Our Antitrust and Trade Regulation Group is comprised of lawyers with broad and significant experience dealing with federal and Florida laws governing competition. We have represented business clients in substantial federal and state antitrust and trade practices litigation. This extensive litigation experience has involved a host of diverse industries, including health care, utilities, chemicals, building products, high technology and medical products.

In addition to litigation, the Antitrust and Trade Regulation group regularly counsels clients in merger/acquisition transactions, franchise and other distribution methods, and non-competition arrangements. Antitrust and Trade Regulation lawyers have represented numerous clients in connection with criminal and civil antitrust investigations by federal and Florida enforcement agencies. We also have significant experience advising trade associations regarding the permissible scope of association conduct.

Businesses in all phases of the competitive process have utilized our expertise in the antitrust and trade regulation area. Our clients have included trade associations, manufacturers, franchisers, franchisees, distributors, retailers and service businesses.

Practice areas include:

  • Antitrust
  • Hart-Scott-Rodino (Pre-Merger Notification)
  • Trade Regulation
  • Unfair Competition

Technology Transactions

In virtually every sector and industry, from the smallest startup to the largest multi-national corporation, technology is a critical component for any business.  It is a necessity that helps organizations work smarter, increase production, and provide better and faster results, often times reducing costs along the way. Trenam attorneys leverage their experience with technology, commerce, regulation, and the law to help clients anticipate and overcome legal and administrative obstacles.

We have substantial experience in handling the diverse issues affecting tech companies and have unique legal backgrounds in working for and/or with tech companies.  Our experience helps us better understand your needs and offer relevant, insightful solutions.  We focus on efficiently and effectively meeting the needs of our clients to respond to problems arising in the course of transactions and day-to-day business operations, and often act as “outsourced general counsel” for tech companies on a variety of matters, including: formation, venture capital, technology acquisition and licensing, employment and sourcing, strategic partnering, and ongoing legal compliance.

We have experience in areas that include hardware and software across a variety of applications, uses and deployment, hosted platforms, SaaS, Internet of Things, digital education, drones, and many more.  We also advise clients on related matters to technology companies such as Intellectual PropertyCybersecurity and data protection, Employment, and Real Estate and Lending Transactions.

We are experienced in:

  • Counseling on entity formation, governance, and drafting and filing applicable documents
  • Advising on funding and strategic partnering opportunities for our client’s growth strategy
  • Software maintenance and support agreements, license agreements, application development agreements and hosted services agreements
  • Drafting and revising privacy policies and website terms and conditions
  • Talent acquisition and structuring equity and benefit plans
  • In-bound software and technology licenses and acquisitions
  • Patent licensing
  • Strategic alliances and joint ventures
  • University licensing
  • Customer, reseller, VAR and OEM agreements

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