Jacob R. Lenzke
Jacob Lenzke joined Neal Wolf & Associates when the firm was founded. Currently his practice focuses primarily on commercial litigation, business reorganization bankruptcy matters, as well as patent prosecution, licensing, and other intellectual property matters.
With respect to commercial litigation, Jacob has represented clients in diverse matters ranging from a complex real estate dispute over developers’ rights to a jury trial regarding the valuation of a closely held business. He has represented debtors throughout the Chapter 11 bankruptcy process, from filing petitions for relief to confirming and implementing plans of reorganization, and has assisted clients in pursuing their rights as creditors of bankrupt estates.
As a registered patent attorney, Jacob has drafted patent applications and assisted clients throughout the stages of patent prosecution. He has negotiated and drafted domestic and international agreements to protect his client’s intellectual property interests, and has managed the transfer and ownership perfection of assets during corporate acquisitions and sales. Jacob also has extensive experience in conducting prior art searches and intellectual property analytics.
Jacob draws from his engineering and project management experience to develop strategic solutions for his clients using creativity, refined research expertise and structured approaches.
Jacob’s notable representations include:
- The iconic Allerton Hotel, in its recently concluded Chapter 11 reorganization case, which succeeded in defeating the secured lender’s hostile attempts to achieve ownership of the hotel;
- The Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in a Chapter 11 case involving a cutting-edge cleaning products manufacturing company;
- A major shopping center owner/operator in the successful defense of its developer’s rights under a declaration of covenants, both in an adversary proceeding before the Bankruptcy Court and in the pending appeal before the District Court;
- A family-owned plastic injection molding manufacturer in its pending Chapter 11 reorganization case;
- Cardinal Health / Corpak in the protection of the client’s intellectual property interests during a multi-million dollar asset sale, including the transfer and ownership perfection of over 200 patents, applications, trademarks, and license agreements;
- Sony Japan, IGT, Corpak, and others in the prosecution of patents and assertion of intellectual property rights.