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Peter D. Aufrichtig, White Plains & NY Intellectual Property & Banking Lawyer

Peter D. Aufrichtig


Professional Profile

Peter D. Aufrichtig has extensive experience and involvement in significant intellectual property law matters, comprehensive representation of banking and commercial interests and business litigation. During the course of more than 25 years of practice Peter has helped organize startup companies and has ably counseled, represented, advocated and defended significant individual and corporate clients in many areas of the law, including commercial finance.

In the intellectual property area, Peter has been involved with patents, trademarks, copyrights, unfair competition and trade secrets. Peter has wide experience in prosecuting the registration of patents, trademarks and copyrights (together with searching), providing opinions and working with clients on strategic planning, financing and licensing issues. Peter is also an experienced litigator on all types of intellectual property disputes and had advocated for clients in Federal and state courts. In the banking and commercial finance, area Peter has advised significant foreign and domestic banking institutions in connection with lending, securitization, contractual relations, structured finance, real estate issues and compliance issues. Peter has also been involved in litigation affecting substantial interests in complex commercial disputes as well as lending and banking activities in the Federal and state courts. Peter’s admissions to the bars of the States of New York, New Jersey and Maryland have expanded his ability to represent clients’ multi-state needs. Peter has extensive experience in real estate matters, including significant commercial leasing transactions both on the landlord and tenant sides. An advocate of creativity in the law, Peter strives to use new and innovative solutions to assure that clients’ complex interests are fully protected.

Areas of Experience

  • patent application preparation and prosecution across wide areas of technologies including mechanical, electrical, computer, software, business processes, designs in connection with provisional, utility and design patent applications
  • trademark searching for availability and infringement, obtaining US and Foreign trademark protection for significant brands, monitoring and policing third party uses and applications in the United States Patent and Trademark Office and litigation of trademark and related rights in the Federal and State courts
  • organizing startup companies
  • representation of banking interests in connection with structuring, review and negotiation of substantial lending arrangements including collateralized and subordinated transactions involving the United States and offshore venues
  • analysis, drafting, negotiation and counseling in connection with contractual engagements between commercial entities relating to commercial arrangements, supply and service agreements and development endeavors
  • commercial leasing of real estate on landlord and tenant sides and in connection with multi-property projects, including substantial, multi-professional project teams
  • licensing, opinion work and litigation relating to the broad spectrum of intellectual property interests and rights
  • litigation relating to banking, real estate and general commercial disputes, including complex matters in the Federal and State courts

Professional & Community Involvement

Significant Matters & Cases

Peter has been involved in many different transactions and litigation matters. Click at representative matters for a description of some of Peter's work.

Journals & Publications

Click at publications & outlines for a description of journals or other publications written by Peter. Peter was also a member of the Hofstra Law Review (1982-1983).


Admitted to Practice

  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • Maryland
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Contact Me

If you think you may require the assistance of Peter Aufrichtig in any matter, email (peter@mccarthyfingar.com) or phone him (914-385-1063) with any question you may have.