Max Vilenchik practices both as a litigator and a transactional attorney before the Bars of the States of New York and New Jersey. His experience ranges from entertainment and intellectual property law to commercial, real estate and employment law. Whether counseling clients, conducting in-depth legal research and analysis or confronting the challenges of motion practice in the courtroom, Mr. Vilenchik is an invaluable asset to our firm. Our clients have come to rely on his unique talents and instincts in negotiation and strategic planning.
Mr. Vilenchik also serves as general counsel for small businesses in New York and New Jersey and counsels his clients on intellectual property protection, corporate and employee matters and a large variety of commercial transactions. Having worked in the general counsel departments of some of the most influential companies in the fashion and entertainment industries, Mr. Vilenchik’s corporate experience is especially valuable in the context of our small law firm. We also have the benefit of his special fluency in the issue of fair use.
Mr. Vilenchik is a graduate of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law where he completed a concentration in the school’s top-ranked Intellectual Property, Entertainment and Media Law Program. His note on trademark litigation was selected for publication in the Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution and has subsequently been cited by numerous scholarly publications, including those of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
While at Cardozo, Mr. Vilenchik was a member of the Labor and Employment Law Clinic, where he provided legal counsel to low-income workers in the New York City area and argued on their behalf at administrative law hearings during the difficult years immediately following the 2008 recession. Mr. Vilenchik received his undergraduate degree from Washington and Lee University, where he graduated magna cum laude attaining a double major in Economics and Political Science and a minor in the renowned Shepherd Poverty Studies Program.