Technological innovations have had a significant impact on every industry and also dramatically improved the lives of people across the world. At the same time, these advances have ushered in a more competitive, dynamic and interdependent marketplace. Today, achieving success is often a matter of maximizing the value of intellectual property assets by engaging in an array of business arrangements.
Athena Law Group’s technology transactions practice group is dedicated to helping you achieve your business objectives. We provide comprehensive legal and business advisory services to a wide range of clients across multiple industries, including:
- Alternative Energy
- Big Data
- Computer Hardware
- Financial Services
- Healthcare and Life Sciences
- Media and Entertainment
Our highly skilled, knowledgeable and creative attorneys are well versed in transactions related to creating, acquiring, utilizing and commercially exploiting intellectual property assets. In particular, we provide insight and guidance to clients on an array of technology transactions, including:
- Inbound software and outbound technology licenses
- SaaS agreements
- Support and maintenance agreements
- Value-added reseller (VAR), distribution and OEM agreements
- Patent licenses
- Procurement agreements
- Confidentiality agreements
- Development agreements
- Privacy policies
- Open source licenses
- Manufacturing and supply agreements
- Content agreements
- Data agreements
- University licenses
We also routinely provide advice and counsel regarding strategic alliances, joint ventures, and mergers and acquisitions. Our highly skilled attorneys negotiate and prepare transaction documents, help our clients manage business relationships and resolve disputes that may arise, with a preference for negotiated settlements.
Because technology transactions depend on the proper valuation of intellectual property assets, we routinely conduct IP analyses to assess the risks associated with any transaction and devise strategies to mitigate these risks or avoid them entirely.
In addition, we understand that that these transactions encompass a broad range of disciplines. With this in mind, our attorneys leverage their vast experience to handle related matters such as privacy and data protection (HIPAA), antitrust, IP rights, corporate governance, finance, tax and employment law.
We also provide strategic counseling services to our clients on an ongoing basis regarding licensing, distribution, and commercialization strategies, trade secret counseling and programs, information security, and analysis of the market acceptability of template provisions and forms.
Dedicated Technology Transaction Advocates
At Athena Law Group, we are dedicated to understanding your business objectives and the unique challenges that face your business. Our technology transaction attorneys intuitively understand the complex ecosystem in which you operate and know you demand experience and efficiency. We provide sophisticated, cost effective solutions and are committed to helping you maximize the impact of your IP assets in the marketplace. Our mission is to exceed your expectations by seamlessly completing your transactions and putting your business goals first.
Whether you are launching a new business, or seeking to expand an existing enterprise, there are a myriad of legal and business issues to consider. From selecting the appropriate business structure and arranging for financing, to engaging in strategic transactions and adhering to regulatory requirements, navigating these complexities requires the advice of an experienced legal team.
The Athena Law Group is dedicated to helping entrepreneurs and established entities achieve their business objectives. We combine the personal service of a small law firm with sophisticated legal representation to clients across multiple industries.
From Formation to Disposition and Everything In Between…
Our attorneys work closely with our clients throughout a company’s life cycle from initial conception and entity formation through revenue growth and change of control. We prepare the necessary foundational documents, assist with obtaining licenses, negotiate and prepare ownership, operating and employment agreements, and arrange for a variety of financings. We also provide guidance on protecting trade secrets and the procurement and licensing of intellectual property assets.
The Athena Law Group team also provides ongoing, comprehensive advisory services to established enterprises. We offer guidance with restructurings and reorganizations as well as matters at the other side of the business cycle such as corporate and partnership dissolutions. We are dedicated to helping our clients make and implement the best solutions through every stage of a company’s evolution.
Transactional Attorneys That Get the Deal Done
The corporate law attorneys at Athena Law Group have extensive experience with a broad range of corporate transactions and negotiating and preparing underlying documentation. We work with parties on both sides of a contemplated transaction during the due diligence phase to resolve legal issues so that deals close smoothly and efficiently. In particular, we routinely structure a variety of merger and acquisitions, including:
- Stock purchases
- Secured financings
- Going private transactions
- Tender offers
We are also well versed in the issues associated with these transactions including financing, antitrust concerns, intellectual property rights, corporate governance, and regulatory reporting and disclosure requirements
Athena Law Group’s corporate transactions team provides legal knowledge, sophisticated insight and objective analysis that helps our clients make the right business decisions. We work diligently to assess, mitigate and avoid the risks of a deal and always put our clients’ best interests and business goals first.
Your Strategic Legal Advisors and Business Partners
Athena Law Group LLP provides our clients with a team of skilled, knowledgeable, and creative attorneys who serve as legal advisors as well as long-term strategic business partners. We are dedicated to helping clients launch new ventures, engage in successful transactions and grow their businesses. In the end, navigating the contemporary marketplace demands the superior legal representation that our team is uniquely qualified to provide.
I have worked with Athena Law Group extensively in negotiating software contracts with many different types of clients. Athena Law Group’s knowledge of current market practices as it pertains to services and license agreements is deep and extensive. The firm’s ability to arrive at a solution quickly, effectively, and creatively, when needed, is indispensable when negotiating with clients across many different industries. I would not hesitate to recommend Athena Law Group to anyone in need of an excellent commercial contracts law firm.
Athena Law Group provides outstanding legal and business counsel for the preparation and negotiation of our most significant customer and partner contracts. The firm always places the priorities of the client first and is considered a valuable and trusted resource by our company. I highly recommend Athena Law Group.
I have worked extensively with Athena Law Group on a range of customer and strategic partner negotiations, many of them under challenging circumstances and tight deadlines. The firm brings to each engagement a rare combination of legal knowledge, creativity, perseverance and negotiating acumen.
Computrition has used Athena Law Group’s legal services for more than a decade. When clients have the option to use a variety of law firms across the globe, Computrition gladly chooses to work with Athena Law Group time and again. Athena Law Group prides itself on providing personalized, highly available, and detail-oriented legal services. If you’re looking for lawyers who can come up with creative, “outside the box” solutions to contractual issues on the fly, and who negotiate cordially, respectfully, and professionally, while never losing sight of the client’s goals, and who are masters at keeping feathers unruffled, look no further. Athena Law Group is our go-to firm, for all of the right reasons.
There is a vast sea of lawyers out there, the linear, plodding color-in-the-lines type. However, there are precious creative few who rise to the level of term “counselor,” who listen between the words to arrive at a recommended course of action. Athena Law Group has structured its entire practice around being able to do just that, deliver the level of professional and personal service that people used to expect from their attorneys. I have found Athena Law Group exceptionally attentive, diligent and relentless in the service of its clients. Unlike other firms where one can feel like a petty annoyance, Athena Law Group makes clients feel as if they are the most important case on the docket. Aside from Athena Law Group’s level of service and attention to the firm’s clients, this firm offers something that you simply cannot buy from the larger firms — attorneys who actually care personally about the client. Athena Law Group has been and will continue to be the first firm I turn to when I have a question or legal request. I recommend Athena Law Group highly.