Abe is hands down the easiest attorney to work with in the sea of trademark attorneys out there. I still can't believe our relationship started with one of his cold emails (click to read more)
Abe is hands down the easiest attorney to work with in the sea of trademark attorneys out there. I still can't believe our relationship started with one of his cold emails.
Abe initially reached out because a trademark I had applied for was rejected by the USPTO due to some language that I have included. Just like everyone else I got a FLOOD of emails from random attorneys who all had similar spammy messaging.
Abe's email was thoughtful and appealed to me because he mentioned that he's an entrepreneur as well. We hopped on the phone and I was delighted at how easy going and friendly he was. From the beginning Abe has always been readily available to answer any of my questions and it goes without saying that I highly recommend his services to anyone who needs any business legal assistance. Abe is the BEST when it comes to small business law and will do wonders for your business.
- AJ Swamy, Owner of Hockey Helper
His personality was authentic, warm, and friendly, which was very important and the number one reason we decided to work with Lichy Law (click to read more)
If asked to choose four words to describe Abe, I'd choose professional, knowledgeable, personable, and dependable. Hiring Abe to lead the process with our domestic and international trademarks has been one of the best professional decisions. From the initial phone consultation, it was clear Abe's subject-matter knowledge was unmatched. I've consulted and worked with other alleged trademark attorneys but none have come close to Abe's understanding of the process and expedient follow through.
He is personally accessible and does not rush the conversation. I can be a bit over-analytical at times but Abe took the time to explain, clarify, and answer all of my questions. His personality was authentic, warm, and friendly, which was very important and the number one reason we decided to work with Lichy Law. Relationships and rapport are important to us and it was clear he shared the same value. While in New York, we had the opportunity to meet with Abe for coffee and this sealed the deal! He demonstrated sincere passion for our company's needs, goals, and ideas; and through our meeting, we discovered other areas his professional and legal expertise will benefit our immediate and long term business objectives.
He is truly a one-stop-shop for our apparel brand and his creative edge allows for more in-depth conversations about our conceptual ideas; from social media marketing, working with influencers, contractual relationships, you name it! It is rare to find an attorney with not only theoretical but practical knowledge of the industry, beyond the standard legalese. Abe is becoming more than a highly competent legal representative for our business, we consider him a part of our growing business team and proudly refer to him as "our attorney". Lichy Law does not disappoint!
-Stephanie Carter, Hypland
He's very personable, reassuring and approachable. With Abe, you do not have to speak to a PA, Your call won't be diverted to voicemail, only for Your call not to be returned (click to read more)
Abe reached out to me via email (on a Sunday) after my application was flagged up as a result of an 'Office to Action' - we spoke that day! Several law firms also tried to do the same soon after, however, Abe had that extra touch, other Lawyers don't seem to have…He's very personable, reassuring and approachable. With Abe, you do not have to speak to a PA, Your call won't be diverted to voicemail, only for Your call not to be returned. Abe is extremely efficient…he will oversee the process of Your application from start to finish! Also, doing his diligence by liaising with the examining Lawyer, which can sometimes expedite your application - this is key!
I consider Abe an honest, fair and reliable Lawyer…plus, I'm also looking forward to meeting him when I come to New York.
I cannot stress the importance of Trademarking Your Intellectual property before bringing Your product or service to market…it will save you from a lot of heartache caused by unscrupulous charlatans, who will steal, hurt and cheapen the Integrity of Your Brand, in order to make a fast buck!
Abe, thank you for the work you have done so far.
- Thai, Managing Director and legal owner of the Brand and Online Store, Fetish Cartel
He does what he says he’s going to do, when he says he’s going to do it. Priceless (click to read more)
I applied directly to the USPO for a trademark. But it wasn’t as easy as I thought so I started looking for some help. I spoke with several firms that just didn’t feel right, or were simply too expensive and impersonal. I hung up feeling like I either needed to keep trying to go it alone, or just pay the hefty fees and hope for the best. But then Abe called. He was awesome, offering to look at my case and give honest feedback. I was comfortable with him for some reason, and when he came back with his opinion, it was straight forward and reasonable. He suggested some things I could keep doing on my own, and recommended some things better left to him. And he offered me a discount — just because. Really, just because he’s a good guy, looking to build his business with people he likes. I’ve been with Abe for a while now and it still stands — he offers a great service at a fair price. And maybe more importantly, he does what he says he’s going to do, when he says he’s going to do it. Priceless.
Ted Larkins, Author of Get To Be Happy
Abe’s creativity, judgment, research skills, and overall rapport make him a standout in the field. He is a great lawyer, who has become a friend, and it is a pleasure to work with him. (click to read more)
I needed an attorney who was dedicated, analytical, bright, and quick on his feet. I've had some go-to people that I have used in my previous businesses, but I wanted a fresh perspective. I interviewed 11 different firms (large and small) and I got to know what I didn’t want pretty quickly, but I started to think that I was being too picky. However, when I found Abe, (my 12th interview) I knew almost immediately that I had found my guy. Abe is an innovative, detail-oriented professional, with a people-first mentality. He has remarkable communication skills both verbally and on paper. He was not only able to help create complicated agreements and contracts for me, but he was also able to break down the language as we reviewed them together. He was patient and articulate making sure that each section was clear and so that I was comfortable with the documents that we were presenting.
I originally hired Abe for a short, but important project, but I have since used him for all of my legal needs that fit his specialties. I've co/founded 4 companies, and in that time I have dealt with a myriad of attorneys in a variety of situations. Abe’s creativity, judgment, research skills, and overall rapport make him a standout in the field. He is a great lawyer, who has become a friend, and it is a pleasure to work with him.
Adam Butlein, Chief Illumination Officer of LiteZilla
He's a centered guy who approaches legal matters in a holistic way - something you don't really find from many native New Yorkers... (click to read more)
I've known Abe for many years. When he started Lichy Law I was so pumped because my business was at the point where we needed an experienced attorney who would be hands-on and accessible. Aside from the fact that Abe’s just a really smart guy, his level of customer service is unmatched (I'm in a service-based industry so I know...). He's easy to talk to, I never feel pressured that I'm asking too many questions and his answers and analysis are always thoughtful and put in plain English so it's easy to understand.
A quick bit - Abe recently helped me win my trademark which faced fierce opposition. I was nervous at first but Abe's calm demeanor and confidence in the matter kept me grounded and when he had to go into shark mode, he did and we ultimately succeeded in getting the mark. He's a centered guy who approaches legal matters in a holistic way - something you don't really find from many native New Yorkers.... You may have heard of the show "Better Call Saul" but this is the real deal, "Better Call Abe!" Matt, CEO of The LIV Method
Abe's knowledge and counsel have been invaluable in establishing my brand and moving forward into profitability (click to read more)
Abe was a godsend at just the right for me in my business growth. In my first year as a startup of one, I'd been doing pretty much all the legal work "on the cheap"... meaning I had more time, energy, and passion than I had startup capital to put toward things like patents, trademarks, and terms of service agreements on my recently launched e-commerce website. I was using legal templates and legal advice available online at this time, but I quickly realized I was entering a stage of my business with much higher legal stakes and much more complicated situations. In beginning to look for possible attorneys and services to aid me, I felt I was now going to be marrying the warmth, passion, and in some ways, youthful naivety of my fledgling company with the services of more corporate and remote attorneys who didn't see me and my brand as what they uniquely were. My early points of contact with these individuals were not inspiring.
I was hesitant at first with a lawyer "cold-calling" me by email following my trademark application, but my concerns quickly disappeared when I found him to be professional, genuine, and supportive. Abe happens to have personal experience launching a successful product line of handbags (as I am doing), and we quickly got into a conversation about this, as well as about life in general. I think we actually won each other over, and I later realized that this is the case with everyone he works with. Abe works with those he believes in and wants to see succeed. He's not a "career" lawyer in it for the money or status. He's a passionate, generous, and engaged human being who also has the skills, knowledge, and drive of a terrific startup lawyer. His time isn't money, as the old saying goes. His time is time... and he values time in that if we wants to work with you, it's because he wants to work with you. And that's a very different thing.
Although my capital was limited, Abe expressed that he was excited about the possibility of working with me and seeing my brand succeed. We negotiated some work in the early days that was feasible for me while valuing his time and efforts. In addition to this we began partnering in US distribution, leveraging the varied and quality connections Abe has within the fashion/handbag industry. His knowledge of and counsel regarding this has been invaluable to me in establishing my brand and moving forward into profitability.
You can be sure that the work you do with Abe will be saturated with integrity, warmth, and true value. It's not something you'll easily find elsewhere.
Using Seth Godin's vocabulary, he's the purple cow of startup lawyers.
Definitely hire Abe if you're looking for help to start up a business - he's extremely knowledgable, accessible, does the work quickly and diligently (click to read more)
I needed an attorney to set up legal agreements for my business and found Abe through a family member's recommendation. Abe helped me get my business up and running - including advice on what I needed but also what I didn't need (which saved me a lot of unnecessary legal expenses). He put together "start documents" for me and has consistently responded to my one-off questions whenever I text/email him. Definitely hire Abe if you're looking for help to start up a business - he's extremely knowledgable, accessible, does the work quickly and diligently.
Alex, CEO of RACS
We met Abe through a cold email he sent after we filed a trademark application and after getting to know him on the initial call, we knew he was the one (click to read more)
We met Abe through a cold email he sent after we filed a trademark application and the timing was perfect because we were looking for a lawyer for our an up and coming company. After getting to know Abe on the initial call, we knew he was the one. Abe guided us through all the legal documents we needed to make our website legit. He also put together our member contracts, and other documents to help protect our business. He took the time to explain each and every document, and told us how to use them. We would definitely recommend Abe as a Business Lawyer. He is legally knowledgeable about what are the needs of an up and coming business. He has become someone we can confide in when we need legal advice.
Pierre and Nery, Founders of Acces a Tout