Perry M. Chappano, Partner

General Business & Taxation / International / Corporate
Computer / Trademark and Copyright Law

Perry M. Chappano, voted by his peers as one of the preeminent international law attorneys in the U.S., from 1994 to the present, received his Masters in Law - Business and Taxation / Transnational Practice from The University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, and prior to that, his Juris Doctorate and Bachelor of Arts from The Ohio State University College of Law. He is a member of the Ohio State, Indiana State, District of Columbia, and Columbus Bar Associations. He also practiced as a foreign attorney with Studio Legale Rubino-Sammartano E Associati in Milan, Italy.

Perry has extensive experience in copyright, trade dress, trademark, trade secret, licensing, business competition and computer law. He has regularly counseled clients on all aspects of corporate law and business law, including advising U.S. businesses on NAFTA and planning for doing business abroad.

Perry has served as an adjunct faculty member at Franklin University in Business Law, International Business Law, and other related subjects. He is a member of the Ohio State, Indiana State, District of Columbia, Columbus Bar Associations. He served from 1992-1994 as the Chairman of the Columbus Bar Associations International Law Committee.

From 1994 to 1996 he served as Chair of the Columbus Bar Association's Lawyer Referral Service Committee, and from 1994-2004 as an active contributing member of the CBA's Editorial Advisory Board and Professionalism Committee. Perry is a Fellow of the Columbus Bar Foundation. He has been a Big Brother with the Big Brothers of Columbus and Franklin County, Ohio since 1990.

Perry volunteers at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base restoring aircraft for the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force and is a Major in the U.S. Civil Air Patrol. Perry's skills have been recognized by his Martindale Hubbell® AV Peer Reviewed rating from 1994 to date and his being named a BTI Client Service All-Star in 2015.


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Last updated 28-Nov-2015.