Press Releases | 09/27/2010

Brooks Kushman’s Cantor and Angileri Named “Best Lawyers in America”

Team Contact: Mark Cantor


SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Sept. 27, 2010 – Two Brooks Kushman lawyers – Mark A. Cantor, president, and Frank A. Angileri, shareholder – were recently named to the 2011 Best Lawyers in America list in the intellectual property (IP) category. This is the third time that Cantor has been honored and the fifth year Angileri has been named to the list.

The Best Lawyers designation honors attorneys by conducting surveys in which lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. According to Best Lawyers, the 17th edition of The Best Lawyers in America is based on more than 3.1 million evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers.

Cantor, one of Brooks Kushman`s founding partners, leads the firm`s active litigation practice and is involved in much of the major litigation handled by the firm. Since becoming president in 2007, he has grown the IP-focused law firm from 50 to 75 lawyers and patent agents. Under Cantor`s leadership, the firm has also grown nationally, with the creation of a Los Angeles office, and internationally, acquiring clients and cases from around the globe.

Angileri serves as lead counsel for a variety of clients – from individuals to major corporations – in a wide range of IP and commercial litigation matters. As a result, he has practiced in federal courts across the country and has argued or briefed more than 30 federal appeals. Angileri also served as chair of the IP Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan and is a frequent guest lecturer for numerous organizations and universities.

Founded in 1983 by five IP attorneys, Brooks Kushman P.C. is a leading IP and commercial law firm based in Southfield, Mich. with offices across the nation. Since its inception, the firm has grown to more than 70 lawyers and patent agents, gaining a reputation both nationally and internationally as a leader in providing cutting-edge, timely and cost-effective IP counseling.

Brooks Kushman counts four U.S. Fortune 100 companies among its clients and is often recognized by peers and leading trade publications. Brooks Kushman is: a Go-To Law Firm® selected by the top 500 companies, according to Corporate Counsel magazine; a “Best at Client Focus” firm, according to large and Fortune 1000 companies surveyed by The BTI Consulting Group; and one of the top IP firms selected by the Fortune 100, according to IP Law & Business. For more information, visit

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