Business Lawyers in Columbus, Ohio
Direct: (614) 826-3100
Technology Law – In terms of technology law, my expertise includes technology transactions, product development, software licensing, technology licensing, information technology (IT), distribution, software as a service (SaaS), hardware, e-commerce, mobile commerce (m-commerce), open source software, and financial technology (fintech) and cryptocurrencies. I work closely with clients to develop clear and effective legal strategies, helping to protect and commercialize cloud-based services, software and app development, wearable technology, digital media, social media platforms, and Internet of Things (IoT) services and products.
Corporate – On the corporate side, my experience includes entity formation and complex restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, securities and exemptions, shareholder disputes, private equity, international business transations, corporate audits, liquidation and dissolution, and corporate governance and compliance. I’ve worked with companies from a variety of countries and industries including technology, software, finance, retail, manufacturing, construction, fashion, alcohol, telecommunications, fitness, healthcare, sports and entertainment, and real estate development.
Venture Capital – I work with both investors and founders on company financing and investment. I provide counsel on structuring funding, Regulation D exemptions, pre-money and post-money valuation, dilution, preemptive rights, vesting schedules, conversation rights, board structure, liquidation preferences. My practice includes negotiating and advising on term sheets, stock purchase agreements, investor rights agreements, and voting agreements.
Data Security and Privacy – Advising on both U.S. and international privacy and security regulations, I work with clients to develop systems that help ensure the protection of company and customer data. I counsel clients on federal privacy laws including th Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) and the Gramm-Leach-Bailey Act (GLBA), international localization requirements, and opt-in and opt-out requirements. My experience includes advising on data breach notifications and responding to international data breaches.
Trademarks and Copyrights – I assist clients with filing trademark and copyright applications with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the U.S. Copyright Office (USCO) and intellectual property portfolio management. My experience includes advising on brand selection and development, clearance searches, strategic filings and registration, maintenance of registered trademarks, infringement monitoring, enforcement, and licensing.
I’m proud to guest lecture at the University of Cincinnati College of Law and enjoy judging Ohio Center for Law-Related Education (OCLRE) competitions and volunteering at a local food pantry. I also serve as the Vice-Chair of the Ohio State Bar Association Intellectual Property Section.
A diehard Buckeye, I’ll forever be grateful for the program that Thad Matta built and could not be happier with the start of the Chris Holtmann era.