Information Technology & E-Commerce
E-commerce and the internet have created new ways in which businesses can relate to their customers, suppliers, partners and investors. The Internet's open architecture allows for new relationships, channels and ways of doing business among manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers, service providers and end-users. These relationships are beginning to challenge the traditional distribution structure that dominated 20th century commerce, sometimes with great success and sometimes with no success at all. Equally important, information developed by businesses engaged in e-commerce is becoming as important as the products being sold, and in many cases, information has actually become the product.
In recent years Goldberg Kohn has developed extensive capabilities in information technology law. The firm has negotiated outsourcing, licensing, distribution, confidentiality and ASP agreements, software development contracts, and a variety of computer services agreements on behalf of start-ups and traditional companies alike. Goldberg Kohn currently represents software developers and web-based companies in securities, tax, employment, executive compensation, regulatory and corporate matters. The firm also advises clients on a variety of electronic communication issues, including litigation, web site development and operation, intellectual property, and numerous data ownership and privacy issues.
Goldberg Kohn attorneys understand the structural changes that are possible in this new world of business relationships and the emerging legal issues governing them. They have watched the Internet bubble form, expand, burst and slowly reform, and have gained deep knowledge by working closely with both web-based and traditional companies that are deploying e-commerce and Internet strategies. The firm advises clients on a variety of electronic communication issues, web site development, intellectual property issues, advertising and promotions on the Internet, and numerous other data ownership, privacy and security issues.