Block45 Legal is a full-service law firm specializing in Business and Intellectual Property.
From Corporate Formation to Patent and Trademark filings, our practice is well versed in helping businesses make the most of their current and future assets. Whether it be starting, structuring, licensing, or exiting your Business or Intellectual Property, we are here to help guide you. We believe your legal needs should be an investment not a cost and we work with organizations big and small to make sure they are maximizing their potential.
We look forward to the opportunity to connect!
Partner & founding attorney
University of Colorado Boulder, B.A.
St. Mary’s University School of Law, J.D., Cum Laude
Clement is the founding attorney of Block45 Legal. He is a registered patent attorney and well versed in advising clients on business, Taxation, and Intellectual Property matters. His breadth of experience allows him to provide innovative yet realistic solutions to any growing business.
Clement is a graduate of the University of Colorado, Boulder where he earned a degree in Evolutionary Biology. Mr. Hayes then attended St. Mary’s University School of Law where he graduated Cum Laude. During his time at St. Mary’s he served as the Editor in Chief of the St. Mary’s Law Journal on Legal Malpractice and Ethics and was a Judicial Intern to the Honorable Edward C. Prado of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Prior to launching Block45 Legal, Mr. Hayes was an attorney with Messner Reeves LLP where he managed the intellectual property portfolio of a fortune 200 company. Mr. Hayes is a long-standing member of the American Intellectual Property Association (AIPLA) and serves as President of the Denver Chamber of Commerce Leads Group D.
Clement and his wife Audrey live in Denver with their young daughter. The Hayes family are Colorado natives and enjoy hiking, travel, Polo, and entertaining.
Pepperdine University, B.A., Summa Cum Laude, 2004
Northwestern University School of Law, J.D., 2008
Diana Devot is a corporate attorney with nearly 10 years of big law experience in mergers and acquisitions law, securities law, contract law, and general corporate law across a broad spectrum of industries. She has represented pharmaceutical companies, insurance companies, staffing companies, ski resorts, fitness studios, restaurants, IT companies, oil & gas/natural resource firms, food processing companies, consulting companies, staffing companies, marijuana companies, the list goes on.
Diana graduated summa cum laude from Pepperdine University with a degree in Economics in 2004. While in college, she worked at Boeing Satellite Systems in their finance department. After graduation and prior to law school, she worked as an analyst at Relational Investors, LLC, a hedge fund in San Diego, CA. In addition to being an attorney, she is also a small business owner. For over five years she has owned CrossFit Cuspis, a CrossFit gym in the Denver Highlands.
Health and fitness is a big part of her life, both personally and professionally. She has qualified for and run two Boston marathons, she is an Ironman finisher and she is currently the 114th ranked female CrossFitter in the world, in the 35-39 year old division. She can probably do more pushups than you.
Senior Litigation Counsel
University of Western Ontario (B.A.C.S.) 2005
University of Windsor (Canada) Law School, 2008
University of Colorado (Boulder) School of Law U.S. J.D., 2011
Ben Delanghe joins the firm as Senior Litigation Counsel to assist clients in business matters including complex commercial litigation, real estate disputes, construction disputes, and creditors’ rights.
Prior to joining the firm, Ben was an associate at an AmLaw 100 firm and a top-rated Denver litigation firm where he represented private and publicly traded companies in franchise litigation, municipal land use planning disputes, commercial contract litigation and large financing/debt disputes.
Ben is admitted to practice and handles cases in Colorado state and federal courts and numerous federal jurisdictions. He is also admitted to practice in his home province of Ontario, Canada which offers our cannabis industry clients a significant advantage for those seeking to enter the newly-legalized Canadian market.
Ben graduated 10th in his class from the University of Windsor (Canada) Law School in 2008 and after practicing for a few years on Bay Street in Toronto, went on to obtain his U.S. J.D. in 2011 from the University of Colorado (Boulder) School of Law. Mr. Delanghe was named a Super Lawyer Rising Star by Colorado Super Lawyers magazine in 2016 and 2018, an honor bestowed upon only 3.5% of qualifying attorneys in the state.
In his spare time, Ben can be found hiking with his Great Pyrenees Odin or skinning up a mountain trying to find that perfect backcountry powder stash.
PUBLISHED ORDERS AND OPINIONS
Martinez v. Hartford Underwriters Ins. Co., 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 67635 (D. Colo. May 15, 2014); Martinez v. Hartford Underwriters Ins. Co., 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 142195, 2014 WL 4968293 (D. Colo. Oct. 6, 2014).
Woodstock v. Boyd, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 34299 (D. Colo. Feb. 25, 2014); Woodstock v. Boyd, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 34296 (D. Colo. Mar. 17, 2014).
People v. Hoskin, 2016 CO 63, 380 P.3d 130, 2016 Colo. LEXIS 976 (Colo. 2016).
PUBLICATIONS AND CONFERENCE MATERIALS
Swimming in the Titanic’s Wake: What Reactionary Regulation Means For Industry, presented at the Federation of Corporate Counsel (FDCC) Annual Meeting in Munich, Germany
Jurisdiction and Forum Issues in Canada, presented at the 2010 Practising Law Institute International Litigation Conference in New York
College of Charleston, B.S. Anthropology 2013
University of Colorado Boulder, J.D., Expected May 2018
Zachary Huey is a Law Clerk at Block45 Legal. He is invested in client goals and seeks to identify and resolve legal issues before they impact client success. He puts client needs first and takes pride in helping create solution to complex problems. His expertise includes project finance and development, statutory analysis, contract drafting, and general corporate needs.
A graduate of the College of Charleston, Zach earned his Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Anthropology in 2013. Following graduation, he spent two years working at a non-profit on Johns Island South Carolina. In 2015, he moved to Colorado to attend the University of Colorado Law School.
During law school, Zach has focused on the intersection of the law and real-world concerns. To that end he has gained extensive practical experience across a diverse array of fields. He has experience working with the in-house counsel of a fortune 500 company, clerking with three administrative law judges, and working in the Colorado governor’s office. He has worked on civil suits, assisted cities defend statutes from preemption suits, provided analysis on the correct interpretation of statutes and regulations, formed corporate entities, and written comprehensive policies and procedures.
Outside of work, Zach is a passionate hobby chef. He and his wife enjoy the outdoors and spending time with their dog. He is also an avid baseball fan, and can often be found at Coors Field cheering on the Rockies.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY COUNSEL
Polytechnic Institute of New York, B.S., 1970
New York Law School, J.D., 1979
Wilkes University, M.A., 2008
Mark Levy is passionate about helping individuals, universities, and corporations protect their intellectual property in the U.S. and around the world. He can identify inventions and strategize with clients to make profitable business decisions based on their intellectual property, resolving legal issues as they arise and even before they become problems.
Mark earned his Bachelor of Science in physics Polytechnic Institute of New York (formerly Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn). After graduating, he moved to Colorado and worked as a technical writer for Hewlett Packard in Loveland and then Digital Equipment Corp. in Massachusetts. In 1975, he was admitted to New York Law School, where he earned his Doctor of Law degree. He is a patent attorney, registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and has drafted and filed more than 1,000 patent applications and more than 500 trademark applications in the U.S. and in foreign countries. In 2006, he was admitted to Wilkes University in Pennsylvania, where he earned a Masters Degree in creative writing.
Over the years as an attorney, he worked as in-house counsel at Pitney Bowes, General Electric (International Patent Operation), U.S. Surgical Corp., and IBM. He then entered private practice in his own boutique IP firm and then joined a large general law firm as head of the IP group in Binghamton, NY. His work with corporations and individuals, both as in-house counsel and as a law firm special counsel, allows him to advise clients about the value of their patent and trademark portfolios and the best ways to protect them.
In his spare time, Mark writes and broadcasts humorous essays on the public radio show, Weekend Radio, hosted by Robert Conrad. He is also a contributing editor for Videomaker magazine and the Journal of Irreproducible Results. As an amateur movie maker, he has won international awards in competitions. He is a member of the Baker Street Irregulars and Mensa, where he served as the chair of the Mensa International Trademark Committee.