N’kia is a partner with Parlatore Law Group and dedicates her practice
primarily to business law concerns, including business formation and
development, employment, licensure, anti-competition, contract formation and
disputes, and intellectual property. She also handles a variety of general
civil litigation matters, with her special interest being defamation (libel
and slander). Her well-rounded legal background makes her well-equipped to
meet her clients’ diverse needs.
It is our steadfast objective to provide the broadest possible experience as
a legal resource for clients to leverage in the context of strategic problem
solving and decision making. The net result is proactive creativity,
foresight, and leadership, implemented at any level of an organization to
effectively identify and address its legal challenges at the earliest
Elizabeth Candelario is a partner with Parlatore Law Group who focuses on
administrative law issues, aviation, and lobbying compliance. She brings
her significant breadth of experience, knowledge base, and enthusiasm to each
issue she tackles, whether it is providing guidance and advice, regulatory
interpretation, or crafting an argument. Her thorough analysis and focus on
the unique circumstances and legal nuance of each case make Ms. Candelario a
zealous appellate advocate.
Nicole Gaither is a Partner with Parlatore Law Group and practices in the
fields of copyright and trademark prosecution, in addition to tax law. She
has demonstrated experience in prosecuting domestic trademark and copyright
applications, providing brand protection through trademark monitoring,
reviews of refusals, responses to refusals and assessing potential marks for
use and availability.
Maryam Hadden is a partner with Parlatore Law Group, who brings nearly a
quarter of a century of experience in litigation to work for you. Ms.
Hadden's practice area concentrations are investigations, white collar
litigation, appellate work, and civil litigation. She has a wealth of
courtroom experience with a solid record of success against anyone who
Matthew J. Hefti is Counsel at Parlatore Law Group. Motivated and informed
through his own military service, Matthew focuses a significant part of his
practice on military law, including military appeals and military writs. He
enjoys working on creative, cohesive, and highly effective teams to give his
clients the best holistic representation possible. As a result, he primarily
litigates in complex cases with high stakes, where cohesive and effective
teams are necessary to serve the client’s objectives.
Jennifer Hoffpauir is a Partner with Parlatore Law Group who focuses on
helping visionaries bring their ideas to fruition. An experienced in-house
advisor to startups and nonprofits, she is well-positioned to understand the
unique challenges of growing businesses and to be a strategic partner from
initial idea to IPO.
Matthew Hunter is counsel with Parlatore Law Group and focuses his practice
on employment law matters for employees /and/ employers, including (but not
limited to) discrimination, harassment, fair pay, family medical leave, and
investigations. Additionally, Mr. Hunter focus his practice on strategically
supporting the small business needs of entrepreneurs, startups and technology
companies in matters ranging from formation and development to contract
Jonathan J. Klein is a Partner with Parlatore Law Group who has 40 years of
experience in an unusually broad array of practice areas, including complex
commercial, civil, tax and securities litigation; criminal defense; appeals
in all state and federal courts; corporate law; tax assessment appeals;
administrative law; commercial and residential landlord-tenant law; labor and
employment law; probate litigation; election law; military law; and zoning
law. He brings his significant breadth of experience and knowledge to each
client with whom he works. Whether representing plaintiffs or defendants in
court, preparing or negotiating contracts, or advising on corporate legal
issues, he has a well-earned reputation as a highly skilled, tenacious
litigator and a fierce advocate inside and
Parvathi Kota, Ph.D. is a Partner with Parlatore Law Group, focusing on
intellectual property and patent law, with an extensive background in
science. Dr. Kota’s practice focuses on intellectual property transactions
and licensing, patent portfolio management, preparation and prosecution of
U.S. and foreign patent applications, opinion work, due diligence, /inter
partes/ review, patent litigation, and trademarks.
Jay Kotzker is a partner at Parlatore Law Group with over 15 years of legal
experience. He focuses his practice on all areas of intellectual property and
cannabis business law, including brand development and protection, and
guiding clients through cannabis business licensing, compliance, and
Kieran McDowell is a partner at Parlatore Law Group who focuses her practice
on assisting current and former military servicemembers with complex legal
administrative issues. She joins the firm excited to provide her expertise in
a wide area of military administrative law matters, including Performance
Evaluation (Fitness Report) Appeals, Board for Correction of Naval Records
Upgrades, Veterans Law Assistance, Disability Evaluation Services, Financial
Support and Military Protective Order Assistance and review.
Ida Rose Nininger is a Partner at Parlatore Law Group and has the experience
and passion to handle all your litigation, employment, real estate, civil
rights, and disability needs. Her empathetic and thoughtful approach to
client counsel, combined with early career experience in fast-paced New York
City litigation, have molded her into a personable, yet effective attorney
successfully providing legal representation across many fields of law to a
variety of clients.
Toni Quinn O’Neill is a Partner with Parlatore Law Group and a highly
sought-after attorney focusing her practice on criminal defense and military
law. With a passion for the courtroom, she has represented a myriad of
clients, from general officers to newly enlisted recruits, and has litigated
over 120 felony and misdemeanor criminal trials to verdict or dismissal as a
defense attorney with an extraordinarily high acquittal rate.
Founder and Managing Partner
Timothy C. Parlatore is the founder and Managing Partner of Parlatore Law
Group. His practice is focused on white-collar defense, investigations, and
civil litigation. An imposing advocate, both in and out of the courtroom, Mr.
Parlatore has successfully handled a myriad of complex criminal and civil
cases across many jurisdictions. Mr. Parlatore has proved time and again that
he performs best under pressure and in high-profile cases.
Maria Jose Rivera is Counsel at Parlatore Law Group, and an entertainment
lawyer, focused in the areas of copyright, trademark, litigation,
international intellectual property, and business-related matters. Drawing
from storytelling, film, music and the arts, her practice is dedicated to
empowering the artists, entrepreneurs, startups, innovators, authors, and
recalibrating small, independent business, arts, and culture.
Melissa Rueschhoff is a Partner with Parlatore Law Group and an in-demand
litigation and criminal law attorney, practicing in the areas of Civil
Litigation including special victims and human trafficking, Internal
Investigations, Strategic Legal Communications, and Government/Political Law.
She has been practicing law for over two decades in nine jurisdictions and
is thrilled to bring her experience to Parlatore Law Group.
Patricia Theodorou is a partner with Parlatore Law Group who brings over a
quarter of a century of experience in litigation, having been a prosecutor in
the Queens County District Attorney’s Office, the Nassau County District
Attorney’s Office, and the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, in
the state of New York during that time. Ms. Theodorou concentrates her
practice on criminal, military, and white-collar litigation, as well as
investigations and appellate work. She has substantial courtroom and trial
experience with a strong record of success.
Kelly Petrusawich Wilson is a partner with Parlatore Law Group and focuses
her practice on strategic legal and crisis communications, estate planning,
and business transactions. With her expertise in strategic communications,
she also works with our partners on litigation, white collar, and military
defense cases to significantly enhance our capabilities and, in addition to
protecting our clients’ legal rights, also defend their reputations.