Jonathan Lass Quoted in “Austin Business Journal” Article Regarding His Tech Transaction Presentation

May 14, 2015 | Attorney News

The article focused on Jonathan's upcoming presentation, "Complex Technology and Intellectual Property Transactions," at the University of Texas School of Law's 28th Annual Technology Law Conference on May 21-22, 2015. The session will analyze issues central to the success or failure of a technology transaction involving a continuing supply of goods or services, and review some often-overlooked issues such as client considerations, economics of the deal, vendor incentives, performance criteria, use of milestones, trade-offs, termination, transition provisions, and technological separation, as well as the risks involved with termination. "The impact of not reviewing the areas of technology projects up front could cost the customer the ability to complete a successful transaction," Jonathan said. Jonathan believes that "when representing the customer on a tech deal, having a complete view of the transaction, understanding your client’s business and goals, understanding the impact of the deal on you client's business, creating deliverables and performance criteria to meet those goals, including incentives for successful performance, developing a comprehensive governance plan, and negotiating an effective transition plan are the key ingredients to setting up your client for success!" Jonathan represents clients on corporate, technology and intellectual property transactions and complex projects. These transactions range from mergers and acquisitions to software licensing to outsourcing deals to data security issues. With both general counsel and law firm experience, Jonathan pursues a practical and problem solving approach to effectively achieving his client’s goals. Jonathan is a frequent speaker and author of technology law related topics such as e-discovery, data security, cybersecurity, technology transfer, and intellectual property. Jonathan recently authored a chapter titled "Computer Usage Policies, Records Management, and Information Governance," in the Essentials of E-Discovery, which was published by the State Bar of Texas in 2014. Jonathan was named a "Rising Star Lawyer in Texas" for 2010, 2011, and 2012 as published by Texas Monthly. Jonathan is a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation and serves on the Board of the Austin Symphony Orchestra.

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Jonathan E. Lass
Partner, Austin