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Straight Talk Leadership in Technology

Experienced in counseling companies and their investors and lenders, our lawyers are equally conversant in the technical, financial and business challenges defining technology markets. We work with companies during all stages of growth to support the commercialization of technological advancements.

From guiding software startups and structuring numerous financings for biotech breakthroughs to protecting and monetizing IP portfolios by developing and enforcing trademarks, copyrights and patents, our lawyers’ experience includes such areas as:

As a full-service law firm, we staff cases and matters intelligently, easily drawing on the resources of our Corporate, Tax, Capital Markets, Labor and Employment and Litigation practice groups. We work closely with technology leaders and groups in centers of research and development throughout the United States, including from our offices in Austin, Houston, Dallas, Houston, Research Triangle Park, New York, Silicon Valley and Washington DC. 

The background of our technology lawyers includes degrees in disciplines relevant to pioneering industries. This includes electrical, chemical and nuclear engineering arts. Our experience includes working as senior executives at a pioneering Internet services company and at one of the world’s largest producers of semiconductor products.

As trusted advisors and active participants in the tech field, we maintain a high profile and are vested in its future. We are active in such groups as Rice Alliance (Austin and Houston chapters), TeXchange, International Accelerator, Women@Austin, Seed Sumo, Austin Technology Incubator, Austin Technology Council, Houston Technology Council, The University of Texas McCombs School of Business Venture Fellow Program and Hicks, Muse, Furst and Tate Center for Private Equity Finance. Our lawyers teach law school courses on technology business issues, corporate governance and regulation, and have advised governmental bodies, including the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development.

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