EmergeCounsel’s focus areas are in the protection of intellectual property and business assets. Our clients are worldwide. Our TotalTM® and Amazon Sellers services provide trademark guidance, search, appeals of office actions and denials, and trademark monitoring and enforcement at flat, affordable rates. EmergeCounsel also has an extensive network of professionals who provide co-counsel and services in taxation, patents, accounting, bookkeeping, marketing, copywriting and editing, financing, and more.
Steven Weigler, Founder
Steven Weigler gained extensive experience from his role as a senior attorney for a Fortune 50 technology company where he handled complex business negotiations and asset-protection cases. He was also the CEO, founder, and general counsel of an educational technology startup that developed predictive analytics to identify and help at-risk youth. In addition, he has served as a prosecutor in Dade County, Florida, and as a litigator in a prominent Denver law firm.
An entrepreneur himself, Steven is passionate about helping business owners achieve their goals and receive expert, empathetic legal support.
Steven specializes in protecting intellectual property, general business counsel (including employment), and information technology law. His years of entrepreneurial experience give him a unique insight into emerging companies, and he strives to be the legal “go-to” legal counsel for his clients’ growing businesses.
Sarah Dewar, Attorney
Sarah Dewar specializes in the protection of intellectual property and businesses in the cosmetics, fashion, and the eCommerce industries. She holds a B.A. in Mechanical Engineering from Colorado School of Mines, and a J.D. from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law where she served as an editor of the Denver Law Review and worked at the Technology Transfer Office. In addition, she participated in the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s patent experience, deepening her knowledge about patent prosecution procedures. She is an avid soccer and tennis enthusiast and advocate for sustainability initiatives in the global fashion industry.
Amy O’Hara, Paralegal
Amy O’Hara is a paralegal providing support for EmergeCounsel’s intellectual property practice. She works closely with Founder Steven Weigler to protect the IP and business assets of growing companies. Amy comes to EmergeCounsel with over eighteen years of intellectual property experience, where she developed a passion for protecting business and brands. She graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor of Arts in history. Amy is a Tampa Bay, FL native.
Amber VandenHout supports EmergeCounsel’s business legal practice. She comes to EmergeCounsel from the Colorado & Denver Bar Associations, where she worked for fifteen years providing membership services for the legal community. She also has experience as a paralegal and business management at some of Denver’s top law firms. She is currently pursuing her paralegal certification. Amber is a Denver native.
Thoughts From Our Blog
Personable, Friendly, & Knowledgable
I own a small business, and I didn't have a lot of money to spend on this. I talked to Steven about my budget, and together we worked out a plan that was a good fit for both of us. I felt like he really cared about helping me, and he went above and beyond.
Steven was very friendly and helpful, and he revised my contracts to be legally sound while still written in plain language (I'm not a fan of "legalese").
He was a pleasure to work with, and I plan on using him as my legal counsel from here on out.
Most Effective Attorney I’ve Worked With
Expert in trademark law and a huge help to my startup
Made my business “divorce” much easier
Steve was able to gain a quick understanding of the personal, financial and legal issues involved. Using his experience in business and law, he was able to build and lead a legal and financial team that persuasively positioned the matter for favorable resolution.
This business “divorce” was not remotely easy. However, based in part on EmergeCounsel’s work, my company is much healthier and I am much happier.
Helped Me Protect My Brand
Steve is also an entrepreneur who has brought products to market, so I feel like he understands the challenges and opportunities that I face with my brand.
He is a great sounding board for all of my IP strategy ideas and general early-stage issues that come up.