Jim Dossey, Patent Attorney, focuses his practice on business law, intellectual property, estate planning, probate and tax law. Jim is a Registered Patent Attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
In his estate planning practice, Jim helps his clients establish custom estate plans for tax minimization and asset protection by utilizing the right tools for each client's special circumstances, whether the client just needs a simple Will, Power of Attorney, or Revocable Trust, or whether they need more complicated estate planning including Disclaimer Bypass Trusts, Credit Shelter Trusts, Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts (ILIT), Supplemental Needs Trusts, Contingent Trusts, or Lifetime Descendent's Trusts.
In his work with business owners, Jim organizes start-ups and helps them choose the proper organizational form, whether it be a limited partnership (LP), limited liability company (LLC), or Corporation (including S-Corp). Once the business is operational, Jim helps entrepreneurs with a variety of legal needs, such as contract reviews and drafting, non-disclosure agreements (NDA), confidentiality agreements, employment contracts, liability waivers, succession planning, tax preparation and strategy, transactions, and mergers and acquisitions.
Jim also advises clients on protecting intellectual property through patents, copyrights, and trademarks. Jim serves as a Patent Attorney at the Cooke Law Firm in Conroe, TX.
In addition to his JD from the South Texas College of Law, Jim has an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management, concentrating in corporate strategy and finance, a MS in Software Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin, and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin.
Prior to becoming a lawyer, Jim worked at Bank of America for five years as a participant in the bank's prestigious Technology MBA Leadership Development Rotational Program. During his 5 years at the bank, Jim led a team of over 150 bank employees to implement a $30MM technology infrastructure upgrade (mainframe and midrange hardware) and associated organizational change. Additionally, Jim worked on the bank's technology virtualization team, reducing the bank's infrastructure footprint by moving applications to an internal cloud computing environment. Before his role at Bank of America, Jim worked for five years at Quorum Business Solutions, a boutique oil and gas consulting firm in Houston, Texas, where he designed and programmed gas plant accounting software. Jim has programmed in numerous software programming languages over his career, including Java, C, C++, PL/SQL, FoxPro, Visual Basic, Cobol, Lightswitch, and HTML.
Outside of work at Dossey & Jones in The Woodlands, Texas, Jim is a legal advisor for the Legacy Foundation at the Ark Church in Conroe, Texas. Additionally, Jim is an elected Trustee on the Montgomery Independent School District school board and President and founding Board Member on the MISD Education Foundation. Jim lives with his wife Jennifer and their three children in the Walden Subdivision on Lake Conroe and is an avid golfer.