The Technology, Software, and Startups attorneys at Payne & Fears provide 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 businesses. 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, software, and startup attorneys routinely counsel 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
  • ServiceNow
  • SocialChorus
  • Telesign Corp
  • Toshiba