Technology Licensing, Acquisition & Negotiation

Technology spend for mission critical hardware and software can make a significant impact on a firm’s bottom line. Trust these complex negotiations to counselors who have specialized experience with technology and the way it is acquired. You will be amazed what a difference it makes when your team has the benefit of a lawyer who speaks tech.

To find out more about our technology licensing, acquisition and negotiation group, contact any of the following team members:

Managing Partner
Robert is our founding partner, former Managing Director and Associate General Counsel at Jefferies, and former Mayor of Laguna Niguel,…
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Dean has over 20 years of experience as an international corporate, commercial and transactional lawyer, including 11 years as an in-house attorney…
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Tim is a skilled legal executive, CPA and partner to senior business leadership teams from Fortune 100 companies to start-up…
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Jennah Michalik is a software asset management specialist with experience structuring and negotiating software and technology agreements.  With experience designing,…
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Aimee brings twenty years of legal experience to the practice, with much of her career spent in-house with global financial…
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Aaron comes to Quadrant as an experienced in house practitioner in both the technology and hospitality industries. Before joining Quadrant,…
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Renate brings over 15 years of experience advising on and executing complex transactions, including debt and equity finance, corporate law and commercial…

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

Dean Falvy

Attorney

Dean has over 20 years of experience as an international corporate, commercial and transactional lawyer, including 11 years as an in-house attorney at Amazon.com, and over a decade in private practice with firms in Seattle and Tokyo.    His principal practice areas include e-commerce law, international investments, complex commercial agreements, content development and licensing, and antitrust compliance.  Dean has advised clients on new investments, acquisitions, and divestitures in countries as varied as Japan, France, the United Kingdom, Germany, India, South Africa, Romania and Canada, as well as inbound investments in the United States.   He received his J.D. from Harvard Law School and his undergraduate degree from Yale University, and currently teaches part-time at the University of Washington School of Law in Seattle. Full Bio

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

Jennah Michalik

Attorney

Jennah Michalik is a software asset management specialist with experience structuring and negotiating software and technology agreements.  With experience designing, implementing and operating software asset management systems for large institutions, Jennah helps companies gain a true understanding of their software license environment and ensure that they maintain a robust compliance program.  With vendors becoming ever more aggressive in auditing clients, software asset management has become an essential component in a risk mitigation program.  Understanding licenses and their portability can also help maximize the investments already made in licensing and “right-sizing” license pools and types.

 

Aimee Rubin

Attorney

Aimee brings twenty years of legal experience to the practice, with much of her career spent in-house with global financial services and entertainment companies. Her clear thinking and excellent people skills help her excel at the review and negotiation of agreements of all types, from the simple to the most complex. Aimee has been Counsel, Legal & Business Affairs to Sony Music Entertainment, Senior Counsel at BMG Columbia House, Inc., and General Counsel of About.com. She has also been legal counsel to IVillage, Inc., Earthweb, Inc. and The IMC Group of Companies.

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.

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