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Whether you are just getting your business started or a seasoned business owner, Francine’s 27 years of experience in business and intellectual property law will provide the expertise necessary to give you peace of mind by protecting your content, your brand, your business structure, and your estate.

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About Francine

Francine is Of Counsel at Monty White, LLP, a full service law firm in San Rafael, CA. She heads its Business and Intellectual Property Law Group, as well as managing its Palm Desert, CA office. Francine is a 1989 graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center and admitted to practice in California, New York, and the District of Columbia.

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Legal Blog

Join in the conversation on Francine’s Legal Blog on a regular basis to stay informed on all things involving Intellectual Property, Copyright, Trademark, Contract, Website, Social Media and Advertising law.

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Legal Resources

There are a number of government and commercial websites sites that provide useful resource information, such as the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the United States Copyright Office, and the United States Federal Trade Commission.  They each provide useful tools for getting a basic understanding of the law.

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Legal Webinars

Here are some of Francine’s most recent Legal Webinars:

  • What Every eCommerce Businessperson Should Know About Those Pesky Terms of Use
  • How to File Your Copyright
  • How to Protect Your Trademark

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Speaking & Writing

A professional speaker since 1995, Francine has engaged audiences large and small with her compelling story of triumph over insurmountable odds. Her authentic, impassioned message motivates and inspires audiences no matter what industry or background.  Read More

Francine is also the author of two self help books in the Esteemable Acts series. Read More

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