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Ariel E. Ronneburger is a partner in the firm’s Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property and Municipal, Zoning, Land Use and Permitting departments and additionally is the partner in charge of the firm’s E-Discovery Department. She focuses her practice on intellectual property, and litigation-related matters. Ariel routinely advises clients on trademark clearance issues, maintenance of trademark rights, licensing issues, and enforcement of rights against third parties. Ariel works with the United States Patent and Trademark Office in the handling and filing of trademark applications, and manages large portfolios of trademarks for a variety of clients.

Ariel played a role in the firm becoming a registered agent with the Trademark Clearinghouse, and she advises clients with regard to Trademark Clearinghouse registrations, top-level domain registrations, and protecting trademarks from misuse with these new domains. Her intellectual property practice also includes representing clients in trademark and copyright infringement matters in both federal court and before administrative tribunals, and advising clients on issues related to copyrights and the protection of intellectual property on social media. Previous to attending law school, Ariel earned both undergraduate and graduate degrees in the field of Neurobiology.

Ariel served as the Chair of the Nassau County Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Committee from 2015-2018, on its Board of Directors from 2018-2021, and is currently co-chair of its Women in the Law Committee.

Ariel's Commercial Litigation practice includes representation of businesses and municipalities. 

Practice Areas



  • New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York


  • J.D., Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, cum laude, 2009
  • M.A., Stony Brook University, 2004
  • B.S., Cornell University, cum laude, 2003

Professional and Community Activities

  • Member, Nassau County Bar Association, Board of Directors, – 2018-Present
  • Chair, Nassau County Bar Association Intellectual Property Committee, 2015-2018
  • Member, Nassau County Bar Association, – 2009-Present
  • Member, New York State Bar Association, – 2010-Present
  • Member, New York State Bar Association Intellectual Property Committee, – 2010-Present

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Women in the Law – Emerging Leader Award, Hofstra University School of Law, 2018
  • Articles Editor, Hofstra Law Review, 2008-2009


  • “Application vs. Registration in the 3rd Circuit”, New Jersey Law Journal, April 2017.
  • “IP in the Digital Age: Protecting Against Domain Name and Social Media Infringement”, New Jersey Law Journal, September 2017.
  • “Protecting Trademarks in the Era of New Generic Top-Level Domains”, Nassau Lawyer, October 2017.
  • “Sex, Privacy, and Webpages: Creating a Legal Remedy for Victims of Porn 2.0”, Syracuse Science & Technology Law Reporter, Fall 2009.

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