Technology & Telecommunications

Experience

  • Asset Acquisition

    Represented Texas Instruments Incorporated in a series of acquisitions totaling $300 MM for specialized tooling involving the production of 300 mm computer chips being sold by Qimonda

  • Best Real Estate Deal

    Represented the U.S. subsidiary of a Japan-based data center company in its acquisition and development of a new data center in Garland, Texas, which acquisition included a tax incentives

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Overview

We represent technology companies and companies that use technology. Our tech clients include software, hardware, mobile, cloud computing, app developers, software as a service, systems integrators, telecom and communications companies – from start-ups to the Fortune 500 companies.

Legal matters we routinely handle include:

  • License agreements
  • Technology transfer and collaboration agreements
  • Software as a Service (SaaS) agreements
  • Hosting agreements
  • Software and other intellectual property development agreements
  • Copyright filings
  • Trade secret protection
  • Confidentiality agreements and NDAs
  • Trademark registration
  • Intellectual property litigation, including lawsuits regarding the following:
    • Infringement of intellectual property rights
    • Violation of non-competes 
    • Theft of trade secrets and confidential information
  • Website and app privacy policies and terms of services
  • Technology manufacturing agreements
  • Product warranties
  • OEM/white-label/reseller/distribution arrangements
  • Venture capital and private equity financings
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Equity compensation and stock option plans

Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Insolvency

Recognized by Chambers USA, our Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Insolvency attorneys have extensive experience representing all major constituencies in bankruptcy, restructuring and insolvency matters. They are adept at every facet of the bankruptcy and restructuring process, which allows our clients to better evaluate possible outcomes, develop strategies, assess risks and ultimately plan for the future.

Corporate & Securities

We represent dynamic, growing businesses in transactions and other matters that are critical to their success. Our services include mergers and acquisitions; venture capital; private equity; family office investments; business succession planning; technology contracts and intellectual property licensing; corporate governance and special board committees; securities offerings and capital raises; outsourced counsel services; executive compensation; joint ventures; and transactional tax planning and tax controversies

Finance

When clients partner with Munsch Hardt, they partner with some of the best and most experienced finance attorneys in the industry. In fact, there are few law firms involved in as many complex lending transactions as Munsch Hardt. Our Finance attorneys represent lenders from a variety of disciplines within the industry, including banking institutions, non-regulated lenders, private equity and hedge funds, as well as domestic and foreign financial institutions, in a broad range of transactions.

Immigration

Our Immigration attorneys represent engineering, technology and telecommunications companies with obtaining work permits and visas for hiring, transferring and training employees in the U.S. We also provide counsel on I-9 issues, hiring and termination decisions with regard to foreign nationals, employer sanctions and anti-discrimination matters.

Intellectual Property

When it comes to representing technology and telecommunications companies, our Intellectual Property practice is capable of protecting assets both in the boardroom and in the courtroom. Our transactional teams represent emerging companies, both domestic and international, in their negotiations with much larger companies, structuring and negotiating corporate partnering and strategic alliance transactions; R&D deals; licensing, marketing and OEM agreements; distribution/agency contracts and joint ventures. Our attorneys also litigate patent, trade secrets, antitrust and other complex commercial cases involving a full spectrum of technologies — from the protocols, systems and networks to the architecture, software and features of computer semiconductors.

Labor & Employment

We guide our clients through common employment issues, such as policies, training and benefits, as well as issues that are of importance to our clients' industries, such as enforcement of non-competes and protection of trade secrets. In addition, we represent our clients' interests in labor relations, achieve compliance with Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) regulations and defend against claims of wrongful termination, discrimination and retaliation.

Litigation

From wireless handset manufacturers and international telecommunication companies to semiconductor production companies, software developers and credit reporting agencies, our extensive knowledge of the technology and telecommunications sector distinguishes us and gives our clients an edge in a highly competitive market. Munsch Hardt’s Litigation team regularly represents clients in regards to warranty disputes, consumer protection and consumer credit matters, insurance coverage issues and class action defense. We also aggressively protect our clients’ most valuable assets and enforce their rights in disputes regarding patents, trade secrets, trademarks, copyrights and IP-antitrust.

Real Estate

Most companies engaged in the technology & telecommunications industries require significant real property holdings to conduct their business. We help our clients with the acquisition, development, financing, leasing and sale of the real estate necessary for operations – from the office space needed for a headquarters, to industrial buildings for manufacturing, distribution, data storage and/or call centers.

Tax

Our Tax attorneys have deep expertise representing technology and telecommunications companies with respect to their tax issues. We routinely handle matters for our technology and telecommunications clients with respect to tax issues arising from operations and tax issues that arise in the transactional setting, including taxable and tax-free acquisitions and dispositions, reorganizations, recapitalizations, financings, structure of real estate investments and structure of incentive compensation arrangements for key employees. Our Tax team is also experienced in handling tax disputes both at the federal and state levels, and has a keen sense for tailoring negotiation strategies to obtain favorable resolution of disputes effectively and efficiently.