Welcome to thirty-six|thirty

Our legal practice is built on three pillars: transformational perspective, pragmatic problem solving and unpretentious partnership. At thirty-six|thirty, we’re just as comfortable giving advice to Fortune 500 companies as we are to startup founders. Based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

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Intelligence Areas

thirty-six|thirty provides transformational perspective and experienced legal counsel to entrepreneurs and executives. Our dynamic team guides and assists clients through a variety of legal issues and business needs.

"We combine design thinking, entrepreneurial problem solving and strategic planning, with years of experience in the trenches of technology and product design. We provide state-of-the art legal counsel."

Our service offering encompasses these key areas of intelligence and embedded counsel:

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Business

  • General Business Counseling
    • Design Thinking
    • Problem Solving
    • Strategic Planning
  • Entity Formation
  • Corporate Governance
  • Transactions
  • Capital Formation Strategies
  • Contracts
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Litigation
  • Money Transmission
    • Licensing and Compliance (Federal and State)
    • Audits and Investigation
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Intellectual Property

  • Patents/Trademarks/Trade Secrets/Copyright
  • Prosecution
  • Litigation
  • Commercialization and Licensing
  • Capital Formation Strategies
  • Searches
  • Opinions
  • Product Design
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Data Privacy and Cybersecurity

  • Compliance
  • Policy Design
  • Online Community Guidelines, Terms & Conditions
  • Audits and Investigations
  • Breach Response and Risk Assessments
  • Litigation

The Three Pillars of
thirty-six|thirty

We transform legal challenges into opportunities and opportunities into success stories. Knowing the right steps to take requires deep experience… not just in law, but in design thinking and perspective. We’re the steady hand that guides you down the right path with ease, tailoring our offering to match your unique needs. Our process is nontraditional but it works, built on pillars of:

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Transformational Perspective

See things differently, do things differently.

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Pragmatic Problem Solving

Practical guidance for complex issues.

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Unpretentious Partnership

Real results born out of real relationships.

More Than A Law Firm

We cut through the mist to find clarity and inspire confidence in our clients. Our unique approach to law coupled with our versatility gives us the agility and readiness you need in a world that’s moving faster than ever.

"Our background is rooted in design sensibility, working to balance form and function with every matter we handle."

Where did our name come from? It started with a discussion around our role as way-finders. We aren’t just lawyers, we’re guides: we find order in chaos, direction in confusion, and a pathway when all paths seemingly lead to nowhere. Plotting our own place on the map was the only natural way to start. Born in North Carolina, located along parallel 36°30′, we decided to call ourselves thirty-six|thirty.

Team - Frank

Frank Leak

Frank Leak devotes most of his practice to intellectual property, complex litigation, privacy and data security, and money transmitter/money services compliance. For the last 17 years, he has been registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and is a Certified Information Privacy Professional for the United States (CIPP/US).

Frank has experience in complex litigation involving patent infringement, trade secret misappropriation, trademark infringement, and various other commercial litigation matters. His practice also includes patent and trademark prosecution, searches and opinions, including freedom-to-operate, patentability, noninfringement, and invalidity opinions.

Frank's data security and privacy law practice includes data breach incident management, audits, risk assessments, and working with in house counsel to develop comprehensive information management programs. Frank applies his CIPP/US training and certification toward representation of companies and private individuals in the prosecution and defense of privacy related cases. This includes defense of companies facing federal and/or state enforcement actions.

Frank guides companies through the complex federal and state regulatory framework affecting money transmitters. He has effectively managed money transmitter licensing initiatives.

The first 10 years of Frank's 17-year career involved defending companies in intellectual property and complex commercial disputes at Am Law 200 firms, Alston & Bird, LLP and Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, LLP. He has litigated cases in federal district courts across the country, as well as in North Carolina state courts, including the North Carolina Business Court. Frank has also tried criminal cases. Frank enjoys teaching as an Adjunct Professor at Wake Forest University – School of Law. He has been married for 24 years and is the proud father of three daughters.

Education

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – School of Law, JD, 2001

North Carolina State University, MS - Microbiology/Molecular Biology, 1997

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, BA – History, 1990

Admissions

North Carolina (2001)

Court Admissions

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina

U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida

Professional & Community Activities

Wake Forest University – School of Law

North Carolina Bar Association, Member

International Association of Privacy Professionals, Member

Pro Bono Services to Local Non-Profits

Team - Matt

Matt Jamison

For more than a decade, Matt has worked with some of the Southeast's most prestigious law firms, and he experience giving thoughtful counsel on the legal and regulatory minefield that confronts today’s technologically savvy and entrepreneurial clients: hundred-million dollar patent litigation; patent assertion entities; trademarks and branding; software licensing agreements; and business and construction litigation. He has gone head-to-head with the estate of one of Hollywood's biggest stars over personality rights, and he has experience trying criminal cases.  

Matt's extensive litigation background allows him to counsel clients on resolving litigation without spending a fortune, and he focuses on offering practical guidance that considers both the law and the uncertainties of today's economy and interconnected world.  As an engaged professional, he assist clients in putting their intellectual property rights and assets to work by protecting their emerging technologies and intellectual property through trademark and patent prosecution. Matt has also worked as a design engineer for one of the world's leading high-tech manufacturing companies, where he helped design, build, and install custom-built, one-of-a-kind robotics.

As a strong advocate for design thinking, Matt approaches problem solving through a framework that emphasizes both analytical and creative approaches and draws upon methods from engineering, industrial design, fine arts, and social science to form insights into the world around us.  Matt's practice is designed to provide counsel to both large corporations and up-and-coming entrepreneurs.

Matt calls upon his diverse range of professional experiences to translate his observations into insights and insights into ideas that can transform your organization.  His unique perspective is harnessed to his commitment to client service and integrity.  Matt is always thinking strategically and proactively - not just about your legal questions, but also about your broader organizational and operational challenges.

Matt is licensed to practice law in North Carolina and Georgia and is a registered patent attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Contact Us

thirty-six|thirty is located in the heart of Winston-Salem, NC, an emerging hub of technological innovation with a vibrant and creative entrepreneurial community. We’re passionate about our community and stand ready to support the needs of our neighbors and beyond.

Phone

Frank: 336.860.0445
Matt:  336.860.0446

Office

305 W. Fourth Street, Suite 2C,
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Mail

P.O. Box 21026, Winston-Salem, NC 27120