Technology Law
The lawyers in Stahl Cowen's Technology Law practice help IT companies such as software developers, electronic commerce companies, and new media businesses manage the complexities of doing business in an increasingly challenging and evolving regulatory environment.

Our lawyers advise sophisticated technology companies and traditional businesses on compliance with state, national, and international laws that regulate the way they enter agreements, advertise their products, protect their networks and data, protect their IP, draft complex service agreements, addressing issues arising out of foreign owned entities and “deemed exports,” ecommerce rules, biometric data and incident response.

We have particular strengths helping technology entrepreneurs start new companies and grow them into mature businesses. We guide them on initial business organization, on negotiating and executing operating, vendor, independent contract, and employment agreements.

Technology Acquisitions

For clients acquiring computer systems and technologies, our attorneys negotiate agreements involving hardware purchase and leasing, the licensing, customization, and maintenance of software and other intellectual property, system integration, outsourcing arrangements, and more. We structure and draft a variety of contacts and regularly deal directly with vendors on behalf of clients, particularly in larger systems acquisitions.

Internet Presence

For clients whose Internet presence is an important function of their business, we negotiate web development and web hosting agreements, prepare terms of use and other agreements governing the use of their website and online databases, develop privacy policies, cloud contracts and negotiate and structure agreements with linked sites and content providers. In addition, we guide them through developments in virtualization, cloud computing, mobile standards, privacy laws, identity theft, and more.

Intellectual Property Protection

In the area of protection and transfer of technology, our attorneys apply for and obtain trademarks and copyrights, safeguard trade secrecy through confidentiality and nondisclosure agreements, and prepare licensing documents and other instruments for the protection of a client's intellectual property against unauthorized use.