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About the Firm

Integrating Business Goals with Legal Principles

For thirty years, Kyle-Beth Hilfer has provided legal services to advertising, marketing, promotions, intellectual property, and new media clients. Kyle-Beth’s hallmark is her ability to integrate her clients’ business goals into practical, innovative legal solutions.

Representing individuals and entities of all sizes, Kyle-Beth offers expert and comprehensive legal advice to promote her clients’ business interests. Her diligence, acumen, and creativity ensure clients’ competitive edge in today’s demanding and volatile business world.

Kyle-Beth’s objectives are to:

  • Offer insightful and thorough legal advice
  • Advance clients’ business goals
  • Assess clients’ potential risks and protect their interests
  • Provide creative and effective solutions
  • Draft clear documents in easy to understand language
  • Work within budget

Kyle-Beth has the resources needed to service her clients, regardless of the size of their project or the practice area. When working with co-counsel, Kyle-Beth remains involved to keep fees within budget and to advise co-counsel of her clients’ salient business objectives.

Kyle-Beth Hilfer, P.C. is registered with the Minority and Women-Owned Business Program for Westchester County, New York.



Representative Client List
Education and Training
  • Yale College (B.A., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa)
  • Harvard Law School (J.D., cum laude)
  • Hall Dickler Lawler Kent and Friedman, Advertising and Marketing Department
  • Rubin Baum Levin Constant and Friedman, Intellectual Property Department
  • Proskauer Rose LLP, Litigation and Labor Departments
Professional Associations

Of Counsel, COLLEN

 

Panelist:

  • American Arbitration Association
  • The City of New York Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings Contract Dispute Resolution Board

Member:

  • Board of Editors, The Intellectual Property Strategist
  • Westchester County Bar Association: Chair, Business & Commercial Law Committee; Chair, Hospitality Law Subcommittee; Member, Intellectual Property Committee; Alternate Dispute Resolution Committee; Women in the Law Committee

Pro Bono:

  • Volunteer attorney, Pro Bono Partnership
  • Board Member, Town of New Castle’s Ethics Committee
Bar Admission and Rating
  • Kyle-Beth Hilfer is admitted to the Bar of New York State.
  • Kyle-Beth is AV® rated according to the Peer Rating System of the prestigious Martindale-Hubbell (Very High to Preeminent Legal Ability Rating; Very High General Ethical Standards Rating.)*

*AV® is a registered certification mark of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards, and policies.

Featured

Design Meets Intellectual Property Law Challenges

November 5, 2017

Kyle-Beth Hilfer  will speak about intellectual property law challenges in hospitality design at BDNY 2017 (Boutique Design New York).  Ms. Hilfer will  discuss legal issues in hospitality design at the concept, manufacture, and purchasing stages. In particular, she will present the challenges of legally protecting furniture, lighting, layouts, and decor. In addition, she will explore opportunities for  protecting unique and original hotel brand experiences and FF&E. Finally, Ms. Hilfer will offer best practices for avoiding intellectual property infringement and achieving protection under patent, copyright and trademark laws. 

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Advocacy and Civility in Arbitration: Do They Go Hand in Hand?

September 5, 2017

Litigations are notoriously hostile proceedings. All too often, advocates come to arbitrations wanting to apply the same strategies and procedural maneuvers they use in court. In fact, such an approach may backfire and violate ethical standards. Best practices in arbitration advocacy differ greatly from those in litigation.

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What You Need to Know Now about Running Legal Social Media Prize Promotions

July 27, 2017

Kyle-Beth Hilfer recently spoke on a webinar offered by The Knowledge Group entitled “Social Media Contests and Sweepstakes: Understanding Legal Considerations and Regulations.” Social media prize promotions  boost engagement and brand awareness and attract customers. While sweepstakes and contests have been around for decades, the social media context creates some unique complications. Here are three important questions you need to ask before running social media prize promotions.

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