Ruberto, Israel & Weiner's Technology Business Group understands the unique concerns and challenges of the software business. We are extremely knowledgeable on a diverse range of software development and distribution issues, and speak the language of our software business clients.

We have worked with software companies at various stages of development, from startups and emerging growth companies to established corporate players and publicly-traded companies. We also represent the entities that invest in them. Our software clients include regional, national, and international companies developing security software, financial software, embedded systems, Internet software, and vertical market applications.


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We have assisted our software clients on a wide range of matters both locally and abroad, advising on and executing complex transactions, such as:

  • Licensing and technology transfers
  • Customer, reseller, VAR, and OEM agreements
  • Development agreements
  • Technology acquisitions and transfers
  • Venture capital and private equity funding
  • Outsourcing agreements
  • Internet and mobile distribution deals
  • Patent, copyright, and trademark licensing
  • Open source licensing
  • International distribution arrangements
  • Strategic alliances and joint ventures
  • Multimedia, entertainment, and game deals
  • Content acquisition and licensing

The scope of all our firm's practices ─ which includes banking and finance, mergers and acquisitions, securities, litigation, corporate business and intellectual property ─ allows our software team to offer clients a comprehensive and sophisticated suite of legal services. Software companies can rely on us for all legal matters, from addressing regulatory compliance to protecting and enforcing intellectual property rights to executing an Initial Public Offering. We also provide counsel on the legal aspects of business activities such as distribution and branding.

Our software practice offers services in the following areas:

  • Corporate business
  • Industry and securities compliance
  • Employment law
  • Financial services
  • Intellectual property
  • Litigation
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Real estate
  • Taxation