Contract Review

More is negotiable in most agreements than the typical purchaser realizes and an experienced contract lawyer knows what to ask to get you the most for your money. We have experience negotiating with some of the biggest vendors companies deal with and know how to bring value. Whether the arrangement is a world changing acquisition or a significant development deal, engaging experienced contract counsel will pay for itself many times over.

Key Principles

Our process focuses on several key principles:

  • Experienced Attorneys – We will not staff your project with junior associates in order to keep our fees low. All our attorneys have at least 10 years of experience, often 20 years, and most have both in-house and “big law” experience.  They are highly skilled legal advisors who have strong judgment and good instincts.  They can contribute both legal negotiation and business perspective to client negotiations, know which issues to prioritize, and how to extract the best market terms for our clients.
  • Team Approach – Your work will not be thrown into a pool of lawyers you don’t know. Team members are trained in your culture and approach, and become familiar faces. Work can be routed directly to specific team members, or to “First Available” which will prioritize assignments among known team members based on workload.
  • Standards Based – We do not ask you to “trust us because we are good lawyers” and keep all the learning and expertise to ourselves. We document the positions you require, often with preferred and fallback negotiating positions, and create customized standards and solutions for our clients. These standards are constantly evolving as we explore new ways to improve your agreements, and are available to you through an online portal.  Changes are published to team members and discussed at regular team meetings, and shared with our clients on an ongoing basis.  We measure our performance against these standards and follow a rigorous quality assurance process on every contract reviewed.
  • Process Driven – We focus on efficiency and use cutting edge technology, so things do not fall through the cracks. Through the use of Artificial Intelligence tools, a standardized intake process, a robust document management system and constant process monitoring, we ensure that each contract receives the appropriate review and approvals, and moves through negotiation to execution as quickly and efficiently as possible.
  • Transparency – Do you wonder where contracts are in the process? You will not have that problem with Quadrant.  You can always call a team member, but you will also receive access to a portal that tracks all workflows in progress and provides real-time reports on status. We focus on the same metrics you care about, so we will drive toward the successful outcomes you are looking for.
  • Pricing flexibility – We continue to offer our clients hourly billing model, but we are also comfortable working on an annual fixed-fee basis.  This simple and predictable monthly cost is designed to meet your entire need within a specified set of business users, agreement types, or other defined workflow. Click here for more information about our annual fixed-fee model.
  • Turnkey, customizable solution – You do not need to invest heavily in technology or implementation. Additional services are available as required, including custom field development, specialized reports, portal customization, and additional direct user submission licenses.

For more information about our contract review practice, contact one of our team leaders:

Managing Partner
Robert is our founding partner, former Managing Director and Associate General Counsel at Jefferies, and former Mayor of Laguna Niguel,…
Managing Partner
Oksanna joined the firm shortly after its inception and has played a key role in its growth and development since…
Attorney
Jessica has more than fifteen years of experience in corporate and regulatory law, with a focus in health, life and…
Attorney
Tim is a skilled legal executive, CPA and partner to senior business leadership teams from Fortune 100 companies to start-up…
Attorney
Renate brings over 15 years of experience advising on and executing complex transactions, including debt and equity finance, corporate law and commercial…
Attorney
Aaron comes to Quadrant as an experienced in house practitioner in both the technology and hospitality industries. Before joining Quadrant,…

 

Robert Ming

Managing Partner

Robert is our founding partner, former Managing Director and Associate General Counsel at Jefferies, and former Mayor of Laguna Niguel, California.  Robert structures and negotiates large technology transactions, supervises global procurement contract review and helps design contract repository and workflow management systems.  Robert has previously been general counsel for a B2B e-commerce procurement provider and began his career at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius in Los Angeles where he did securities work, private placements, broker-dealer regulatory work and intellectual property licensing.  Full Bio

Oksanna Malan

Managing Partner

Oksanna joined the firm shortly after its inception and has played a key role in its growth and development since its earliest stages.  Oksanna has over twenty years of experience in law and business, spanning in-house and ‘big law’ firm work, as well as strategy consulting and finance. Oksanna served as Associate General Counsel for Citigroup’s Global Wealth Management business. She assisted the General Counsel in managing a 500+ member legal department supporting global businesses in brokerage, investment advisory, private banking, retail banking, mortgage lending, and credit cards. She began her legal career at Cravath, Swaine & Moore, where she worked in both litigation and corporate law departments.  Oksanna was previously a consultant at McKinsey & Company where she led strategy projects for top management of Fortune 500 companies. Full Bio

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Jessica Eterno

Attorney

Jessica has more than fifteen years of experience in corporate and regulatory law, with a focus in health, life and annuity insurance. Her knowledge spans mergers and acquisitions, reinsurance financing transactions, contract review, drafting and negotiation, and corporate regulatory issues. Jessica was previously Corporate Counsel and Assistant Secretary for the insurance subsidiaries of Sammons Financial Group, Inc. Prior to her legal career, Jessica worked in regulatory compliance for American Chambers Life Insurance Company and CNA.

Tim Hickey

Attorney

Tim is a skilled legal executive, CPA and partner to senior business leadership teams from Fortune 100 companies to start-up entities who is valued for his strategic thinking, commercial practicality, judgment, creativity, negotiations expertise and ability to drive change.  He has a proven record of solving complex legal and business challenges, while reducing risk, and meeting commercial goals and deadlines.  Tim is a seasoned executive with with 17 years of experience at Sears affiliated companies and began his career at Vedder Price in Chicago. Full Bio

Renate Harrison

Attorney

Renate brings over 15 years of experience advising on and executing complex transactions, including debt and equity finance, corporate law and commercial contracts.  She has ran her own successful firm for over 11 years, providing services between Canadian and U.S. companies.  Previous to starting her own firm Renate was Vice President and Counsel for MMA Financial.  Renate obtained her J.D. from Harvard Law School and her undergraduate degree from McGill University. Full Bio

Aaron Hirsch

Attorney

Aaron comes to Quadrant as an experienced in house practitioner in both the technology and hospitality industries. Before joining Quadrant, Aaron was Counsel and Transaction Contracting Specialist at Accenture Financial Services where he negotiated, drafted and reviewed technology transaction agreements, various vendor agreements, RFPs and other related documents. He has experience ensuring PCI compliance, GDPR, the handling of PII and IP protection. Before his time at Accenture, Aaron was General Counsel of BirchStreet Systems where he drafted, negotiated and executed technology transaction and licensing agreements for an enterprise procurement SaaS solution with most of the largest hospitality, lodging, food and related service companies. Aaron also gained corporate structuring and transaction experience while at BirchStreet and advised on many related corporate and HR matters. He began his legal career at CAMICO Mutual Insurance Company where he participated in mediation and litigation management while conducting the negotiation and settlement of professional liability claims. Aaron is a graduate of Santa Clara University School of Law.