Lorna Lightfoot-Ware, Esq.
Lorna has a unique combination of experience as a former in-house counsel at companies such as MTV, as well as advising small and mid-size companies on a variety of legal matters. Her previous roles as a former in-house legal counsel give her a deep understanding of business operations which has proven invaluable in her counsel to businesses.
In addition to handling her client’s corporate and IP needs, Lorna also advises on their trademark portfolios, establishing business processes, as well as development and implementation of the corporate-wide intellectual property rights management systems.
Lorna has more than 15 years of experience in:
- Corporate law
- Intellectual Property, with a focus on trademark and copyright mattes
- Contracts (Master Services, SaaS, SOWs, consulting, employment, and partnership agreements, among others.
- Employment law
Background & Education
Lorna led the Rights Management Legal team at MTV, she also previously served as VP of a sports and entertainment management firm where she was responsible for the business development and client management of various celebrities and high-profile professional athletes. Lorna also served as both Senior Assistant General Counsel for a legal administration services company where she managed several multi-million-dollar securities.
She received her law degree from Howard University School of Law, and is admitted to practice in New York.
five fun facts
She is addicted to Pilates
Her 7 year old daughter is following in her footsteps as a competitive swimmer
She had a fascination with feeding hogs when she spent summers on a farm
Loves real, paper books (where you can turn the pages with your hands!)
Beach and being in the water is her safe place