David Schulman's practice encompasses a wide array of corporate legal services, and includes representation of publicly and privately held businesses, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and lenders in all aspects of their commercial transactions.
David has wide-ranging experience in structuring and negotiating complex technology, e-commerce and telecommunications transactions, outsourcing transactions, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital financings, private equity investments, strategic alliances, and joint ventures. David also advises clients on general business law matters, including entity formation, corporate governance, capitalization issues, equity compensation strategies, employment matters, and customer and vendor contracts.
Areas of Concentration
· Technology and intellectual property licensing
· Outsourcing and international intellectual property transactions
· Internet and e-commerce transactions
· Intellectual property development and protection
· Corporate governance
· Mergers and acquisitions
· Commercial transactions, including domestic and international strategic alliances
· Professional service transactions, including consulting and development
Professional & Community Involvement
· Associate, The Milken Institute
· Board of Directors, American Israel Chamber of Commerce
· Board of Trustees, Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta
· Charter Member, The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE)
· East Lake Partner, The East Lake Foundation
· Member, American Bar Association
· Member, State Bar of Georgia
· Member, Technology Association of Georgia
Awards & Recognition
· Team Member, Corporate Board Member magazine and FTI Consulting Inc., one of "America's Best Corporate Law Firms," 13th Annual Legal Industry Study, 2013
· Listed, Chambers Global, Corporate M&A, 2013
· Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Georgia Super Lawyers, 2010-2012
· Listed, Georgia Trend magazine, "Legal Elite," 2006, 2009 and 2011-2012
· Rated, AV Preeminent® 5.0 out of 5
· Represented a video game company, specializing in the development and distribution of mass multi-player online games, in the sale of a 10% interest in the business to a leading Chinese Internet company. The representation included corporate issues, complex international intellectual property transfer and video game publishing matters.
· Represented Servigistics, Inc. in its sale to a private equity fund.
· Led the divestiture of BlueCube Software from Radiant Systems in a management buy-out split-off.
· Represented RedPrairie Corporation in forming a joint venture, in which the client is financing the joint venture and contributing management, services and sales support. The joint venture partner is contributing management and intellectual property.
· Represented multiple companies in drafting and negotiating business process outsourcing transactions.
· Represented a telecommunications company in an asset sale.
· Represented Church's Chicken in the acquisition of hardware and software systems for the management of restaurant operations.
· Represented multiple technology companies in establishing SaaS programs and draft related agreements.
· Represented Client Server Labs, a U.S. target, in its merger with Tescom, an Israeli software testing and services company.
· Represented companies in the establishment of international corporate infrastructure, including international subsidiaries and transfer pricing arrangements.
· Represented companies in the implementation of infrastructure for managing and protecting intellectual property (patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets) in the U.S. and abroad.
· Represented technology companies in the development, licensing and implementation of technology, hosting services and professional services in international transactions with (sample list):
- TOTAL S.A.
- Shell Oil
- ExxonMobil Asia
- ConocoPhillips Europe
- 7-Eleven Australia
· Represented technology companies in the development, licensing and implementation of technology, hosting services and professional services in domestic U.S. transactions with (sample list):
- JC Penney Company
- Tiffany & Company
- Marriott International
- Dunkin' Brands
- HMSHost Corporation
- Sears Roebuck and Company
- Alltel Corporation
· Negotiated settlements and workouts related to technology contract disputes and act as a technical advisor on various technology-related lawsuits.
· Represented technology companies in the establishment of a domestic and international reseller networks.
· Represented a U.S. company in a hardware development, procurement and reseller agreement with a foreign manufacturer.
· Represented companies in the acquisition and implementation of technology infrastructure, including IBM hosting collocation agreement, licensing agreements for various Microsoft products, PeopleSoft enterprise software agreement, Accenture implementation services agreement, Getronics outsourcing agreement.
· Represented the Israeli Olympic Committee in its 1996 Olympic Games sponsorship agreements with McDonald's and Speedo.
· Represented a software company in joint venture with a consulting firm to provide joint services.
· Represented a marketing and advertising company in its various client transactions.
· Represented senior corporate executives in negotiating compensation and employment agreements.
· General Counsel & Secretary, BlueCube Software, formerly a division of Radiant Systems; General Counsel & Secretary, Radiant Systems (NASDAQ:RADS), 2000-2005
- General Counsel of point-of-sale and enterprise software companies.
- Member of executive team and primary corporate officer responsible for managing all aspects of the companies' legal affairs.
- Active in strategic decisions pertaining to client management, mergers and acquisitions, competitive and sales strategy, alliances and reseller relationships.
Publications & Presentations
Articles, Lectures & Publications
· Featured, "Mountain Climber David Schulman Enjoys Peak Experiences," Daily Report, January 25, 2013
· Featured, "David Schulman Links Israeli Companies," The Atlanta Jewish Times, December 30, 2011
· Co-Author, "Israel on Our Mind, Israeli Businesses Have Reasons to Thrive in Entrepreneurial Georgia," Atlanta Jewish Life Magazine, May/June 2006
· Quoted, "Helping Israeli Businesses Pays Off For Firm, Too," Fulton County Daily Report, June 16, 2006
· Author, "Research and Development Incentive Programs for Israeli High Tech Concerns," American Israel Chamber of Commerce Seminar: Israeli Companies Doing Business in the Southeast, August 27,1999
· Author, "Israel-PLO Accord: The First Step Toward Palestinian Self Determination," Emory International Law Review, Fall Issue,1993
· Moderator, "Differences Between American and Israeli Business Cultures," U.S. Jobs and Economy: The Israel Innovation Effect, American Israel Chamber of Commerce, Southeast Region, August 23, 2012
· Speaker, "Intellectual Property - How to Keep the Lock on Your Special Sauce," TiE Entrepreneurial Summit, Atlanta, GA, July 16-17, 2010