David Pierce

Corporate & Business Law, Trademarks, Intellectual Property Licn
David Pierce, Corporate & Technology Attorney

DAVID PIERCE, ESQ.

CORPORATE & TECHNOLOGY SENIOR ASSOCIATE

DIRECT:

+1 404-537-3686 – ext. 811

SPECIALIZED AREAS:

SOFTWARE & INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (IP) LICENSING
GENERAL CORPORATE COUNSEL
SECURITIES & CAPITAL RAISING
MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS
TRADEMARKS

ABOUT DAVID:

David Pierce is a corporate attorney with unique insight into technology transactions. Prior to joining Founders Legal, David worked in communication technology arena for nearly a decade as a sales consultant. In this capacity, David has encountered the bureaucratic pitfalls that can cause deals to fall out. A problem-solver by nature, and a skilled negotiator, David leverages his years of contract experience to enable clients to achieve their objectives.
More recently, David obtained experience in managing and monetizing intellectual property at AT&T and Aptean.  As a former president of Georgia State University Intellectual Property Law Society, David has been long entrenched in the knowledge economy, and continues to serve the Atlanta IP community as the Chair of Intellectual Property Fundraising for both Georgia State and Georgia Tech.
In addition to his work in corporate governance and IP licensing, David is helping us grow our IT Security and Data Privacy practices.

David earned his undergraduate management degree from the University of Georgia, and his MBA and JD from Georgia State University.  David is a member of several professional organizations including, ISC2, CONEXX, JNA and GSU/GT IP Advisory Board.  In his free time, David enjoys time in the great outdoors with his wife, Emily, and baby boy, Brody.

EDUCATION:

Georgia State University  – College of Law – Juris Doctorate

Georgia State University – College of Business- MBA, International Business

University of Georgia – College of Business – BBA, Management

BAR ADMISSION:

State of Georgia

RECENT & NOTABLE PROJECTS:

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Software/SaaS Agreements:
Managed and facilitated contract review and negotiation process for enterprise sales team selling complex data-driven SaaS solutions.
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PARTNERSHIP CONTRACTS:
Drafted and negotiated technology partnership agreements for SaaS company; including, a Reseller Agreement, Referral Agreement, and API and Publicity Rights License Agreement.
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CORPORATE GOVERNANCE & CAPITAL RAISE:
Built investor-friendly corporate structure for SaaS company and successfully facilitated seed funding.
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TRADEMARKS & INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:
Prosecuted trademarks, negotiated trademark rights, and built corporate/licensing structure to protect and monetize a mobile app company’s intellectual property.
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PARTNERSHIP DISPUTES:
Negotiated the settlement of an equity/control/payment dispute between partners of blockchain-driven payment solution company.

CONTACT DAVID


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