Technology & Startups

The Technology and Startup Team at Payne & Fears is dedicated to providing technology and startup companies with counsel in the areas of employment law, trade secrets and employee mobility, commercial litigation and insurance coverage.  We are recognized as a go-to law firm with unique experience in partnering with emerging growth companies seeking strategic legal and business advisors who operate at the same fast pace as their business. Our decades of relevant experience, coupled with our entrepreneurial spirit and personalized service, sustain our long-term relationships with technology and startup companies.

Our Technology and Startup Team routinely counsels clients on the following legal issues:

  • Compliance with federal, state and municipal employment laws
  • Preparation of employment agreements, bonus and commission plans, employee handbooks, and confidentiality agreements
  • Employee recruitment, hiring, compensation leaves and return to work issues, layoffs, and terminations
  • Trade secret protection and unfair competition
  • Personnel matters relating to scaling, funding events, and exits
  • Intellectual property disputes
  • Independent contractor agreements
  • Vendor agreements
  • Commercial disputes
  • Policyholder-side insurance recovery and advice

Representative Technology Clients:

  • AVI Networks
  • Contoural
  • Houzz
  • Nexient
  • QuantumScape
  • ServiceNow
  • Sierra Circuits
  • SocialChorus
  • Telesign Corp
  • Toshiba
  • Wrike