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Firm Partner Meredith Mendez on FAWL Board

Firm Partner, Meredith Frank Mendez, was sworn in on the Board of the South Palm Beach County Florida Association of Women Lawyers as Event Coordinator for 2024 – 2025. South Palm Beach County Chapter of FAWL was founded in 2003 to advance the professional status of women lawyers, to promote the rights of women generally, to enhance the visibility of women within the legal profession and within their communities, and to create and maintain supportive networks among women in the legal and other professions.

Franchise Law Convention

Firm Attorneys Meredith Mendez, Keith Kanouse, Kelly Malloy, and John Malloy attended the International Franchise Association’s 2024 Legal Symposium. Located in Washington, D.C. The legal conference covered evolving issues in Franchise Agreements and Franchise Litigation, among many other topics.

Firm Associate Kelly Malloy Presents on INTA Panel

Associate Attorney Kelly Malloy recently represented the Firm on the International Trademark Association (“INTA”) Career Panel at Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law by speaking to students about her experience as a Registered Patent Attorney, Intellectual Property Associate, and Franchise Attorney.

Firm Presented with Miami-Dade County Proclamation and Key to County, Celebrates 65th Anniversary

As the Firm celebrated its 65th anniversary at a St. Patrick’s Day reception held at its Miami office on March 13, 2024, Miami-Dade County Commissioner Raquel Regalado presented the Firm’s partners with a Key to the County and a Proclamation recognizing Malloy & Malloy’s contribution to South Florida’s economy over the course of six and a half decades.

The Proclamation recognizes that a great economy like Miami-Dade County’s is built on innovation, which the Firm has supported since 1959 by providing legal services to entrepreneurs and businesses to protect their inventions, processes, brand names, authorship, and trade secrets.  The Firm’s clients have become powerful engines of Miami-Dade’s prosperity, including small businesses, franchises, leading corporations, healthcare institutions, and major universities.

The Firm’s attorneys are dedicated to serving the community well beyond the practice of law, as well.  The firm’s lawyers have included a member of the Florida legislature, adjunct professors of law, leaders of federal and state bar associations, presidents and officers of service organizations, appointees to municipal boards, and dedicated volunteers with philanthropies across South Florida. Through the John Cyril Malloy Intellectual Property Law Endowed Memorial Scholarship at the University of Miami School of Law, the firm seeks to continue the cycle of service by financially sponsoring and mentoring future intellectual property and franchise attorneys.

Kelly Malloy Featured in UM Law Alumni Spotlight

Firm Associate and Registered Patent Attorney, Kelly Malloy, was recently featured by the University of Miami School of Law in an alumni spotlight article. In the article, Ms. Malloy discusses her intellectual property practice with the firm as well as the various leadership roles she held while attending UM Law, including serving as President of the student body in the Student Bar Association and as President of the Intellectual Property Law Society. She remains heavily involved with UM as an alumna, now serving on the Board of the Law Alumni Association as Vice Chair of Activities for the Young Alumni Committee. Ms. Malloy is also an active member of Iron Arrow, the highest honor attained at the University of Miami. The full article can be accessed here:


Firm Partner, John Cyril Malloy III, Named to Baptist Health Foundation’s Philanthropic Council

Firm Partner, John Cyril Malloy III, has been named to Baptist Health Foundation’s Philanthropic Council. Baptist is South Florida’s largest healthcare organization with 12 hospitals, more than 100 outpatient and urgent care facilities, and over 27,000 employees. Despite the size of the health system, Baptist relies heavily on philanthropy to sustain operations, improve facilities, and attract top medical talent.  The Firm is proud to support Baptist Health’s delivery of cutting-edge, non-profit healthcare, including uncompensated and reduced-cost care, to all of our friends and neighbors in the South Florida community. Previously, Mr. Malloy served for several years on the Board of Directors of Baptist Health Foundation and Doctors Hospital – Miami Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Institute Council.