Maine Cernota & Rardin Staff
Karen A. Labrie
Karen is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with 20 years of accounting experience, and has served the firm since it’s beginning in 1993. She functions as chief financial officer and advisor to the management team, handles all of the firm’s financial accounts and banking, and provides essential support with our financial accounts for larger clients and foreign agents.
She can be contacted at 603-886-6100 x7008.
Michelle P. Wyman
Michelle found us in June of 2011. She brings a cheery presence to her role as Executive Assistant, providing vital back office support to the firm. She offers a bright smile and a friendly hello to everyone that calls or comes through the door, staff and visitor alike. She works closely with Karen Labrie, our Chief Financial Officer and Attorney Maine with a myriad of administrative matters. She manages our monthly billing, payroll, and collections activities, and processes and pays vendor invoices. Michelle also provides primary support in the area of marketing and client development. She maintains our database of friends and prospects of the firm and helps create and distribute promotional materials about the firm and information that teaches the process of patents & trademarks, and publishes our newsletter as well. In addition, she provides back up for the front desk and on the phones and assists with special projects when needed.
She can be contacted at 603-886-6100 x7004.
Sharon L. Belliveau
Sharon started here in May of 2012 in the dual role of Paralegal Assistant and Receptionist, after a break from regular employment to raise her family. Through hard work and the diligent application of skill and experience acquired earlier in her career, she quickly proved her value in our fast-paced team environment. Sharon was the obvious choice to become our Lead Paralegal when the opportunity arose a few months ago. She now heads up the paralegal mission for us, providing both direct support to the professionals, and continued cross training of our paralegal staff. She and her team of Jennifer and Denise are responsible for all of the preparation and filing of patent and trademark applications and the myriad of procedural details that accompany the prosecution process. She also participates in the firm-wide continuous training and interacts with our patent professionals, foreign associates, and with our clients where appropriate.
She can be contacted at 603-886-6100 x7010.
Jennifer J. Vining
Jennifer started with the firm in early 2015 and is currently part of our paralegal team, supporting our lead paralegal and our professional staff in all aspects of patent and trademark prosecution. Jennifer’s extensive prior experience as a specialist and team leader in the Army and in industry prepared her well for this role.
She can be contacted at 603-886-6100 x7005.
Denise M. Witmer
Denise Witmer is the firm’s Paralegal Assistant. There is virtually nothing in our office that she doesn’t assist with on some level. In addition to her regular administrative and receptionist duties, she also supports our paralegal team, all marketing efforts, manages our social media presence and provides direct support to our Of Counsel, Dan Long, for special programs. She brings with her a fine blend of talent, experience and skills that enriches the character of our staff and contributes to both our legal and business missions.
She can be contacted at 603-886-6100 x7011.