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Information and Technology

Overview

Nutter has a long track record in information and technology law. We work with technology companies of many types and sizes in most major technology industries, from alternative energy to nanotechnology to robotics, as well as with universities and institutes focused on technology research and development. The firm has demonstrated that it knows how to meet the criteria and rigorous expectations particular to technology companies – whether large, leading-edge industry leaders or emerging growth change agents. Feedback from a range of our technology clients attests to Nutter’s legal and technical talent, responsiveness, agility, and experience. We use our knowledge and insight to collaborate with these fast-paced, forward-looking organizations and produce results cost-effectively.

Technology clients typically need support in several areas of legal service as they seek to invent and develop products, create value from innovation, and stay ahead of the competition. Nutter’s goal is to provide real-time, adaptable information and technology law services that meet their needs as they change and grow. The firm provides counsel appropriate to each client’s requirements throughout the growth and development lifecycle, drawing from its multidisciplinary full service practice. This counsel includes corporate representation – including financing, private equity, mergers and acquisitions, securities – as well as intellectual property, employment, labor and benefits, executive compensation, real estate, litigation, and tax. Our Private Client attorneys also work with many technology founders and executives on estate planning and family foundation needs.

The firm is experienced working with clients in many technology industries, including: 

  • Alternative energy 
  • Automotive technology 
  • Biotechnology 
  • Cleantech 
  • Computer hardware, software, and networks 
  • Chemicals and coatings
  • Digital and analog circuitry 
  • Electronic and electrical components 
  • Genomics 
  • Image processing 
  • Internet technology and business methods 
  • Medical technology
  • Nanotechnology and its associated products 
  • Pharmaceuticals and drug delivery technologies 
  • Photonics/optics 
  • Polymers and advanced industrial materials 
  • Robotics 
  • Telecommunications

Information and Media

The explosion of new technologies has created issues and challenges across the media and entertainment industry. From drafting technology agreements and information privacy law to more traditional advice in regulatory matters, antitrust issues, copyright, intellectual property, franchising, and litigation, Nutter helps its clients navigate the complex regulations governing this innovative and highly dynamic industry. Our clients include television and radio stations, newspapers and publishing companies, and telecommunications carriers and developers of telecommunications products.

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Representative Matters

Representative Matters

  • Mide Technology Corporation

    Nutter served as sole legal advisor to Midé Technology Corporation, a U.S. company which provides engineering services including problem solving through modeling and analysis, electronic prototyping, commercial research and development, and forensic engineering services, in its acquisition by Paris-based Hutchinson S.A., which manufactures industrial, automotive, and consumer rubber products such as hoses, tubing, bumpers, spoilers, sealants and adhesives, rubber gloves, baby car seats, and sponges.

  • Secured favorable settlement for client in “bet the company” case

    Nutter represented a startup speech recognition technology company defending numerous simultaneous lawsuits in multiple jurisdictions in a momentous patent war with a much larger rival company. Through Nutter’s efforts, the client was able to achieve a global settlement on very favorable terms.

  • Globe Composite Solutions, LLC

    Nutter served as sole legal advisor to Globe Composite Solutions, LLC (Globe), a navy submarine supplier, in its acquisition by ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE: ESE), a global provider of highly engineered products and solutions to diverse and growing end-markets that include the aerospace, space, healthcare, wireless, consumer electronics, electric utility, and renewable energy industries. 

  • Senior management

    Nutter represented certain senior management in connection with the sale of ZappRx to Allscripts.

  • Waveguide Inc.

    Nutter represented Waveguide Inc., a New Hampshire-based company that specializes in outside plant services for the telecommunications industry, in its merger with Maicom LLC, a provider of critical infrastructure needs. 

  • Powerhouse Dynamics

    Nutter represented Powerhouse Dynamics, a software company based in Newton, MA, when it was acquired by merger by Middleby Corporation, a publicly traded commercial and residential cooking and industrial process equipment company based in Elgin, IL. Powerhouse Dynamics uses cloud-based controls and analytics to deliver enterprise-wide operational efficiency, food safety, and energy efficiency solutions to portfolios of small commercial facilities, including restaurants, convenience stores, retailers, and more.

  • Group RHI

    Nutter represented Group RHI, a rapidly growing player in the retirement services industry, in its acquisition of Pension Studio, a third party retirement plan administrator with offices in Florida and New England.

  • Veracross LLC

    Represented Veracross LLC, a provider of software and services to independent primary and secondary schools, in its majority recapitalization by BV Investment Partners, a middle-market private equity firm focused on the business services, software, and IT services sectors.

  • Group RHI

    Nutter represented Group RHI, a rapidly growing player in the retirement services industry, in its acquisition of Billings and Company, LLC, an Iowa-based recordkeeping and qualified plan administration company.

  • T3 Expo, LLC

    Nutter represented T3 Expo, LLC, the general contractor for creating shareable moments™ for tradeshows and corporate events, in its recent financing with MB Capital Fund IV, LLC.

  • Palisade Corporation

    Nutter represented Palisade Corporation, an Ithaca, New York-based provider of risk modeling and decision analysis software, in its recapitalization by Thompson Street Capital Partners (TSCP), a private equity firm based in St. Louis, MO.

  • WegoWise, Inc.

    Nutter represented WegoWise, Inc., a provider of cloud-based software solutions to owners and managers of buildings to help understand, track, and improve building utility efficiency, in the sale of substantially all of its assets to AppFolio, Inc. (NASDAQ: APPF), a leading provider of cloud-based business software solutions in the real estate and legal markets.

  • Atlas Devices

    Nutter advised Atlas Devices, LLC, a leading developer, manufacturer, and supplier of rapid access solutions, in its recapitalization by Anvil Capital. 

  • Collaborative Consulting, LLC

    Nutter represented Collaborative Consulting, LLC in its acquisition by CGI Group Inc. (NYSE: GIB) (TSX: GIB.A), a leading provider of information technology and business processing services, through its wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary, CGI Technologies and Solutions Inc.

  • McCarthy Capital

    Nutter represented McCarthy Capital, a private equity investment firm, when it led a recapitalization and growth equity investment in Seven10 Storage Software, LLC to further accelerate growth.

  • Clintara

    Nutter advised Clintara in the sale to strategic acquirer Bracket Global, LLC.

  • McCarthy Capital

    Nutter represented McCarthy Capital, a private equity investment firm, when it partnered with Bamboo Rose, a provider of the digital B2B Marketplace for retailers, to continue its expansion.

  • Netra, Inc.

    Nutter represented Netra, Inc., a leader in Visual Intelligence and Search, when it closed $1.85 million in Series Seed financing led by Launchpad Venture Group and NXT Ventures with participation from Zelkova Ventures, Mark Cuban, Berwind LLC, and other prominent angels.

  • Won acquittal after three-week securities fraud trial in federal court for general counsel of publicly traded software company

    Nutter won an acquittal after a three-week trial in federal court for the general counsel of a publicly-traded software company charged with securities fraud and false statements in the first prosecution arising out of the AOL/Time Warner merger.

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