Reinke Law has been there and done that for some of the biggest names in the industry.
Whether something as simple as an IO or NDA or something more complicated, such as a customized publisher agreement for a programmatic exchange or a SaaS Agreement for a risk mitigation software solution, Reinke Law is ready to help. Understanding the complexities of technology licensing, intellectual property rights, data usage and ownership, the emerging trends in privacy, developing a consistent sequential liability program, and establishing sound legal strategies to insulate your company from liability are important factors in ensuring your business achieves all of its objectives in a manner that adequately identifies and balances risk. Reinke Law has years of experience doing just that and is ready to help you.
Regardless of whether you are the licensee or licensor, Reinke Law is focused on delivering results.
Technology licensing agreements must be approached carefully to ensure that complex integration requirements, service level agreements, escrow provisions and other licensing requirements are all met in manner that provides your business with the utmost protection, while allowing you to grow. Reinke Law has prepared technology licensing agreements, including white label and private label agreements, for large technology and digital media companies with exacting requirements, all with an eye toward maximizing productivity and profitability.
Mergers and Acquisitions
Some of the biggest transactions in a company’s life cycle involve mergers or acquisitions. You need experienced counsel.
Having counsel that has experience, whether buying or selling, will be paramount to ensuring a successful outcome for you and your company. Having been on the front lines of hundreds of millions of dollars in M&A transactions, from due diligence to negotiation of complex transaction structures designed to meet client objectives, Reinke Law is ready to help. Understanding risk allocation, earn outs, indemnification, escrow, and a myriad of ancillary considerations, including technology licenses, employment matters and intellectual property considerations will be key to ensuring that the transaction is a success for your company. Reinke Law has the experienced counsel to ensure your transaction reaches a successful conclusion.
Securities Law Compliance
Before starting an offering process, call us to speak with experienced counsel that can guide you in proper business planning and structuring.
Scott Reinke has represented both public and private companies in securities offerings, including initial public offerings (IPOs), secondary offerings, and private placements, such as Regulation D and PIPE transactions. From the preparation of registration statements and prospectuses, to assistance negotiating underwriting and placement agent agreements and the preparation of listing applications for national exchanges, Reinke Law can provide you with experienced counsel ready to hit the ground running. Reinke Law is also available to assist listed companies in the preparation of periodic SEC reports (10-K, 10-Q, and 8-K), compliance with Section 16 reporting obligations and the preparation and management of equity compensation plans.
Whether a start-up or a nationally listed public company, Reinke Law can ensure that your business is operated in accordance with the highest of standards.
Reinke Law regularly advises boards, their committees and corporate officers regarding fiduciary duties and other corporate governance matters, including board composition, management compensation, succession issues, conflict of interest issues, as well as NYSE and NASDAQ requirements for corporate governance. Reinke Law regularly assists its clients with reporting requirements and corporate governance matters arising out of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
Incorporation and Corporate Secretary Services
If you are just starting out or are in the process of launching another start-up, we can quickly get your corporation or limited liability company formed and compliant with state registration requirements.
Reinke Law can provide you with advice on the type of entity that will best suit your needs and long-term objectives. We have years of experience negotiating operating agreements that fit the distinct needs of its members, whether family owned or a business venture among partners. In addition, we assist our clients in making certain they properly maintain their corporate entities, including the filing of annual reports, keeping minutes of directors and shareholders meetings, and making other necessary filings as they come due.
Trademark Filings and Portfolio Monitoring
Regardless of whether you are a start-up or a company that has spent years building its business, you need to protect your brand.
Our firm can assist you with trademark acquisition, protection and enforcement. Starting with a comprehensive search to determine availability and identifying obstacles to obtaining protection, our firm can help establish a strategy to protect and further your brand name and image through trademarks and service marks, including logos, word marks and trade dress. Reinke Law provides monitoring services to our clients, as well, to make certain there is no subsequent dilution or unauthorized use. Finally, Reinke Law is available to assist our clients’ in the event a dispute arises with another party’s marks.
Employment Contracts and Related Matters
Whether you are hiring a new employee or starting a new job, you should be very certain about the rules of engagement.
Any company that has employees should strongly consider establishing written guidelines addressing matters such as at-will employment, invention assignment, non-competition, non-solicitation and confidentiality to protect their long-term interests. Similarly, employees or contractors starting a new position, should make sure their rights and interests are protected. Reinke Law has experience preparing comprehensive employee terms and conditions, executive employment agreements, contractor agreements, employee handbooks, and specific policies, such as document retention, anti-harassment and employee codes of conduct. Likewise, Reinke Law has experience advising on discrimination, harassment, employee termination, and similar matters as they arise, including preparing and negotiating separation and release agreements.