Technology; Start Ups; Emerging Growth Companies; M&A, Venture Capital, and Securities
CTSW’s attorneys have significant tech experience, particularly in the mobile applications development, software, social media, ecommerce, and healthcare IT industries. We represent not only U.S.-based tech companies, but also foreign-based tech start-ups (including Israeli companies) entering the U.S. marketplace. We have a profound understanding of how tech companies are formed, financed, grown, merged, and taken public. Whether a client is a founder, entrepreneur developer, venture backed or public company, in the mobile, interactive digital media, ecommerce, healthcare IT, gaming, entertainment and sports, platform development, or data management business, CTSW adds tremendous value to each particular transaction.
Tech clients rely on CTSW not only to form the company and draft agreements for the founders, but also to prepare and negotiate:
- Software and app development agreements, services agreements and other customer agreements;
- Software and technology licenses;
- Strategic alliances and joint ventures;
- Branding and marketing agreements; and
- Distribution, supply, and technology procurement agreements;
Tech clients also call on CTSW because of its substantial experience in:
- Mergers and acquisitions – including asset and stock sales (including structuring transactions to deal with the myriad of technology specific issues on the corporate, tax, intellectual property side, negotiating and drafting letters of intent, preparing stock and asset purchase and merger agreements, advising boards, and securities law and other regulatory compliance);
- Private placements of equity, debt and hybrid securities (including representing issuers and investors in friends and family rounds, convertible note bridge financings, Series A Financings, Series B Financings, Series C financings, etc.);
- Venture debt and other secured financings; and
- Initial public offerings.
Finally, CTSW’s tech clients frequently ask our attorneys to act as their “outside general counsel” in:
- Employment and deferred compensation issues;
- Intellectual property issues (including registration, diligence, management and audits);
- Social media, security, and privacy policies;
- Trade secrets and confidential information; and
- Day to day business, operational, corporate governance, finance, employment, litigation, real estate leasing, immigration and tax issues.
Whether you are a founder or investor in the tech industry, let us show you the CTSW difference.