Join the Federation's Business Referral Community - 3/13/19

Looking to grow your business?

If so, a Business Referral Community may be for you. Modeled after leading professionals' networking groups, members gather together monthly to share leads and help each other with business challenges. We're seeking new members who are interested in growing their business practices while helping our Jewish community. 

Our goal is to help you do well while doing good in the community. This March, our San Francisco Wednesday group welcomes members Laney Silverman and Mark Steiner who will share their expertise on promoting and protecting brands.  

RSVP 48 hours in advance to ensure entry into the building.

March 13, 2019
8:00 AM - 9:45 AM
Duane Morris LLP
1 Market St # 2000
San Francisco


Organized By: 
Business Leadership Council of the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund
Event Contact Person: 
Jeanne Miller
Laney M. Silverman, Chief Creative Officer + Founder, The Design Boutique
Specializing in branding and websites, Laney has created work for some of San Francisco’s top law firms, restaurants and bars, boutiques, hotels, and hedge funds. Clients include Joe Montana, Court of Master Sommeliers, The Body Shop, Discovery Channel, Greystone Hotels, MJC Ventures, Macy’s West, Marriott Hotels, Pay Pal, Shannon Ridge Winery, Williams-Sonoma, UCSF, The Gap, and Men’s Wearhouse.

Laney M. Silverman is Chief Creative Officer + Founder of the Bay Area-based design studio, The Design Boutique. She is involved in every step of each project, from sketching to production.

Laney holds a BA in communication design from California State University, Chico, and continues postgraduate education, including coursework at California College of Arts.
Mark A. Steiner, Partner, Duane Morris LLP
Mark A. Steiner has over three decades of experience representing clients in protecting, enforcing and defending their important intellectual property rights, with a focus on trademark and copyright law. Mr. Steiner offers clients a strong combination of trial experience, counseling, enforcement, procurement and licensing expertise in matters concerning trademarks, trade identity, Internet domain names, copyrights, trade secrets and unfair competition. He has represented companies ranging in size from start-ups to Fortune 500 in a wide variety of industries, including e-commerce, computer hardware and software, networking, retail, architectural and engineering-design services, personal-care products, sporting goods, clothing, toys and games, food and beverage, hotels and restaurants. He serves as intellectual property counsel to companies at various stages of development, from inception to maturity. Mr. Steiner regularly assists clients in the management and enforcement of domestic and international trademark portfolios with the understanding that companies’ brands are almost always their most valuable assets.

Before entering private practice, Mr. Steiner served as a Deputy City Attorney for the City and County of San Francisco and was an instructor at the University of California - Hastings College of the Law.

Mr. Steiner is a trained mediator by the International Trademark Association (INTA), is listed on the INTA Panel of Neutrals, and presently serves on INTA's Emerging Issues Committee. He is a former adjunct professor of intellectual property law at the Universite Paris Ouest Nanterre La Defense School of Law and also served as faculty chair for many years for the Practising Law Institute's Global Trademark and Copyright program.

Mr. Steiner is a 1979 graduate of the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where he was an editor of the Hastings Communications and Entertainment Law Journal, and a graduate, with high honors, of the University of California at Davis.