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E20: Season 2 Episode 10: Season 2 in Review

  • By dbllawyersv2
  • November 11, 2022
  • Season 2

The Best of Blackletter: Season 2 in Review

During the first season of episodes, Tom Dunlap brings famously experienced business people, lawyers, accountants, and anyone else in the realm of business to the table to share personal experiences that have shaped their business and to talk about how to handle black letter issues in creative ways.  Topics include:


National & Cyber Security

Tom Dunlap speaks with Robert Eatinger and Ellis Bennett, attorneys for Dunlap Bennett and Ludwig, about national security law, cyber security and current events.



The Changing Landscape of the Legal Market

Tom Dunlap speaks with Rion Swartz, the VP of Marketing at LegalZoom about providing affordable legal services to businesses. They talk about helping entrepreneurs set up and run their businesses, auxiliary services, establishing partnerships, advertising by law firms, and what has evolved over the years.


The Music & Technology Industry

Tom Dunlap speaks with Ron Burns, a technologist, musician, and composer and J.R. LoMonaco, an attorney with Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig. They talk about how the music industry has changed, how technology has changed the music industry, and developments in the music industry, including the end of iTunes.


The Real Estate Industry

Tom Dunlap speaks with Mike Snow & Chris Boris of Pearson Smith Realty, and George Hawkins, an attorney with Dunlap Bennett and Ludwig. They talk about the real estate industry, history & growth of Pearson Smith Realty, dealing with real estate challenges, safety in open houses & protecting property. 


Immigrating to the United States

Tom Dunlap speaks with Gerald LeMelle, a partner at Dunlap Bennett and Ludwig who runs the Immigration practice in the company. They talk about the different types of visas, the politics of immigration, how to bring in employees from other countries, and how to convert an H1B into a Green card.


Protecting Athlete’s Investments

Tom Dunlap speaks with Dusty Gwinn, a sports agent for the NFL & and Senior Counsel with Dunlap Bennett and Ludwig, and Ken Harvey, a former Washington Redskins player and Marketing Associate for Fellows Financial Group. They talk about the challenges faced by athletes, estate planning, brand protection, insurance for athletes, life after being an athlete, and other aspects of athletes’ brands.


Patent Prosecution

Tom Dunlap speaks with Kevin Repper and David Ludwig, attorneys for Dunlap Bennett and Ludwig, about Patent Law, guidelines for patentability, why you need it.


Law Firm Management

Tom Dunlap speaks with DeAnna Burke and David Ludwig, attorneys for Dunlap, Bennett and Ludwig about managing a law firm from a non-lawyer’s perspective, challenges, and victories.


Commercial Lending

Tom Dunlap speaks with George Cave, of Sandy Spring Bank, the commercial leader of lending & Robert Deal, a real estate, commercial, and investment attorney.



Blackletter Studio – Website

Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig – Website

Thomas Dunlap – LinkedIn


Intern Program

As part of our effort to recruit, develop and retail the best and brightest attorneys, Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig offers a summer intern program for promising law school students who are looking to work as part of an innovative and incredibly successful team. With a global team of lawyers, selected candidates are able to work on high level projects in a collaborative space.

Paralegals and Legal Support Staff

At Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig, our team of paralegals and staff work together collaboratively along side our attorneys toward a common goal. We have created a positive work environment where our paralegals and legal assistants work to successfully reach firm-wide goals and support each other to combine individual strengths to enhance team performance. They regularly assist our attorneys with organizing and maintaining files, conducting legal research, and preparing documents.