Business moves fast and technology business even faster. A rapidly growing company needs a team of skillful lawyers who can anticipate and navigate a minefield of legal and economic issues quickly and intelligently. Sutherland technology lawyers are experienced in resolving the unique challenges faced by technology companies in today's changing market. With our problem-solving approach and results-oriented practice, we will help your company survive difficulties and prosper.
We represent technology companies of all sizes, from promising start-ups to established domestic and international companies, in a wide range of industries, from hardware and software, e-commerce, Internet technologies, multimedia and telecommunications to life sciences including biotechnology, bioinformatics, tissue engineering, cellular therapies, agriculture, remediation and biomedical devices. In addition, we assist traditional economy companies looking at e-commerce initiatives or the acquisition of significant technology and services.
To provide the most value, our lawyers stay on the cutting edge of the business and legal issues that our clients face. Within our technology team we have legal experience in the areas of corporate, securities, finance, intellectual property, tax and litigation. Our patent lawyers have extensive experience in patenting a broad range of technologies. We also have numerous relationships with angel investors, venture capitalists and investment bankers, and can facilitate introductions. Drawing on our knowledge and relationships, we can advise you in a number of areas, including:
- Business formation, structuring and restructuring;
- Capital raising including angel and venture funding;
- IPOs and securities;
- Mergers and acquisitions;
- Joint ventures and strategic alliances;
- Patent prosecution and protection of intellectual property;
- Freedom to practice opinions;
- Infringement analysis and business strategy;
- Licensing and other technology transfers;
- IT outsourcing, distribution and procurement;
- International expansion;
- Employment agreements and stock based plans;
- Litigation, including patent litigation; and
- Tax and real estate matters.
Our relationships with our technology clients build on a spirit of partnership. We know how to foster their development and success by becoming thoroughly familiar with their technologies, businesses and goals, and they understand the many ways we can help them thrive. We understand that counseling clients means putting ourselves in their shoes, not merely advising them as to legal issues.
Our role as legal and business consultants is to support our clients' growth and achievements. We have prosecuted many successful patent and trademark applications, with the broadest protection possible to our clients. We have served as primary counsel in many M&A deals, venture financings, private placements, IPOs and restructurings for tech companies. We help structure a deal to make business sense, make sure our clients understand the transaction and its risks from a legal perspective, and then work hard to close quickly.
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