Andrew L. Share

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.

What do you focus on?

Mergers & Acquisitions

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.

IP & Technology Transactions

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. I have considerable experience in software- and technology- based transactions not only for the procurement and licensing of cloud-based services and other software offerings, but also with the privacy, data security, and associated issues that impact those products and how they are integrated into a user’s business.

Strategic Sourcing & Supply Chain

I regularly counsel clients (from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies) on their supply chain and purchasing operations across industries, including manufacturing, health care, food and beverage, and financial services. This counseling goes beyond simply supporting supply chain projects, to include the establishment of corporate policies, development of form agreements and documentation, and training of both legal and non-legal roles.

What do you see on the horizon?

Technology touches almost every aspect of business and the value of that technology and the data that it creates, as well as the importance of protecting it, are of paramount concern on either side of a transaction. Now, with the continuing evolution of blockchain, people have the ability to greatly disrupt (for the better) the manner in which to maximize their rights while, at the same time, creating a more efficient way to transact business directly with their customers and end users. We continue to help clients develop and cultivate ways to maximize their use and reliance on technology (whether their own or licensed from a third-party) but also to minimize the associated risks and pitfalls. As technology is forever evolving, so are the ways we help our clients adapt.


  • Moderator, “To mediate or arbitrate: Are you sure?” Nixon Peabody Virtual CLE Week, March 2021
  • Panelist, “Greasing the Wheels: Negotiating and Overcoming Deal Friction in Tech Contracts,” Association of Corporate Counsel Annual Meeting, October 2019
  • Panelist, “Can People, Planet & Profit Coexist? Forced Labor & Global Supply Chains,” University of New Hampshire Center for Social Innovation and Enterprise, Durham, NH, February 2019
  • Moderator, “Private Equity Investing Outlook: What is next for the Consumer Products & Services Industry,” Nixon Peabody Hot Topics in the Middle Market, May 2017
  • Moderator, “Private Equity and M&A Outlook: Trends & Opportunities,” Nixon Peabody Hot Topics in the Middle Market, January 2017
  • Moderator, “Private Equity and M&A Outlook: Trends & Opportunities”, Nixon Peabody Hot Topics in the Middle Market, December 2016
  • Moderator, “Private Equity and M&A Outlook: Trends & Opportunities,” Nixon Peabody Hot Topics in the Middle Market, January 2016
  • Moderator, “Private Equity Investing Outlook: What is Next for the Logistics Industry,” Nixon Peabody Hot Topics in the Middle Market, June 2015
  • Moderator, “Private Equity Investing Outlook: What is Next for the Food & Beverage Industry,” Nixon Peabody Hot Topics in the Middle Market, April 2015


  • “COVID-19 is Changing Tech Contracting, Sort of, But Not Really,” Supply & Demand Chain Executive, July 2020
  • “Top 10 Social Media Issues for Businesses,” New Hampshire Business Review, May 2017
  • “In all Seriousness…Contracts are Unintentionally Funny & Oddly Bizarre,” The Deal, March 2016
  • “SSAE 16 replaces SAS 70 as the new service auditor standard,” New Hampshire Business Review, November 2011
  • “Seven Cautions to Consider While Courting the Cloud,” BNA: Privacy & Security Law Report, September 2011
  • “Health-care M&A off to a strong start in 2011,” New Hampshire Business Review, July 2011
  • “Check Your Cloud Computing Contracts,” Law 360, April 2011
  • "Preserving Client-Attorney Confidences," Investment Dealers’ Digest, April 2011
  • “The essentials to protecting corporate IP,” NH Business Review, November 2010
  • “Restrictions on the beneficial use of software,” Law 360, November 2010

COVID-19 is Changing Tech Contracting, Sort of, But Not Really

Supply & Demand Chain Executive | July 14, 2020

Manchester office managing partner Andrew Share, of the Corporate practice group, contributed this article on tech contracting in the coronavirus era, explaining why now is as good a time as any for businesses to review their contracting procedures.


Andrew L. Share

Office Managing Partner, Manchester


Phone: 617-345-6085


Phone: 603-628-4053

Fax: 866-690-3318

University of Maine School of Law, J.D., cum laude

Brandeis University, B.A.

New Hampshire


U.S. District Court, District of New Hampshire

Andrew has been recognized for exceptional standing in the legal community in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2021 for Corporate/Commercial (New Hampshire). He was also previously recognized by Chambers. In 2012 Andrew was recognized as a “New England Rising Star” in Business & Corporate law based on a peer-review survey by Thomson Reuters.

Andew was recommended in The Legal 500 United States 2021 editorial for M&A/corporate and commercial > M&A: middle-market (sub-$500m).

Andrew is a member of the American, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts bar associations.

Andrew serves as board advisor for Victoria's Victory Foundation and Connor's Climb Foundation. He 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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