The Team

David M. Lilenfeld

David M. Lilenfeld is an intellectual property and business lawyer and the founder of Lilenfeld PC in Atlanta. He represents clients in business disputes and intellectual property issues involving trademarks, copyrights, patents and trade secrets.

David is a graduate of Hunter College with a B.A. in philosophy. He earned his J.D. at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law in 1996 where he was a member of The Ohio State Law Journal.

David Lilenfeld has been selected by his peers as one of Georgia Trend’s 2012 Legal Elite in Intellectual Property and for inclusion in Super Lawyers from 2014 through 2016 for Intellectual Property Litigation, a recognition reserved for only 5 percent of practicing attorneys. David was also chosen as a Rising Star in 2009 and 2010 by Georgia Super Lawyers, which recognizes the best up-and-coming attorneys in the state. He currently serves as Co-Chair of the Litigation Committee of the Intellectual Property Section of the Georgia Bar and of the Emerging Issues Committee (North America) of the International Trademark Association (INTA). David Lilenfeld has previously served as the Chair of the Small Firm Section of the Atlanta Bar Association and the chairperson of the Litigation Committee of the Technology Law section of the State Bar of Georgia.

A trusted resource for the media on intellectual property and business litigation, David has been published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta Business Chronicle, and other business and legal outlets. See these articles and interviews.

At business meetings and conferences, David Lilenfeld speaks on intellectual property law and business litigation. These presentations include:

David and his wife, Julie, live in the Buckhead area of Atlanta with their two young sons. In his rare spare time, David plays competitive tennis and chess.


Kaitlyn A. Dalton

Kaitlyn A. Dalton is an intellectual property and business attorney with Lilenfeld PC. She focuses her practice on monitoring, protecting, defending, and enforcing trademark, copyright, and patent rights in the United States and abroad.

Kaitlyn graduated summa cum laude from the University of Florida with a B.A. in English and a B.A. in theatre and earned her J.D. from Emory University School of Law. Prior to beginning law school, she attended the Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York City.

As an associate with Lilenfeld PC, Kaitlyn assists clients with brand strategy, trademark registration and maintenance, and global use and protection of intellectual property rights, including uses on the internet, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and various social media outlets. She also has extensive experience litigating complex intellectual property matters and business disputes in state and federal court.

Kaitlyn lives in the metro-Atlanta area and is a member of the Atlanta Track Club. In her free time, Kaitlyn enjoys running, cheering for the Florida Gators and Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, and spending time with her nieces and nephew.


Craig W. Creeden

Craig W. Creeden is an Associate Attorney with Lilenfeld PC.

Craig graduated summa cum laude from the University of Central Florida with a B.A. in Economics and earned his J.D. from Emory University School of Law. During law school, Craig served as Online Editor of the Emory Law Journal (Vol. 66). In addition, Craig worked as an extern with the Worldwide Marketing Legal team at The Coca-Cola Company. He was also an intern with the Special Prosecutions Unit at the State of Georgia Office of the Attorney General and Judge Elizabeth L. Branch of the Court of Appeals of Georgia.

Craig lives in the Decatur area. He enjoys cycling, photography, and visiting the North Georgia mountains


Georgiy Khayet

Georgiy Khayet is a patent attorney with a background in Computer Science and Mathematics and proven record of securing high quality IP portfolios for successful high tech startups.

He specializes in software (including AI, Machine Learning, VR/AR, Cloud Computing, Data Mining, and Data Security), hardware, electronics, and medical and fitness devices. He has filed and procured patents and trademarks for big companies and various startups in the United States and internationally. He represents clients before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

He has built strong intellectual property portfolios for a number of successful startups, some of which have been acquired by major corporations.

Whittier Law School, Costa Mesa, California (Juris Doctor, Certificate in Intellectual Property)
UC Berkeley, Berkeley, California (BA in Applied Mathematics with emphasis in Computer Science)


Kennington Groff

Attorney Kennington Groff is a native of Atlanta, having grown up in the Johns Creek area. She earned her dual undergraduate degree in Public Relations and Spanish from the University of Georgia in 2014 and her law degree from Pepperdine in 2017. During law school, Kennington earned three certificates: Palmer Center for Entrepreneurship and the Law; Entertainment, Media, and Sports Law; Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution.

Throughout law school, Kennington gained valuable experience working with top entertainment executives at HBO, NBCUniversal, and Lionsgate in their business and legal affairs offices in Los Angeles and New York City. Kennington served as the President of the Sports and Entertainment Law Society her final year of law school.

After graduating law school, Kennington launched her own firm and worked closely with veteran entertainment attorney Beth B. Moore before joining Lilenfeld PC. In addition to her legal work, Kennington worked as a Clips Producer on Season 4 of Weather Gone Viral for The Weather Channel.

Kennington currently resides in Atlanta. She enjoys traveling, playing basketball and supporting local Atlanta restaurants.