John H. Ray, III

Timothy L. Swabb

Marcletta R. Kerr

Law Offices:  New York    Chicago    Boston

Admitted or Local Counsel offices in CA, FL, TX, OH, GA, MI, MN, WI, CO, TN, RI

General Inquiries:  312-772-6420 or info@rayandcounsel.com

Securities, Intellectual Property & Corporate Litigation

We provide specialized corporate litigation services, with expertise in securities and shareholder rights, class action and derivative litigation, intellectual property, including trademark and copyright infringement disputes, corporate contract and fraud disputes, and director and officer liability and breach of fiduciary duty actions.  We also prosecute and defend labor and individual civil rights litigation.

 

The

Practice

Recent Cases:

Wilferd v. Digital Equity, LLC, et al., No. 20-CV-01955 (N.D. Ga. 2020) (representing plaintiff investor in breach of contract, fiduciary duty and elder financial abuse case over domain wines.com).

Capital Credit Inc. v. Mainspring Am. Inc. and Amazon.com Services, Inc., No. 19-CV-797-LY (W.D. Tex. 2019) (representing defendant corporation in factoring fraud and breach of contract dispute).

Merzlyakov v. 4D Reality, Inc., et al., No. 20-CV-00085-JVS-ADS (C.D. Cal. 2020) (representing plaintiff shareholder, officer and director in closely-held corporation dispute, alleging various breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, unjust enrichment and fraud).

Lender.Online, LLC v. Dvinci Energy, Inc., et al., No. 607737/2019 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. 2019), and Vendorterm, Inc. v. Dvinci Energy, Inc., et al., No. 2020-CV-00215 (Mass. Sup. Ct. 2020) (representing defendant corporation and individual corporate officer in breach of contract and fraud actions).

M.A. Mobile Ltd. v. Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, et al., Nos. 19-16974 and 20-15177 (9th Cir. 2019) (representing plaintiff in breach of contract attorney-client dispute).

United Natural Foods, Inc. v. Cutting Edge Int'l, LLC, et al., No. PC-2019-11970 (R.I. Sup. Ct. 2019) (representing defendant corporation and individual corporate officer in breach of contract action).

Echevarria, et al. v. Dvinci Energy, Inc., No. 1985-CV-01507D (Mass. Sup. Ct. 2019) (representing defendant corporation and officers in wage act and breach of contract, noncompetition action).

Ahmad v. Proximie Inc., et al., No. 1984-CV-03220 (Mass. Sup. Ct. 2019) (representing defendant corporation in breach of contract dispute and breach of fiduciary duty against former director and officer).

CRM Deals, Inc. v. Kyoku Holdings, LLC, No. 519756/2019 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. 2019) (representing defendant corporation in breach of contract and fraud action).

Kid Car NY, LLC v. Kidmoto Techs. LLC, et al., No. 19-CV-07929 (S.D.N.Y. 2019) (representing corporate and individual defendants in trademark and copyright infringement action).

Empire LLC v. I Want What It's Worth LLC, et al., Index No. 157910/2019 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. 2019) (representing defendants in commercial landlord/tenant and guarantee litigation).

Rocky Brands, Inc. v. Euron Group Inc., No. 19-CV-02547 (S.D. Ohio 2019) (defended corporation in international trademark infringement and passing-off action).

Snell-Jones v. The Hertz Corporation, et al., No. 19-CV-00120 (N.D. Ill. 2019) (representing plaintiff in FLSA collective and Illinois wage and hour class action).

Floesser v. Belmont Instrument Corp., et al., No. 1877-CV-00191 (Mass. Sup. Ct. 2018); BIC Holdings Corp., Inc. v. Floesser, No. 1877-CV-00316 (Mass Sup. Ct. 2018) (representing corporate controller and minority shareholder in closely held corporation litigation, including defending breach of fiduciary duty claims).

Jane Doe v. Nathan McCabe, No. 1881-CV-03043 (Mass. Sup. Ct. 2018) (represented plaintiff performer in fraud and misappropriation of publicity rights and invasion of privacy case).

Leftwich v. County of Dakota, et al., No. 18-CV-01144 (D. Minn. 2018) (representing plaintiff trustee of statutory class of decedent in wrongful death Section 1983 civil rights and state survivorship action against county and state officials).

Stewart v. Machinery Marketing International, LLC, et al., No. 18-CV-6652 (N.D. Ill. 2018) (represented plaintiff in FLSA collective and Illinois wage and hour class action).

Oasis Outsourcing, Inc. v. Dinsmore Steele, Inc., No. 502015CA001625XXXXMB (Fl. Cir. Ct. 2015) (representing defendant in defamation and trade secret misappropriation business dispute).

Urban One, Inc. f/k/a Radio One, Inc. v. Dean Tucci, No. 17-7892 (N.D.Ill. 2017); Radio One, Inc. v. Direct Media Power, Inc., No. 16-CV-01867 (N.D.Ill. 2016); In re Direct Media Power, Inc., No. 16-36934 (Bankr. N.D. Ill. 2016) (represented debtor/defendants in three separate piercing the corporate veil, fraudulent conveyance, and civil contempt and sanctions actions).

Michael Grecco Productions, Inc. v. Valuewalk, LLC, et al., No. 16-CV-096171 (S.D.N.Y. 2016); Michael Grecco Productions, Inc. v. Jukely, Inc., No. 18-CV-00605 (E.D.N.Y. 2018) (represented defendants in copyright infringement and copyright misuse actions).

 

Ray & Counsel successfully defends against motion to dismiss, in FLSA collective and state law class action based The Hertz Corporation's alleged failure to pay overtime wages to regional branch managers.  See Snell-Jones v. Hertz Corp., No. 19-CV-00120, 2020 WL 1233825, at *1 (N.D. Ill. Mar. 13, 2020).

 

Craig Clough, Wine Website Turned Into Porn Blog, Fraud Suit Alleges, Law30.com (May , 2020), https://www.law360.com/articles/1271119/wine-website-turned-into-porn-blog-fraud-suit-alleges?copied=1

"Winferd's counsel, John H. Ray, III, of Ray & Counsel, P.C. told Law360.com 'We believe this case advances very important issues of the scope of the ethical and fiduciary duties that partners owe to each other in joint commercial ventures, particularly in the context of dealing with protected classes such as senior citizens, who are vulnerable to potential abuse and fraud, as alleged in this case.'"

 

Christine Powell, Athenahealth Must Face Fired Worker's Claims, Law360.com (Feb. 14, 2018) https://www.law360.com/articles/1012577/athenahealth-must-face-fired-worker-s-claims

"John H. Ray III of Ray Legal Consulting Group PC, who represents May, said in a statement Wednesday that Judge Gorton’s ruling 'is a substantial recognition of the rights of employees to be free from the unlawful and unethical demands of their employers under threat of termination, and in this case retaliation.  The decision helps to strengthen employee rights in the wrongful termination context, an area whose legal force has faced substantial judicial erosion in the past decade.'” 

Jeremy C. Fox, Back Bay Academy Sues Springfield School Over The Name ‘Commonwealth’, Boston Globe (Jun. 16, 2016) https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2016/06/16/can-school-lay-claim-commonwealth-its-name-back-bay-institution-believes-can/WHwiaaPEn04cIY6uxXjoiO/story.html

"John H. Ray III, the Springfield academy’s attorney, said it should not.  'Their position has been they own the word "commonwealth" in educational services, to the exclusion of all others,' Ray said.  'Our position has been, you don’t have a federal trademark for the word "commonwealth."  You have a federal trademark for the words "Commonwealth School."'”

Recent News

"Look no further!  John is a phenomenal attorney, and truly shows care for his clients.  We will always turn to John for any of our legal needs.  Thank you John!"   Robert Gellman, RGA Enterprises, Inc. (Copyright Infringement Dispute.  Posted December 13, 2019)

"John offers strong legal advice, while being equally amazing at his practice.  He helped us out of a tough legal situation and I trust him to meet my future legal needs."   Uchenna Ngwudo, Cee Cee's Closet NY, LLC (Copyright Litigation.  Posted October 8, 2019)

"When I received the proposal from John and he had experience in the exact area I was looking for I was very impressed, excited and relieved!!  John Ray is extremely knowledgeable and explains your best options without making me feel talked down to or rushed.  He provided me with an extremely thorough consultation so from our very first conversation I knew he was the attorney for me!  John shared various scenarios and allowed my input in his decisions if they were fitting.  He resolved my situation very quickly and with ease so it is all behind me now.  I am 110% confident in John’s work and highly recommend him without any reservation.  I am grateful to have had such a wonderful, positive experience working with John and look forward to continuing to work with him for all of my non-profit and trademark needs."  Sandy Dorsey, Smiles for Speech, Inc. (Copyright Infringement Dispute. Posted Aug. 18, 2019)

"John is a true professional who gets results.  Highly recommended."  Bora Celik, Jukely, Inc. (Copyright Litigation. Posted Apr. 8, 2019)

"John is extremely helpful with all matters that come our way.  John is extremely knowledgeable and professional.  Will definitely work with John again!"  Matthew Parker, Celebrity Insider (Copyright Infringement Dispute.  Posted Feb. 21, 2019)

"Fast turnaround!  Great experience."  Michael Bonfigli, FSA Store, Inc. (Trademark Registration. Posted Jul. 23, 2018)

"Let it be known that John Ray gets the job done!"  Penny McClurg, HVAC Part Supplier, Inc. (Corporate Unfair Competition Dispute. Posted Jul. 5, 2018)

    

"John Ray was quick to respond to our inquiry and was very helpful in assisting us with a legal issue."  Scott Beale, Laughing Squid, LLC (Copyright Infringement Demand. Posted Jul. 1, 2016)

 

"John is a pleasure to work with.  ... [He] is a truly talented litigator.  He works with you to make every aspect understandable and to ensure you are informed of any and everything that is taking place. ... John is intelligent, articulate and works to resolve issues quickly."  Rodney Steele, DinsmoreSteele, LLC (Partnership Agreement Litigation. Posted May 31 and Mar. 4, 22, 2016)

    

"Mr. Ray is very knowledgeable, prompt and extremely helpful. He spends the time to explain your options and do a thorough consult."  Dr. Anushka Gaglani, TrueBlu Dentistry, P.C. (Trademark Cease & Desist. Posted Feb. 22, 2016)

    

"Mr. Ray's expertise, alacrity, and careful attention to our legal needs and concerns were nothing short of extraordinary.  He possesses a brilliant mind capable of clearly explaining every possible option and its potential consequences.  And he clearly has a compassionate heart as well that cares deeply for the well-being of his clients.  Mr. Ray performed above and beyond the call of duty to alleviate our anxieties and provide a direct path towards resolving our legal issues.  I highly recommend Mr. Ray without equivocation."  Virgil Wong, Medical Avatar, LLC (Contract Dispute. Posted on Feb. 17, 2016)

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Clients Represented - Here are some of the corporate clients we have represented or are currently representing:

Celebrity Insider

BillShark

Direct Media Power, Inc.

Commonwealth Academy Holdings, LLC

Dinsmore Steele, LLC

FastLights, LLC

HVAC Part Supplier, Inc.

Fraud.net, Inc.

Kidmoto Technologies, LLC

FSA Stores, Inc.

Cee Cee's Closet NY, LLC

Curly Girl Collective, LLC

Smiles for Speech, Inc.

Abridge Info Systems, Inc.

Benner China and Glassware of Florida, Inc.

Svelte Brands, Inc.

Proximie Inc.

Mainspring America, Inc.

Cutting Edge International, LLC

Muse Paintbar, LLC

ValueWalk, LLC

Dvinci Energy, Inc.

Cardiac Arrhythmia Syndromes Foundation, NFP

Jukely, Inc.                                                         

Unique System Skills, Inc.

Medical Avatar, LLC

Roofers Edge, Inc.

Patient Innovation Center, NFP

Euron Group, Inc.

Laughing Squid, LLC

TruBlu Dentistry, P.C.

Nahest, LLC

I Want What It's Worth, LLC

Kyoku Holdings LLC

RGA Enterprises of America, LLC

M.A. Mobile Ltd.

AB Decor, Inc.

Blank Label Group, Inc.

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