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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
  • Design and development projects, including joint development, proprietary and open source projects
  • Hardware procurement agreements
  • Inbound and outbound content licensing agreements
  • Joint marketing, promotional agreements and co-branded service offerings
  • Consulting, customization, implementation, training and other professional services
  • Privacy and data security

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, education, and communications clients ranging from startups and emerging companies to national and global corporations and institutions.

Evan's clients include: Amazon, Elavon, Microsoft, T-Mobile, and the University of Puget Sound.

Representative Experience

E-Commerce, Cloud Computing, and Technology
  • Served as primary outside transactional counsel for licensing of global technology company’s digital rights management software product
  • Represented e-commerce client in the negotiation of a strategic procurement agreement for business intelligence and financial performance management software
  • Negotiated marketing agreements in connection with launch of global technology company’s internet browser product
  • Structured and negotiated software license and hardware purchase agreement for puppeteering technology
  • Negotiated data analytics cloud services agreement for wireless carrier client
  • Negotiated music application API license in connection with a video-sharing website
  • Developed model agreements for client’s court information search web application and retrieval services

FinTech and Financial Services
  • Negotiated merchant acquiring relationship with a major hotel chain on behalf of payment processor client
  • Prepared and negotiated tokenization and encryption services agreement on behalf of financial institution client
  • Negotiated purchase agreements for point-of-sale terminals for financial institution client
  • Structured and negotiated e-commerce payment solution reseller agreements on behalf of payment processor client
  • Represented merchant acquirer in connection with strategic transaction for the license of a SaaS payment solution
  • Negotiated numerous co-branded and private label credit card program agreements for issuer clients

Supply Chain and Logistics
  • Represented e-commerce company in the purchase of camera technology for use in fulfillment centers
  • Negotiated carrier tracking software agreements for e-commerce client
  • Represented robotics client with negotiation of contract manufacturing and component purchase agreements
  • Developed and negotiated fulfillment services agreement for the distribution of videos for motion picture studio client
  • Represented wireless carrier in negotiation of logistics, repair, and refurbishment agreements

Education Technology
  • Negotiated services agreement for the preparation of student admission materials
  • Structured and negotiated server colocation agreement to provide data center capabilities in the event of a natural disaster
  • Developed ownership and use policy for intellectual property created by university students, staff, and faculty
  • Prepared recording permission form for speakers at university-sponsored conferences and performance/speaker agreement for visiting lecturers and performers
  • Negotiated master services agreement for fundraising and enrollment management software and services
  • Worked on vehicle car lease agreement for student and faculty use in Botswana in connection with elephant research program
  • Developed photo permission policy and forms for use with students, staff, and faculty

Professional & Community Activities

  • Board Member, Center for Children and Youth Justice, 2014-present
  • Chair, Norm Maleng Advocate for Youth Award Breakfast, Center for Children and Youth Justice, 2016
  • Co-chair, Community of Caring Luncheon, Jewish Family Service, 2016
  • Leadership Tomorrow, Class of 2012

Professional Recognition

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