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Evan M. Shapiro

Evan Shapiro focuses his practice in the areas of commercial and technology transactions, including:
  • Software licensing and support service offerings, including traditional licensing, software as a service (SaaS) and cloud computing
  • Strategic vendor distribution, supply and manufacturing agreements
  • Inbound and outbound content licensing agreements
  • Social networking, digital media, user-generated content, website privacy policies and terms of use
  • Joint marketing, promotional agreements and co-branded service offerings
  • Private-label consumer and commercial credit agreements
  • Design and development projects, including joint development, proprietary and open source projects
  • Consulting, customization, implementation, training and other professional services

Evan has extensive experience in establishing standard business offerings and structuring and negotiating complex IP licenses and commercial agreements for technology, media, entertainment, financial services and communications clients ranging from startups and emerging companies to national and global corporations.

Evan's clients include: Amazon, GE Money Bank, Microsoft, Microsoft Finance Corp., and T-Mobile.

Selected Experience
  • Served as primary outside transactional counsel for licensing of global technology company’s digital rights management software product
  • Negotiated marketing agreements in connection with launch of global technology company’s Internet browser product
  • Developed model agreements for spend management solution provider
  • Negotiated music application API license in connection with a video-sharing website
  • Assisted in the development and standardization of agreements for consulting services to OEMs
  • Represented finance company in connection with creation of a co-branded credit card program with national retailer
  • Developed model agreements for client’s court information search web application and retrieval services

Professional Recognition

  • Selected to "Washington Rising Stars" in Business/Corporate and Intellectual Property Law, Thomson Reuters, 2010-2014
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