Staff

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 klabrie@mcr-ip.com or by phone 603-886-6100.

Michelle P. Wyman

Michelle found us in June of 2011.  She brings a cheery presence to her role as Administrative 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 mwyman@mcr-ip.com or by phone 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 sbelliveau@mcr-ip.com by phone 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 jvining@mcr-ip.com by phone 603-886-6100 x7005.

Denise M. Witmer

Denise Witmer joined the firm in 2015 as our new administrative assistant and receptionist. She is the first voice and/or face our callers and visitors are likely to encounter. She brings with her a fine blend of talent, experience and skills that will enrich the character of our staff and contribute to both our legal and business missions.

She can be contacted at dwitmer@mcr-ip.com by phone 603-886-6100 x7011.

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