawn Fox, Alan N. Linker and Sharon R. Handy will be guest lecturers at the Louisville Bar Association.

The program will address proposed and anticipated changes to the Federal Estate and Gift Tax and related laws in light of the post-election change in administration. A panel discussion will follow the presentation, as time permits, to discuss strategies to deal with the current state of uncertainty as we await implementation of any proposed or anticipated changes and estate planning techniques that may gain popularity following any anticipated changes. To register go to: https://www.loubar.org/calendar/registration/?eventno=1245

Seiller Waterman would like to congratulate Pamela M. Greenwell for being awarded the Center for Women & Families Women of Distinction Award. She will be recognized at a dinner on February 17, 2017.


Seiller Waterman sponsors Seven Counties Crisis Information Center Fundraiser
Seiller Waterman was the proud sponsor of the Seven Counties 3rd Annual Ball Cup Challenge. This unique Golf Tournament format provided a net donation for Seven Counties Crisis Information Center and 24/7 Hotline. The staff and volunteers managing this critical program answer thousands of calls per year. The money raised supports the core operation of this safety net service. Thanks to all that participated.


Congratulations to Keith Larson on his recent publication in the Louisville Bar Association’s BarBriefs. The article considers the late Justice Scalia’s mark on bankruptcy appellate law. In it, Keith explores three landmark decisions that are not only substantively significant, but typify how Scalia—like it or not—set the terms of the debate when it came to statutory interpretation and the application of historical (sometimes ancient) texts to modern law.

Seiller Waterman supports Friends of the Louisville Free Public Library.

Seiller Waterman is proud to announce that Alan N. Linker has been elected to the Board of Directors for Argent Trust Company. Click link for full media release: http://argentfinancial.com/press-release/argent-trust-announces-new-director/


Seiller Waterman sponsors Seven Counties Crisis Information Center Fundraiser

Seiller Waterman was the proud sponsor of the Seven Counties 2nd Annual Ball Cup Challenge. This unique Golf Tournament format provided a net donation of $30,000 for Seven Counties Crisis Information Center and 24/7 Hotline. The staff and volunteers managing this critical program answer over 60,000 calls a year. The money raised supports the core operation of this safety net service. Thanks to all that participated.

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