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Technology

A Strategy and Growth Partner to Tech Companies and Enterprises

CTSW is proud of our community of tech clients that have grown with us. Here are some of the reasons why our clients come to and stay with us:

  • Senior partner attention at every step. Our tech clients work with our team of attorneys on which our senior partners are on top of a client’s needs at every turn. Our senior partners stay involved from the start, no matter how large or small the matter is, whether raising an investor round, securing an agreement with a key client or customer, protecting trade secrets and intellectual property, or anything else we are working on.
  • Practical and solution-oriented thinking. We ask about the broader goals and context of everything we work on. We are thought partners in planning, regularly suggesting more efficient and cost-effective options and alternatives to manage risk and drive solutions.
  • Deep experience in complex matters. Our attorneys come from large firms and are deeply experienced in a broad array of complex corporate and litigation matters. No matter how straightforward a legal matter appears to be, we always handle it contemplating a wide range of options and risks, upsides and downsides, in helping clients choose the best path forward.
  • A tightly integrated team addressing every business need. Every tech company has needs broader than “tech.” It has employees and contractors, office space and real estate, tax issues, IP, and business disputes. We cover these areas, and our attorneys from these different practice areas have worked together on hundreds if not thousands of client engagements with proven team chemistry and efficiency.
  • A curated network of peers and access to best practices. We always look for ways to introduce our tech clients to contacts and potential business partners that may provide opportunity. Our regular roundtable discussions, highly curated to ensure a valuable exchange, provide an intimate peer-to-peer setting for sharing best practices in managing business and legal issues. Our clients and friends drive these discussions, and routinely tell us in the weeks and months following that they found an opportunity in someone they met at our event.

 

Representative Areas of Work

  • Investments and funding, from angel investors through subsequent rounds of institutional venture capital and strategic investors, including the structural and corporate housekeeping aspects of making this fundraising as easy as possible
  • Corporate transactions: corporate structure and governance, joint venture and strategic alliance agreements, master service agreements, licensing, purchases and sales of companies, real estate leasing
  • Intellectual property and related privacy matters: Protecting trade secrets and confidential information with nondisclosure and non-solicitation agreements, terms of service, privacy policy, and GDPR compliance, cybersecurity, copyright registration and protection, trademark registration and protection
  • Executive, employment, and talent matters: Employment agreements and disputes, partnership agreements, consulting agreements, HR documentation and process review, corporate immigration and recruiting talent from abroad
  • Business disputes and litigation: Pursuing legal action on behalf of a company or defending a company against one, proactive guidance to minimize the risk of litigation, recovering under a company’s insurance policy for losses from damages or claims 

 

Who We Represent

We represent a range of technology and tech-driven companies at all stages of growth, including newly formed startups, organic growth businesses, and companies looking for or well into angel or institutional funding. These include enterprise solutions businesses, SAAS providers, app developers, digital media businesses, data analytics firms, and software companies.

 

Representative Clients and Case Studies

  • Sale of data analytics company: Represented a data analytics company in its sale to a larger information services company, significantly restructuring the transaction from what the client originally contemplated for a much more tax-efficient deal.
  • Sale of a software company: Represented a software and technology platform company in its acquisition by a larger media company, also handling a range of external general counsel matters including financings and licensing.
  • Stock option plan and related tax issues: Represented a company in creation of a stock option plan after corporate restructuring for tax efficiency.
  • Master service agreements for a SAAS business, working closely with the client’s lead businesspeople to create an efficient process to drive sales quickly.
  • Financing: Represented an automobile technology device manufacturer in financing matters.
  • Private equity investment: Represented an expense management app in transaction with a private equity investor.
  • Litigation victory to protect trade secrets: Represented a mobile messaging and marketing company in litigation concerning misappropriation of trade secrets and confidential information against a former sales executive.
  • Purchase of a website promoting African music.
  • Licensing of archive platform: Represented a digital magazine archive platform in licensing transactions with major media companies.
  • Represented an educational software company in real estate, employment, and corporate immigration matters.

 

 

 

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