Product Development, Licensing, and Sales

A properly crafted product licensing, development, or sale agreement can facilitate making the right deal, striking the right balance between risk and opportunity.

We have drafted, edited and/or revised countless forms of agreements for the development, licensing and/or distribution of our clients’ product and service offerings, including:

  • Complex software development and licensing agreements
  • Technology and product development agreements
  • Professional services agreements
  • Hosting and connectivity agreements
  • All forms of sales and purchase agreements
  • Distribution and reseller agreements
  • Website and e-commerce agreements.
  • Agreements and terms of use entered into or consented to via Internet based systems.

The Correct Agreement

We stay abreast of our clients’ new offerings and work directly with them to fashion the correct agreement or agreements for the development, license and/or distribution of new product and service offerings. We expertise in this area allows us to advise clients on the most appropriate form of agreement for each unique situation, while helping the client balance the risks and opportunities of doing business.

We also monitor the evolution of our clients’ businesses, service offerings and product development so that agreements are kept in line with what clients are actually offering their customers, clients and/or partners. We continually review and modify as necessary agreement formats to give clients the appropriate tools to conduct their business operations.

Complex deals may require specially tailored agreements. We negotiate and crafts contracts appropriate for each situation.

Crafting The Right Agreement – We help our clients fully understand the legal implications of their business plan, and more.

General Business Representation

A legal team that understands your culture, business methods, goals, and policies can be a valuable asset to a young or growing company.

We believe in gaining a complete understanding of each client’s business, methods, culture and policies. By doing so, the firm can better assist clients in managing their relationships with their customers, suppliers, employees, consultants and agents. That’s a philosophy you don’t find in many legal services firms – and it’s a tremendous advantage for young and growing companies.

Many of our clients utilize us as their outside general counsel to provide day-to-day legal services without incurring the cost of full-time in-house counsel. Others utilize the firm for specific needs, such as the negotiation of technology development or software license agreements or for financing activities.

Our attorneys are highly experienced in the negotiation and preparation of a large range of business agreements, including:

  • the sale of goods and services
  • consulting agreements
  • non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements
  • teaming and reseller agreements
  • product and technology development, licensing and sales agreements
  • leasing agreements
  • employment agreements.

The firm also provides counsel on:

  • business structuring, restructuring and governance
  • purchase and sales of businesses and lines of business
  • employment law issues and employment agreements
  • stock option plans and other employee “equity” arrangements, such as stock appreciation rights.

Keeping Corporate Housekeeping Up To Date

Many companies, especially emerging companies on an accelerated growth track, lack the in-house expertise to manage necessary “corporate housekeeping” tasks. The firm assists its clients with the day-to-day corporate obligations associated with running their business – including shareholder meetings, required annual corporate filings and corporate record keeping.

When A Special Need Arises

When clients face specialized challenges outside of the firm’s areas of expertise, we utilize consulting relationships with other law and accounting firms in order to provide clients with the specialized counsel needed to reach the best possible conclusion for the client.