You'll find out about: financing and documenting joint ventures and early-stage strategic partnerships; devising workable nondisclosure agreements; managing an intellectual property portfolio; minimizing litigation risk for public technology companies; designing employment contracts and benefit plans in a highly competitive industry; handling securities laws, import/export controls, and other aspects of the regulatory scheme; and many other “hot button” legal issues facing technology-driven businesses. Featuring more than 75 forms and checklists, and a remarkable high-tech glossary of industry terms, phrases, and acronyms, Representing High-Tech Companies will quickly become your favorite legal reference. The book comes with a CD-ROM containing all of the forms included in the text.
Gary M. Lawrence
Gary M. Lawrence, J.D. is one of the country’s leading due diligence, investment and transactional scholars. He is a member of the adjunct faculty of the Dedman School of Law at Southern Methodist University where he teaches Due Diligence Studies to JD, MBA and LLM candidates. He is also executive director of the Center for Advanced Due Diligence Studies www.CADDS-EDU.org, and has served as an expert witness in some of the country’s most significant investment, due diligence and fraud related lawsuits. Previously, Professor Lawrence was a senior partner with a major international law firm where he chaired the global technology, media and telecommunications transactions practice and was a member of the firm’s global management committee.
Carl Baranowski is a private practice attorney specializing in technology businesses and is founder and President of Corpmaster LLC, a development-stage provider of Web-based knowledge management sources to corporate and private counsel. He was formerly Director of Worldwide Best Practices in the Washington, D.C. office of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. He has served as counsel at Jabil Circuit, Inc., Dorsey & Whitney LLP, Honeywell Inc. and Gateway, Inc. and was also a software business development manager at Texas Instruments Incorporated. Mr. Baranowski has extensive experience representing high-technology companies and start-up ventures. In 1979, he received two Bachelor of Science degrees and a Master of Science degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Mr. Baranowski received his J.D. from Stanford University in 1983, where he also earned an M.B.A. He is a member of the Texas Bar.