N’kia is Counsel with Parlatore Law Group and dedicates her practice
primarily to business law concerns, including business formation and
development, employment, licensure, anti-competition, contract formation and
disputes, and intellectual property. She also handles a variety of general
civil litigation matters, with her special interest being defamation (libel
and slander). Her well-rounded legal background makes her well-equipped to
meet her clients’ diverse needs.
Elana Bertram is a partner with Parlatore Law Group and practices in the
fields of patent and trademark prosecution, general corporate law, mergers
and acquisitions, and intellectual property licensing. Recent projects have
included secured transactions and venture capital investments, patent
drafting, and employee incentive compensation. Whether a company is at the
“idea in a garage” stage, pursuing private equity, or ready for
acquisition, her keen understanding of marketing and business strategies and
a deep knowledge of intellectual property add unique value. She has helped
clients monetize their ideas through licensing patents, crowdfunding, private
equity, and grants.
It is our steadfast objective to provide the broadest possible experience as
a legal resource for clients to leverage in the context of strategic problem
solving and decision making. The net result is proactive creativity,
foresight, and leadership, implemented at any level of an organization to
effectively identify and address its legal challenges at the earliest
Elizabeth Candelario is a partner with Parlatore Law Group who focuses on
administrative law issues, aviation, and lobbying compliance. She brings
her significant breadth of experience, knowledge base, and enthusiasm to each
issue she tackles, whether it is providing guidance and advice, regulatory
interpretation, or crafting an argument. Her thorough analysis and focus on
the unique circumstances and legal nuance of each case make Ms. Candelario a
zealous appellate advocate.
Catherine Deist focuses her practice on military members who are facing
court-martial, court-martial appeal, nonjudicial punishment/letters of
reprimand, administrative separation/board of inquiry, or investigation.
Additionally, she represents former military members who are seeking a
discharge upgrade or a correction of military records. As a military spouse
and a former Air Force JAG, Ms. Deist understands firsthand the complex
issues that military members and their families face.
Alison Drew is a Partner at Parlatore Law Group and a highly experienced
attorney, focusing her practice on litigation and corporate law. Mrs. Drew
specializes in the areas of construction law, personal injury defense,
arbitration, and contract negotiation, as well as business protection. With a
strong understanding of her clients’ business operations, Mrs. Drew is
prepared to handle a variety of legal issues.
Nicole Gaither is a Partner with Parlatore Law Group and practices in the
fields of copyright and trademark prosecution, in addition to tax law. She
has demonstrated experience in prosecuting domestic trademark and copyright
applications, providing brand protection through trademark monitoring,
reviews of refusals, responses to refusals and assessing potential marks for
use and availability.
Maryam Hadden is a partner with Parlatore Law Group, who brings nearly a
quarter of a century of experience in litigation to work for you. Ms.
Hadden's practice area concentrations are investigations, white collar
litigation, appellate work, and civil litigation. She has a wealth of
courtroom experience with a solid record of success against anyone who
Sarah Ikena is a Partner with Parlatore Law Group and an in-demand attorney,
practicing in criminal defense, with a focus on white collar crime, federal
crime, and violent crime. She has handled hundreds of felony cases, all
with the same focus and intensity. With a passion for the courtroom, Ms.
Ikena is a zealous advocate and a fierce defender of her clients’ rights.
Sabina Khan is a Partner with Parlatore Law Group and brings significant
experience in the areas of criminal, civil and constitutional law. Ms. Khan
focuses her practice related to criminal, civil, regulatory, administrative,
investigatory and business matters, including but not limited to criminal
defense, medical malpractice and personal injury defense, as well as business
formation and protection.
Jonathan J. Klein is a Partner with Parlatore Law Group who has 40 years of
experience in an unusually broad array of practice areas, including complex
commercial, civil, tax and securities litigation; criminal defense; appeals
in all state and federal courts; corporate law; tax assessment appeals;
administrative law; commercial and residential landlord-tenant law; labor and
employment law; probate litigation; election law; military law; and zoning
law. He brings his significant breadth of experience and knowledge to each
client with whom he works. Whether representing plaintiffs or defendants in
court, preparing or negotiating contracts, or advising on corporate legal
issues, he has a well-earned reputation as a highly skilled, tenacious
litigator and a fierce advocate inside and
Jay Klimes is Counsel at Parlatore Law Group and focuses his practice on
entrepreneurship, small business development and intellectual property in the
medical field. He assists physician and healthcare professionals looking to
start medical practices with patent and trademark licensure, in addition to
negotiating contract review, and creating and implementing strategies for
Parvathi Kota, Ph.D. is a Partner with Parlatore Law Group, focusing on
intellectual property and patent law, with an extensive background in
science. Dr. Kota’s practice focuses on intellectual property transaction
and licensing, patent portfolio management, preparation and prosecution of
U.S. and foreign patent applications, opinion work, due diligence, /inter
partes/ review, and patent litigation.
Kieran McDowell is a partner at Parlatore Law Group who focuses her practice
on assisting current and former military servicemembers with complex legal
administrative issues. She joins the firm excited to provide her expertise in
a wide area of military administrative law matters, including Performance
Evaluation (Fitness Report) Appeals, Board for Correction of Naval Records
Upgrades, Veterans Law Assistance, Disability Evaluation Services, Financial
Support and Military Protective Order Assistance and review.
Ida Rose Nininger is a Partner at Parlatore Law Group and has the experience
and passion to handle all your litigation, employment, real estate, civil
rights, and disability needs. Her empathetic and thoughtful approach to
client counsel, combined with early career experience in fast-paced New York
City litigation, have molded her into a personable, yet effective attorney
successfully providing legal representation across many fields of law to a
variety of clients.
Toni Quinn O’Neill is a Partner with Parlatore Law Group and a highly
sought-after attorney focusing her practice on criminal defense and military
law. With a passion for the courtroom, she has represented a myriad of
clients, from general officers to newly enlisted recruits, and has litigated
over 120 felony and misdemeanor criminal trials to verdict or dismissal as a
defense attorney with an extraordinarily high acquittal rate.
Founder and Managing Partner
Timothy C. Parlatore is the founder and Managing Partner of Parlatore Law
Group. His practice is focused on white-collar defense, investigations, and
civil litigation. An imposing advocate, both in and out of the courtroom, Mr.
Parlatore has successfully handled a myriad of complex criminal and civil
cases across many jurisdictions. Mr. Parlatore has proved time and again that
he performs best under pressure and in high-profile cases.
Melissa Rueschhoff is a Partner with Parlatore Law Group and an in-demand
litigation and criminal law attorney, practicing in the areas of Civil
Litigation including special victims and human trafficking, Internal
Investigations, Strategic Legal Communications, and Government/Political Law.
She has been practicing law for over two decades in nine jurisdictions and
is thrilled to bring her experience to Parlatore Law Group.
Peter Jay Speroni is counsel with the Parlatore Law Group and practices in
the fields of copyrights, copyright infringement litigation, and
trademarks. Mr. Speroni brings over fifteen years of music industry and
entertainment experience to the firm including artist development, music
publishing, media promotions and music consulting. His specialty is
intellectual property licensing, including, complex music publishing,
production, film and soundtracks, record label and artist management
contracts. His passion and creativity help him to provide his clients with
valuable and robust strategies, whatever their entertainment-based business
Kelly Petrusawich Wilson is a partner with Parlatore Law Group and focuses
her practice on strategic legal and crisis communications, estate planning,
and business transactions. With her expertise in strategic communications,
she also works with our partners on litigation, white collar, and military
defense cases to significantly enhance our capabilities and, in addition to
protecting our clients’ legal rights, also defend their reputations.