Andrew Share is the managing partner of Nixon Peabody’s Manchester, New Hampshire, office. Andrew has extensive technology transactions experience, counseling companies with respect to a wide range of intellectual property and technology–related matters, including software, content and data licensing, SaaS, software development and implementation, reseller arrangements, business process outsourcing, data privacy, and IT security concerns. Additionally, Andrew regularly counsels clients in the commercialization and leveraging of their intellectual property assets, and is experienced in drafting and negotiating related agreements involving the creation, acquisition, or sale of rights to intellectual property.
Andrew’s practice also covers other aspects of corporate and commercial law, including M&A, corporate formations, strategic alliances and joint ventures, distribution and commercialization arrangements, contract manufacturing, supply chain and procurement, and general business counseling.
Prior to Nixon Peabody, Andrew was in-house counsel to Tyco International for a number of years, counseling Tyco’s corporate, plastics and adhesives, and flow control business units, as well as serving as Tyco’s lead counsel for its global IT and strategic procurement groups.
I have represented a wide range of companies—from startups to publically traded and Fortune globally ranked companies—through a variety of mergers, acquisitions, sales and restructurings. Navigating the M&A process for any company, big or small, can be a drain on a client’s time and resources. My approach has been to manage all aspects of the process (up to a client’s comfort level), freeing the client to attend to its other matters such as the day-to-day operations of its own business.
I regularly counsel companies and individuals in the commercialization and leveraging of their intellectual property rights and am experienced in drafting and negotiating research and development agreements, licensing agreements (from both the licensors’ and licensees’ perspective), co-development and other agreements involving the creation, acquisition, licensing or sale of intellectual property rights.
Technology touches almost every aspect of business and the value of the data and IP generated by a business is often not fully realized. I am thinking of new ways to help our clients maximize their own technology while minimizing the risks associated with third-party rights.
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Manchester office managing partner Andrew Share authored this column about ten issues businesses should consider regarding employee and company use of social media.
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University of Maine School of Law, J.D., cum laude
Brandeis University, B.A.
U.S. District Court, District of New Hampshire
Andrew has been named a Recognized Practitioner in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2017 for Corporate/Commercial (New Hampshire). In 2012 Andrew was recognized as a “New England Rising Star” in Business & Corporate law based on a peer-review survey by Thomson Reuters.
Andrew is a member of the American, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts bar associations.
Andrew is a graduate of the 2010 Class of Leadership Seacoast (NH), a program providing existing and future community leaders the opportunity to engage with the people and organizations that shape the New Hampshire Seacoast's economic and social qualities.
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