Lisa M. Krizan, Attorney at Law
Lisa Krizan

Ms. Krizan is the founder and owner of LMK Associates. Her focus is on providing a wide range of legal services to businesses and individuals in the areas of trademark, copyright, trade secret and patent law, licensing, publishing, advertising, Internet and e-commerce law, and intellectual property commercialization, registration, and protection.

Her background includes transactional and corporate law practice including employment law, business formation, general corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, the formation and perfection of security interests, and corporate due diligence.

Before opening LMK Associates, she practiced in the areas of intellectual property and business law with Hirschler Fleischer PC, Durrette Crump, PLC (formerly Durrette Bradshaw, PLC), and in the Legal Services Department of Dominion/Virginia Power and Dominion/North Carolina Power.

Ms. Krizan earned a B.A.in government from the College of William and Mary and a J.D. from the Catholic University of America. Ms. Krizan served as the first woman President of the Greater Richmond Intellectual Property Law Association in 2004-2005 and is a member of the Intellectual Property Law Section of the Virginia State Bar and the Richmond Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners.

Ms. Krizan was named one of Virginia's Legal Elite in intellectual property law in 2001 by Virginia Business Magazine. She was named one of America's top intellectual property attorneys by the European publication, Chambers & Partners' Leading Business Lawyers in 2004, 2005 and 2006. Ms. Krizan was selected as one of the Best Lawyers in America for trademark law in 2013.

Kim Chasteen, Attorney at Law
                          Registered Patent Attorney
Kim Chasteen

Kimberly “Kim” A. Chasteen, Esq., joins LMK Associates from Williams Mullen where she was a Partner in the Technology, Intellectual Property & Entertainment Section of the company. She focused on various intellectual property and government contracts matters with a particular emphasis on domestic and international patent and trademark prosecution, patent infringement, availability and validity issues, litigation issues; copyrights and intellectual property licensing.

Before joining Williams Mullen, Ms. Chasteen was an associate with Clark & Stant, which merged with Williams Mullen in 1999. She also served for eight years as a patent attorney for NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. Her practice at NASA included domestic and international patent prosecution and licensing, joint research agreement negotiation and matters involving intellectual property and government contract law.

She is admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the Supreme Court of Virginia, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. A member of the Virginia State Bar and its Intellectual Property Section, she is an active member of the American Intellectual Property law Association and the Government Patent Lawyers Association.

Ms. Chasteen received her law degree from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William and Mary in 1990 and her bachelor of science degree in mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1987.