Amber Cotton

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“The combination of English and Paralegal degrees supports my dedication to inquiring creatively and developing effective written analysis that is accurate, clear, concise, and persuasive.”

Innately proactive and resourceful, I am continually moving forward, looking to the future, and making things happen. With diligent and thorough planning and organization, I keep projects on track to successfully meet deadlines.

An extension of the firm’s corporate attorneys, I assist with:

  • drafting formation documents such as operating agreements, bylaws, and contribution agreements
  • applying for employment identification numbers
  • researching procedures to form business entities in various jurisdictions
  • filing documents with required governing bodies (U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Secretaries of State, Internal Revenue Service, and municipalities)
  • preparing real estate and development documents and agreements

Additionally, I assist with advocating brand management to secure and protect your intellectual property assets by:

  • registering and maintaining trademarks; conducting preliminary trademark searches; drafting trademark applications and proof of usage documents; filing with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; and tracking deadlines
  • researching trademark infringement
  • drafting trademark assignments
  • supporting domain name registration and enforcement
  • researching and drafting domain name assignments

Whether you are starting a new venture and registering a business, or expanding into different areas and protecting your latest products, it is exciting and rewarding for me to help you. You can rely on me for clear communication to explain and simplify the process, and deliver well-executed projects that achieve your goals.


Kathy Godfrey
(612) 252-2836

  • Minnesota Certified Paralegal (MnCP), 2015
  • Paralegal Certificate (ABA Approved), North Hennepin Community College, 2014, Phi Theta Kappa
  • B.A., cum laude, Troy University, 2011
  • Minnesota Paralegal Association, Treasurer/Director of Finance, January–December 2018, Member 2012–Present
  • National Federation of Paralegal Associations, 2012–Present
  • Contributing author of articles for Minnesota Paralegal Association’s monthly newsletter, Citations, and National Federation of Paralegal Associations’ quarterly magazine, National Paralegal Reporter