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Barnes & Thornburg Welcomes New Attorneys

May 17, 2019   |   Chicago | Indianapolis | Minneapolis

Barnes & Thornburg LLP has added new corporate, government services, intellectual property, and litigation attorneys to its Atlanta, Chicago, Indianapolis and Minneapolis offices.

As counsel to companies and investors of all sizes, William Belton, an associate in the Atlanta office, strives to help solve his client’s problems in a targeted and collaborative manner. Using the lessons he learned playing basketball – from high school through college to playing professionally overseas – his objective is to add value to his clients’ businesses by advancing the ball though financings, transactions and related negotiations.

Belton earned his J.D. from the Vanderbilt University School of Law in 2016, his M.S.F. from Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management in 2016, and his B.A. in psychology from Morehouse College in 2007.

Jake Bonifield, an associate in the Indianapolis office, brings an element of practicality to his government services’ clients. Knowledgeable on issues ranging from environmental policy to public safety to higher education regulations, he is a strategic and results-oriented advocate who focuses on helping clients navigate an increasingly complex web of policy, process, and procedure to achieve their desired results.

Bonifield earned his J.D. from the The John Marshall Law School in 2018 and his B.A. in political science from DePauw University in 2013.

Brandon Bridges, an associate in the Chicago office, has always been intrigued by how laws are created and enforced, and because of that he believes every client deserves a knowledgeable and dedicated advocate. He serves as such an advocate, helping corporate clients navigate the often complex challenges of business issues through his commercial litigation practice.

Bridges earned his J.D. from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law in 2013, his M.A. in journalism from the University of Southern California in 2008, and his B.S. in news-editorial journalism from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2006.

Inventors like working with Sarah Myhrom Eisenman, an associate in the Minneapolis office, because she understands their work, processes and goals. An experienced intellectual property attorney who conducted scientific research as a graduate student studying molecular biology, she is able to gain the trust of her patent clients because she knows the science and the processes behind their inventions.

Eisenman earned her master of biological sciences from the University of Minnesota in 2017, her J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School in 2015, and her B.S. in biology and chemistry from Metropolitan State University in 2012.

Throughout his professional life, Tyler Haston, an associate in the Indianapolis office, has learned that when important issues or circumstances arise, it is helpful to have an advocate who can offer guidance and direction. He strives to utilize those skills, which he learned and applied every day as a police officer, now as a lawyer, to meet the needs of his intellectual property clients.

Haston earned his J.D. from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in 2018 and his B.A. in computer science from Purdue University in 2010.

With more than 600 attorneys and other legal professionals, Barnes & Thornburg is one of the largest law firms in the country. The firm serves clients worldwide from 14 offices in Atlanta, California, Chicago, Delaware, Indiana, Michigan, Minneapolis, Ohio, Texas and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit us online at www.btlaw.com or on Twitter @BTLawNews.

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