Technological advances continue to transform how business is conducted in radical ways. The same advancements also are introducing new opportunities, challenges and legal questions for executing the technology and intellectual property transactions that move your business forward.
With HMB at your side, you have a team that works at the leading edge of technology and IP transactions and understands what constitutes a win-win deal. We’ve completed nearly every type of deal that emerging and maturing companies undertake as they develop, acquire and monetize technologies and bring products to market. We are experienced in drafting and managing various agreements, including software-as-a-service (SaaS), platform-as-a-service (PaaS), software development, data center and technology transfers. Additionally, we advise on the development, distribution and use of open source software.
Electronic commerce continues to boom globally—and trends only point to continued rapid expansion. We help you address issues related to Internet and electronic commerce, including privacy and data security laws and regulations, drafting and negotiating website development agreements, developing hosting agreements and preparing and negotiating licensing arrangements. We also help you navigate emerging technologies and platforms, from social media to the Internet of Things (IoT).
Outsourcing IT and business functions to third-party service providers with state-of-the-art technology and processes is a proven strategy for increasing efficiency. It also allows you to stay focused on your core operations. HMB attorneys work with you on all aspects of domestic and international outsourcing arrangements. We help structure, negotiate and resolve the unique issues that emerge in each arrangement, as well as conduct full risk assessments for transitioning business and technical operations to third parties.
Outsourcing transactions span numerous business functions, each with their own nuances. We guide you through nearly all types of outsourcing transactions, including finance and accounting (F&A) operations; regulatory compliance, human resources, benefits and payroll operations; call center functions; facilities management; and IT, data centers and application development operations.