Representative Matters

Our experience covers a broad-range of complex legal representations, including the following:.

Business and
Non-profits

Corporate and Finance

Addressing the full range of corporate legal needs. Representative maters include:

Representation of numerous companies in connection with private placements of debt and equity securities.  Companies have included private equity firms, hedge funds, technology & other early stage companies and real estate investment funds and have ranged in size from $5 Million to $500 Million.

Representation of a range of parties in connection with various securities related matters and transactions including, without limitation, initial public offerings, going-private transactions, annual meeting & reporting matters, fairness opinions, fund formation and insider-trading issues (e.g.,’33 Act, ’34 Act, the Investment Company Act, the Investment Advisers Act and related matters).

Representation of numerous early stage companies in connection with formation, capitalization, technology asset management and licensing.  Work includes, licensing and joint development agreements, patent and technology license agreements, and contract engineering, contract manufacturing agreements and investment offerings.

Non-Profit and Tax Exempt Entities

Bringing community, foundation and institutioanl resources together to create sustainable, new potential.

Representation of numerous non-profit/tax-exempt organizations in connection with formation, organization, governance, strategic planning, and collaborations.  Matters have involved organizations from a wide spectrum of missions including econimc development, academic medical centers, universities and community foundations.

Design, creation and implementation of organizations and related strategies for technology-based economic development, including the Tech Belt Energy Innvovation Center and the Knight Center of Digital Excellence and others.

Representation of a multi-billion dollar non-profit academic medical center in connection with matters including its investments in promising biomedical technologies and the creation of numerous spin-off ventures based on in-house technology.

Development of China-US strategy for US-based University resulting designation of an EcoPartnership under the US State Department.

Strategic Analysis and Restart of State-Funded muliti-million dollar economic development platform to drive fuel cell technologies to market.

Developement of initial strategy for University-based advanced energy institute, alligning with foundation, philanthropic and industry funding source.

Development of a regional strategy for advanced energy cluster acceleration, working with foundation, community and univeristy partners.

Intellectual Property & Technology

Technology and IP Transactions

There is no single approach that will simultaneously protect your evolving intellectual capital and make economic and/or strategic sense. Representative maters include:

Drafting and negotiating numerous technology transfer arrangements involving an array of intellectual property, equity, and royalty exchanges between research institutions, private investors and large industrial concerns

Structuring and negotiating startup and financing transactions for numerous academic spin-off companies as well as privately sponsored ventures.

 

Advanced Technology Commercialziation

Working across a range of technologies to create, monetize and protect value

Development of an investment strategy for early stage IT and Telecommunications firms resulting in near-term acquistion.

Development and structuring of startup companies and initial investment in fields ranging from cancer therapeutics to genetic diagnostics to neurmodulation.

Working with early stage energy firms to develop investible value propositions including such technologies as energy storage, smart-grid, fuel cells, offshore wind devices and clean technology.

International Technology Transactions

We work with a network of local firms around the world to complete your business efficiently.

Development of numerous US-sponsored service agreements under local european law.

Represent global telecommunications carrier in its response to the European Commission's statement of objections related to its proposed $ 230 billion merger with a major global competitor.

Represent a major European petrochemical concern in its purchase of $2 million in shares of preferred stock of a U.S.-based bio-fuels enterprise.

Execution of foreign-based U.S. investment in privately-held technology companies.

Development of offshore private equity investment vehicles in the Cayman Islands and the the Channel Islands.

Development of international Arbitration and enforcement Agreements for European, Asian and US-based concerns.

Industries Served