KENNETH P. TAUBE

Partner

taubek@rbmchicago.com

Areas of Practice

  • General Business Practice
  • Intellectual Property
  • Litigation
  • Construction Law

Education

  • J.D., University of Illinois, 1979 (Managing Editor, University of Illinois Law Review)
  • B.A., Harvard College, 1976 (Physics)

Experience

  • Law clerk to Justice Robert C. Underwood, Supreme Court of Illinois, 1979-80.
  • United States Army 1971-74, Army Commendation Medal 1974

Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, Trial Bar
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for Arizona

Mr. Taube's general business practice includes advising clients regarding the formation of business organizations and the relations and agreements among the owners, including the protection of minority positions; institutional financing of business organizations; purchase and sale of businesses and their assets; employment agreements and the issues resulting from termination, including the enforcement of limits on post termination activities; licensing, distribution and franchise agreements, including the registration of franchises; and other business contracts. He has also defended state claims under abandoned property/escheat statutes.

Mr. Taube also has wide experience in representing the positions of trade creditors in bankruptcy proceedings, including defending large preference actions and contesting the approval of post-petition transactions. He also has defended parent companies of bankrupt entities against claims that they were liable for the debts of a bankrupt subsidiary.

In the intellectual property area, Mr. Taube represents clients in regard to all aspects of trademark issues, including obtaining federal trademark protection, pursuing and defending trademark infringement cases, and licensing trademarks. He also advises clients broadly regarding copyright, patent, and unfair competition issues, and the protection of trade secrets including licensing and the prosecution and defense of legal actions involving such issues.

Mr. Taube represents owners, contractors, subcontractors, and materialmen in regard to the formation, performance, and enforcement of construction contracts and the use of mechanics' liens.

Mr. Taube prosecutes and defends all types of business-related litigation.