August 19, 2015
Foster Moore is delighted to announce the appointment of Kelly Kopyt to lead its US operations as the global leader in registry software further expands its North American capabilities and service offering.
Earlier this month, Foster Moore announced the acquisition of North Carolina-based technology company FileONE LLC, rebranded as Foster Moore US LLC. Kopyt will oversee the integration of the new operation into Foster Moore’s International network, and spearhead business expansion in the US.
CEO Joel Foster says Kopyt is a well-known and respected leader in government administration, having been president and chairing the board of directors of the International Association of Commercial Administrators while she served as Assistant Director of the Massachusetts Secretary of State’s Corporations Division in recent years.
“Kelly’s a registry person through and through”, says Foster. “She brings not only a keen understanding of the issues and requirements for IACA members, but a valuable client-side perspective which will help us to shape high quality Catalyst solutions to meet the needs of Secretary of State offices in individual jurisdictions.”
Kopyt says Foster Moore’s reputation among corporate and commercial administrators as innovative, ambitious and reliable will serve the company well as it develops its US footprint.
“I’m excited to be part of the Foster Moore team and I’m very much looking forward to consolidating the opportunities it has to make a meaningful difference in the US,”she says. “I became familiar with Foster Moore’s professional and personal culture during my leadership of IACA and I’m looking forward to building a great team here in North Carolina’s Research Triangle.”
“Great business starts with great people,” she says.
ABOUT KELLY KOPYT
Prior to joining Foster Moore Kelly was Assistant Register, providing counsel to the Register, and overseeing real property recordings in Boston at the Suffolk District Registry of Deeds. As project manager, she coordinated a Registry renovation to modernize workflow and increase efficiency. The project required a specific project scope, competitive bidding, development of a project schedule, ongoing evaluation and employee training.
Kelly is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts, Maine and the United States District Court, Massachusetts.
KellyÂ served as President of the International Association of Commercial Administrators (IACA) in 2012-2013, providing the overall direction for IACA’s initiatives and hosted the annual general meeting and conference May 12-16, 2013, in Boston, Massachusetts.
Kelly has previously served as Director of the Registries of Deeds and Assistant Director of the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s Corporations Division.
Kelly was counsel to 13 registries of deeds districts regarding intellectual property licenses, commercial leases, technology contracts and other legal agreements associated with registry operations.
Kelly’s areas of practice include administration of the corporate laws and laws governing limited liability companies, partnerships, trademarks, and business trusts, the commercial statutes of the Uniform Commercial Code, and real property and registration of titles .