Whether you’re in a start-up phase, planning to grow your business, in need of financing to move forward your operations, desiring a legal strategy for your new technology idea, or considering sale of your business, you should contact Shaw Tech Law.
Being a small business and technology law firm, we understand your needs to keep costs trim during your startup and growth phases.
Please note our rates are competitive hourly legal rates in recognition of those needs. We encourage you to call us to discuss your matter. There is no fee or obligation for an initial telephone consultation.
We can assist you in every phase of your development, including:
Your entity structure depends on various risk management, financing and tax objectives. We advise you on the most advantageous entity structure for your business and then assist you with or handle all your corporate formation matters.
Shaw Tech Law will assist your business in raising capital for continuing and expanding operations via equity and/or debt financing. Start-up companies will generally have multiple rounds of financing and different levels of investors to meet their financing needs.
Intellectual Property Strategy
Intellectual Property (IP), which can consist of trademarks, trade secrets, patents and copyrights, is the cornerstone of every technology company. Having an IP strategy is critical to providing leverage over your company’s competitors and being able to monetize your company’s ideas.
Strategic Business Development
Shaw Tech Law will help you build custom transactions designed to enhance identified dynamics of your business and create or increase strategic level partnerships. Often, a company must make a decision to enter a new market or region and/or strengthen its relationship with new/existing strategic partners.
Contracts Drafting and Negotiation
A contract is a mutual agreement between two parties where each party promises to do something in exchange for the other’s act. It sounds simple; however, a contract requires clarity, simplicity, and essential terms to ensure its enforceability, encompass fully the intended deal points between the parties, and protect the parties in the event of a contract breach.
A business often must include a comprehensive exit strategy prior to obtaining financing. While this feels like a negative exercise, it’s an important planning event to demonstrate to the business owners, shareholders and potential investors that the business has considered all positive and negative contingencies.
Cyber Security Law
Hacking is part of the business world today in whichever industry your business is located. Shaw Tech Law has taken a special interest in Cyber Security Law, as recent data breaches have created a need for companies to more fully protect themselves from hackers. It’s not a question of whether you will be breached but rather a question of when you will be breached.
Attorney at Law
Mark Allen Shaw
Mark Shaw has over 20 years of work experience in the areas of contracts drafting and negotiation, business development and intellectual property strategies for technology companies including Hughes Network Systems, iBEAM Broadcasting Corporation as well as other startup companies in Silicon Valley and other locations.
Jack Shaw, Consultant to Shaw Tech Law LLC, brings to the firm business leadership, strategic planning perspectives and best practices related to business development and execution. Mr. Shaw has extensive experience in the telecommunications and satellite industries, participated in the start-up of six technology ventures and travelled to over 65 countries.
Lisa Shaw has over 25 years of experience in the areas of corporate finance and accounting for technology and venture capital/financial entities including Thomson Financial, The Barksdale Group, Valent Group, Counterpane Internet Security, and B2eMarkets as well as other small to large organizations in Silicon Valley and the DC metro area.
“Our mission is to help your technology business grow, while navigating the legal hurdles that could impact your bottom line. Technology insight and business knowledge are the foundations of Shaw Tech Law.”