For many businesses today, success depends on their ability to identify, protect, acquire, develop, and commercialize technology assets. The transactions that accomplish these goals are of vital importance to ventures in all industries and at all stages of development. Inventors, start-ups, emerging businesses, and major corporations turn to Shapiro Sher for guidance in a range of technology-related transactional matters.

We have for years practiced at the convergence of legal, business, technological, and scientific innovation, and have helped numerous companies grow into successful ventures. Our attorneys have negotiated tech transactions as legal counsel and as executives, so we understand keenly how to structure deals most effectively to achieve business goals. We have a particularly strong record in assisting life science and technology companies with licensing and commercializing intellectual property assets. Our clients benefit from our many years of relevant industry experience and our understanding of how well-structured transactions lead to fruitful business relationships.

We counsel life science and technology companies on technology transfer, financing, research collaboration, employment issues, executive compensation, trade secret regimens, non-disclosure agreements, and privacy strategies. In these and other matters, what makes our guidance stand out is our ability to help businesses seize the full opportunity their technologies present, and our grasp of the legal, market, and regulatory contexts in which innovations develop.

Biotechnology companies routinely rely on the Firm’s technology transactions practice group. Based on his experience in the biotechnology industry, Firm president William E. Carlson was selected in the Baltimore Business Journal’s 2003 Who’s Who in Law feature.

Our clientele also includes national corporations engaged in e-commerce, telecommunication companies, and new media enterprises.

Representative Transactions

  • Have served as regular outside counsel for a biotech company as it has grown from the start-up phase into a predominant competitor in its market.
  • Advise a wireless telecommunication firm on licensing transactional matters.
  • Representation of national financial institutions in technology and e-commerce initiatives.