Once upon a time only "technology companies" had to be concerned about the details of software development and licensing and the complexity of information technology. But in today's world, these issues affect virtually every business. Whether licensing critical software to help run your business, designing and developing your company's website, or outsourcing IT functions, properly structuring and memorializing these matters can make the difference between success and failure. Pierce Atwood represents companies of all types in connection with the development, licensing, outsourcing, and acquisition of software, software systems, and other information technology. We also advise our clients on privacy and data security matters and on issues that arise at the intersection of technology and the regulatory world.

Please contact Matt Stein for more information about our practices serving clients in the software and information technology industry.

Representative Experience

We secured a favorable resolution for technology corporation in a tax dispute with the Massachusetts Department of Revenue. The appeal was settled two weeks before trial, saving the client in excess of $30 million of assessed sales and use tax, interest, and penalties. The Department of Revenue’s assessment was a result of our client’s failure to document or demonstrate, during a multi-year audit, that tax had been paid or that the transactions at issue were tax exempt. Working with the client, we retrieved archived documentation, located in-house and third party witnesses, and leveraged strong relationships with department attorneys to achieve a successful outcome.

$30 Million Savings in Sales & Use Tax Dispute

Represented technology support provider in HSR filing related to its acquisition by multi-national computer and technology corporation.

HSR Filing in Acquisition of Technology Support Provider

We provide a full range of immigration and compliance-related support for WEX, including immigration and compliance support relating to corporate acquisitions, as well as immigration support for H-1B, TN, and employment-based green cards. WEX is a global provider of value-based business payment processing and information management solutions. Established in 1983 (formerly Wright Express Corporation), WEX has been publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange since February 16, 2005 (NYSE:WEX).

Immigration and Compliance Support WEX

We advised a major national insurer regarding the privacy law implications of its big data marketing initiatives.

Privacy Law Implications of Marketing with Big Data