FOUR FBFK ATTORNEYS NAMED TO 2023 D MAGAZINE BEST LAWYERS IN DALLAS
DALLAS (Apr. 21, 2023) – FBFK Law is proud to announce that, once again, intellectual property shareholder Kelly Kubasta and of counsel intellectual property attorney John Cone, tax law shareholder Dan Baucum, and transactional law shareholder Paul Braswell have been named among 2023 D Magazine Best Lawyers in Dallas. The annual, peer-nominated list honors “exceptional lawyers offering unparalleled counsel” in 40 categories across Dallas.
This is Kubasta’s 11th year, Cone’s 7th year, Baucum’s 5th year and Braswell’s 2nd year winning a spot on the list, which recognizes outstanding lawyers in the North Texas Region.
“Thank you, D Magazine, for spotlighting this group of incredibly talented, highly respected FBFK attorneys,” said Kyle Ferguson, FBFK CEO and Founding Partner. “We’re grateful for the recognition – all four are well deserving of this honor.”
FBFK attorneys selected as Best Lawyers include:
As co-leader of FBFK’s intellectual property practice group, Kelly counsels on a wide array of intellectual property issues, including developing and maintaining patent and trademark portfolios, monetizing intellectual property assets through technology and marketing transactions, and enforcing and defending intellectual property assets through the courts, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. He is a seven-time The Best Lawyers in America honoree, has previously served as a Board Member of organizations such as TeXchange DFW and My Possibilities and works with various non-profit organizations.
Intellectual Property: Trademark & Copyright
John focuses on trademark, copyright and patent enforcement; state and federal intellectual property litigation; and a variety of brand strategy and management issues. He has tried cases in many U.S. federal court districts in Texas and has served as both an expert witness and mediator. Cone also serves as an adjunct professor at the Dedman School of Law at Southern Methodist University, is a seven-time Texas Super Lawyer by Texas Monthly magazine and a nine-time Chambers USA ranked attorney.
Dan represents business owners and investors with tax planning, business issues, and federal tax disputes. A business attorney with extensive private practice and government experience, Baucum is the former Chair of the State Bar of Texas Tax Section, a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel, and is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law and at Baylor Law School. He is also a two-time D Magazine’s Dallas 500 awardee and four-time The Best Lawyers in America honoree.
Paul advises clients on a wide range of transactional law including business entity structure, corporate organization and reorganization, taxation, private securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, corporate financing, franchising, equity and debt financing transactions, syndications, business dispositions, trademark registrations and other general business matters. Braswell has more than 20 years of experience and co-leads FBFK’s corporate transactional practice.
Celebrating 20 years of legal expertise and success across Texas and the U.S., Dallas-based FBFK is an entrepreneurial-minded, full-service business law firm with offices in Plano, Austin and Houston, Texas, as well as in Orange County and Silicon Valley. Driven by a commitment to creating lasting client relationships grounded in high-quality representation and client service, FBFK represents clients nationwide in nearly 40 practice areas related to business structures and transactions, intellectual property protection and dispute resolution. www.fbfk.law