What are Current Professional Services Legal Issues and Solutions?
Professional Services Industry Legal Issues
Our professional service industry experienced lawyers help professional services companies navigate the legal landscape and proactively advise on unique legal issues faced by the professional services industry.
Common legal issues faced by professional services companies include:
Entity formation, capital, and financing strategies;
Ownership and registration of intellectual property in software and other technology;
Enforcement of copyrights and other intellectual property rights against infringers;
Employment and independent contractor agreements;
Licensing agreements including end user license agreements (EULAs);
Software development agreements;
Strategy to protect and monetize intellectual property rights; and
Defense of third-party infringement claims.
Professional services companies face similar legal issues as businesses in the Real Estate, Telecommunications, Digital Marketing, and Retail industries. Read those pages for additional information regarding the legal solutions our industry teams provide.
Legal Solutions for the Professional Services Industry
Clients in the professional services industry receive the full range of the firm’s services: litigation, intellectual property, and transactional.
Our professional services industry team is experienced in copyright, trademark, and patent registration for software and related technology; anti-counterfeiting services to enforce copyrights and trademarks against infringers and counterfeiters; drafting employment agreements, independent contract agreements, NDAs, and founder agreements to protect intellectual property rights and ensure they are owned by the company; drafting end user (EULAs) and other license agreements to safeguard rights in the software; drafting software development agreements; and monetizing intellectual property rights in software.
We also assist professional services companies and founders with entity formation and strategy, including capital and financing strategies.