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Nutter Represents REAL Software Systems in Its Acquisition by Rightsline

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Nutter served as legal counsel to REAL Software Systems in connection with its acquisition by Rightsline, the leading rights and finance management platform for the media and entertainment industry. The legal team was led by Michael Kushnir in the Corporate and Transactions Department and included Portia Keady and Mary Moran on corporate matters; Michael Mooney on tax matters; Tracy Vitols on employment and benefit matters; Pat Concannon on IP matters; and Seth Berman on privacy matters.

Since its founding in 1993, REAL Software Systems has grown to become a leading provider of IP Commerce software globally, with its Alliant platform managing more than $12 billion in royalties annually across multiple industries. Today, its flagship platform—Alliant—automates the contractual rights, royalties accounting, revenue sharing, and profit sharing of more than 70 notable companies with a wide range of underlying IP.

The integration of Rightsline’s and REAL’s systems will provide expanded capabilities for their existing customers, including BBC Studios, AMC, and the Public Broadcasting Service. Seamless data exchange and complementary feature build-outs will provide operational efficiencies to teams already using both Rightsline and Alliant, allowing them to replace time-consuming multi-system workflows with higher value strategic activities. Read more about the transaction.

Nutter’s Corporate and Transactions Department represents domestic and international corporations, publicly traded and privately-held companies, private equity firms, nonprofit institutions, and family-owned businesses in a wide variety of domestic and cross-border transactions. The firm’s attorneys advise on significant transactions in every major industry sector, including manufacturing, high technology, life sciences, banking, professional services, real estate, energy, medical devices, and health care. Nutter’s corporate law practice handles the full range of M&A and private equity transactions, including representing buyers and sellers in auctions and bid processes, mergers, asset sales, stock purchases, leveraged buyouts, roll-ups, joint ventures, PIPEs, going private transactions, exchanges of securities, friendly and hostile tender offers, and proxy contests.

About Nutter
Nutter is a Boston-based law firm that provides legal counsel to industry-leading companies, early stage entrepreneurs, institutions, foundations, and families, across the country and around the world. The firm’s business and finance, intellectual property, litigation, real estate and land use, labor and employment, tax, and trusts and estates practices are national in scope. The firm was co-founded in 1879 by former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis, before his appointment to the Court. For more information, please visit and follow the firm on LinkedIn.

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