Daniel A. Reidy

Founding Partner

 

Upon receiving his J.D. from the University of San Francisco in 1988, Dan began his legal career at Owen Wickersham & Erickson as a copyright and trademark attorney.  An entrepreneur at heart, Dan left the firm in 1990 to start his own practice and never looked back.  

Dan has successfully represented hundreds of clients in intellectual property litigation and transactions.  One notable case that Dan helmed was the filing of a copyright infringement class action case on behalf of freelance authors against a Knight-Ridder subsidiary for selling thousands of authors’ articles without their permission.  After several years of hard-fought litigation and multiple favorable rulings, Dan negotiated a multi-million dollar settlement that resulted in significant payments to hundreds of infringed authors. 

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In addition to his litigation experience, Dan has successfully negotiated countless intellectual property transactions involving the licensing, and acquisition of major brands and entertainment properties. Before shifting his focus to wine, beer and spirits brands in 2008, as an entertainment attorney Dan negotiated and procured highly valuable exclusive rights for his clients from such artists as The Rolling Stones, Elton John, Taylor Swift, U2, Sting, The Police and many more. Now Dan proudly represents many of Napa and Sonoma’s finest wine brands, and he could not be happier!

When not playing ball or riding ATVs with his son, Dan tends to his 200 tree olive orchard and produces killer olive oil for friends and family (and clients!).

 

 

Luisa M. Bonachea

Partner

 

Born and raised in New York City, Luisa moved to California in 2008 after graduating cum laude from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service and receiving her J.D. from George Washington's School of Law.  

Luisa began practicing law at the San Francisco office of Reed Smith LLP, a global firm with over 1,800 attorneys in 28 countries.  Luisa's practice focused primarily on financial services and intellectual property litigation, including patent and trade secret matters.  She appeared and argued in court and obtained favorable rulings in over twenty cases, defended numerous depositions, managed discovery in a high-profile litigation, and successfully led numerous settlement negotiations.

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During law school, Luisa worked at the U.S. Department of Justice and for the Honorable Reggie B. Walton where she researched and drafted opinions in a trade secrets case and the Scooter Libby trial. 

Luisa is fluent in Spanish and proficient in French.  Her combined love of travel and wine led her to Saint Helena where she now focuses on the firm's domestic and international trademark practice.  She regularly handles trademark clearance searches, filings with the USPTO, TTAB and WIPO and enforcement matters.  Luisa also produces albariño and cabernet franc under her wine label, Etxea Wines, and is on the Board for the Napa County Bar's Young Lawyers Division and Puertas Abiertas, a community resource center in Napa.

 

 

 

Tara DoraN MUccitelli

Trademark Paralegal 

 

Tara joined Reidy Law Group after returning to her hometown of Napa from Los Angeles.

Tara received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Studies with an emphasis in rhetoric from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.  Upon graduating from college, Tara entered the legal field working in Napa as an assistant for a litigation attorney.  After relocating to Los Angeles, Tara earned her Paralegal Certification from UCLA and worked at the intellectual property firm of Cislo & Thomas, LLP handling the firm’s international trademarks and patents.

A consummate consumer, Tara has always been interested in trademark law and brand development, and brings over six years of trademark law experience.

In her spare time, Tara enjoys the new adventures of home ownership with her husband, son, dog and cat, and tries to keep the plants alive in her garden.

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

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