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Technology Executives Business Counsel
The Law Firm of Mitchell I. Drasco is dedicated to supporting the technology business executive. The legal issues surrounding the executives for emerging technology are unique.
Since 1982, the law firm has represented startup companies as well as many of the Fortune 500.
Comprehensive technology firms need comprehensive legal representations. The best attorney for the emerging technology executive is someone with a management, technology and business background, someone who knows both the technology and the avalanche of demands shouldered by leaders charged with making tough decisions. The Law Firm of Mitchell I. Drasco provides it all.
There is virtually no instance where the law firm cannot add assurance to management's decisions.
Professional Profile Mitchell I. Drasco Attorney At Law
A counselor for management.
Skills include litigation management, corporate governance, strategic planning, commercial real estate, working capital financing, managing the corporate law department and outside counsel, mergers, acquisitions, asset purchases and divestitures, intellectual property protection, human resources, commercial and government contract drafting, negotiation, debt settlement, and HIPAA compliance. Prior to practicing law, senior management position with Computer Sciences Corporation and Hughes Aircraft Corporation. Education Western State University, Juris Doctor ABA Accredited Member of California Bar Since 1982 University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law Advance Studies California State Polytechnic University, BSME & BS Mathematics
Currently Outside general counsel for both public and private firms that provide technology based services and products, nationwide. _________________ History
Recently Legal Counselor for - Small Business Development Center - North San Diego County - Private company that develops software that "listens" to the written word. - Private Medical Group launching patient centered wellness clinics. - In house counsel for NASDAQ software firm that provided hospital operation control - In house counsel for two California Hospital Districts
Recent Past In house or special counsel for companies, private and public hospitals, county and city governments on a wide range of business issues involving computer technology and labor matters.
Thoroughly familiar with wireless technology, computer software development, internet based business, telecommunications, global satellite operations, space based traveling wave tube technology, proprietary circuit manufacturing, automobile electric battery R&D, solar cell growth and manufacturing and related intellectual property issues. As special counsel for a California County Board of Supervisors, over a period of two years, without the public noticing, salvaged a failing, multi-million dollar computer networking development project involving the courts, marshals, police, sheriff, libraries and other administrative offices.
As special counsel for another California County Board of Supervisors, created the legal netting to commercialize a governmentally developed computerized welfare eligibility system.
Directed startup business functions of a nation-wide computer professional services organization with gross revenue growth of 30% per year on a base of $12 million.
UCLA lecture series on the comparison of commercial and federal government contracting.
Associate Faculty Member - MiraCosts Community College
Author Monthly bulletin on contracting tips and techniques for paralegals handling federal government contracts. Contracts Administ rat ions Handbook, (1993), for Hughes Aircraft Company.
Co-authored two books on computer programming for INFONET's timesharing systems CSTS. One of the books has become the well know Visual Basic.
Transaction Profile (1995-2010)
Annually over 1000 Letters, Memos, Drafts and Briefs
Corporate Governance Corporate Counsel - NASDAQ Firms NYSE Delegation of Power to Officers by Board of Directors Executive Compensation & Bonuses for NYSE Corporations SEC Rule 144 Exemption Certification, Insider Trading Counsel Corporate Secretary - Board Minutes, By-law compliance, Director Liability Investor Formation – Commercial (C & S) & Non-Profit Articles of Incorporation, Corporate Name Changes, Restatements Outside Counsel Team Management
Human Resources Reduction-in-Force Strategy Development Harassment – Managing and Avoiding Sexual and General Claims Senior Executive Employment Agreements
Contracts Asset Acquisition & Merger Electronics, Computer Software and Services Firms Employment Contracts - Full Time, Part Time & On Call Staff Facility Management, Computer Operations Real Property Leases, Short Term & 99 Year Ground Leases Software Development, Operating System Development & Applications Development (Contract Types: Fixed Price, Time & Materials, Cost Plus, Incentive) Software Licenses, Distribution Agreement - Domestic and International Letters of Intent & Collaboration Agreements Custom Electronic Circuit Design - Manufacture & Production Joint Research - Battery Chemicals Joint Marketing, Joint Ventures, Teaming Agreements Mergers, Acquisitions, Asset Sales and Divestitures Federal Acquisition Regulation Air Force, Army, Navy, NASA and DOE TINA Training for Engineers and Professional Staff Defective Specification Claims Bid Protests & Award Reversals Foreign Military Sales ITAR and Department of Commerce Import / Exports
Dispute Resolutions Subcontractor Non-Performance (Vendor Lockout) Demand Favorable Indemnification Terms ($90 Billion risk) Force contract compliance of a British Aerospace firm Force contract compliance with Hospital Drug Management Software Firm
International Canada, China, Denmark, France, Great Britain, Israel and Mexico Foreign Corrupt Practices Act - Management Pitfalls Distribution of Electronic Parts and Chemicals Marketing Representative Agreements Letters of Credit
Confidentiality Issues Non Disclosure Agreements, General Marketing & Business Strategies Controlled Disclosures Sharing Trade Secrets with Competitors New Product Development Status Disclosure Controlling Key Employee Disclosures to 3rd Parties
Trusts Family Name Trusts to Secure Royalties for Future Generations Non-Revocable Asset Trusts between Competitors Revocable Living Family Trusts for Corporate Executives Renegade Trustee Removal