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Tannenbaum Helpern's technology, outsourcing, and telecommunications practice has a unique focus on advising clients on buying and selling technology, telecommunications, and outsourcing goods and services.

Our team of highly skilled attorneys has decades of collective years of experience, expertise, and IT industry knowledge in handling clients' corporate and information technology matters. We counsel public and private companies in many industries. Our clients have ranged from entrepreneurs and emerging companies to Fortune 100's, banks and insurance companies. We also advise clients on doing business in foreign countries, and counsel foreign and multi-national companies doing business in the United States.

We focus on serving clients and providing strategic advice on the complex issues relating to technology transactions and other issues like electronic contracting. We combine strategic thinking, creative solutions, and aggressive client service in helping our clients protect their interests and understanding and minimizing their risks.

Technology Transactions:

Today, nearly every company is touched by technology and often technology drives the growth of today's companies. Our attorneys have extensive experience in advising companies on technology matters across a wide array of industries including computer hardware and software, telecommunications, biotechnology, medical services, financial services, insurance, information technology, video games, and entertainment.

Whether technology is the core of your business, or simply provides the IT infrastructure necessary to run your operations, our attorneys are experts on the wide variety of legal issues relating to technology transactions and can provide a variety of related legal services. Our attorneys are experienced in advising companies of all sizes, and at all stages of corporate growth and development, on the creation, acquisition, licensing, and use of today's technology.

Special skills and experience are required to negotiate transactions relating to the development, purchase, sale, or licensing of technology. Our attorneys understand the technical and business issues relating to your technology deal, and have years of experience in the art and science of negotiating contracts. This powerful background allows us to provide exceptional legal services to our clients and explaining the intricacies of warranties, indemnities, damages, disclaimers, and limitations of liability. We are also able to use our skills and experience to advise our clients on the business terms of a particular deal.

We represent all kinds of clients including licensors, licensees, developers, sellers and buyers of new and existing technology. We represent clients who are providers and clients who are buyers and users of technology. We are also experienced in working with people at all levels of the transaction: from the chief technology officer to the solo entrepreneur. Serving such diverse clients has given us the ability to understand all aspects of technology and intellectual property transactions as they relate to our clients' business goals.

Our attorneys also have extensive experience with complex technology transactions in highly regulated areas such as financial services and health care.

We provide our clients with a variety of technology transaction services including:

  • Application Service Provider (ASP) agreements
  • Cloud computing and software as a service agreements.
  • Software development, distribution, and licensing agreements
  • Custom software agreements
  • All aspects of e-commerce transactions
  • Datacenter collocations
  • Escrow agreements
  • Hardware leasing and purchases
  • Software and hardware maintenance and service level agreements
  • Security and piracy
  • Open source development
  • Evaluation (beta) agreements
  • Data processing agreements
  • Spam, spyware and computer crime issues
  • Website design, development, and hosting agreements
  • Electronic contracting and signatures
  • Electronic payments
  • Web site policies, disclaimers and user agreements
  • Social networks
  • Value added reseller agreements
  • OEM agreements
  • Sales and distribution agreements
  • Research and development
  • Credit card processing service agreements
  • Disaster recovery services
  • Advertising agreements
  • Ownership and licensing of personal data
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