Educational institutions and non-profit organizations face many of the same business and legal challenges as other corporate entities, and, like corporations, they need sophisticated full-service law firms with deep transactional, corporate and regulatory capabilities. Haug Partners recognizes that need and also understands that educational institutions and non-profit organizations are very different from other corporations in terms of culture, mission, priorities and structure. Both entities need legal counsel who understand that too.
By definition, educational institutions are incubators for creativity, innovation, and discovery. Haug Partners’ attorneys work closely with academic clients to ensure that their intellectual property rights are properly enumerated and protected. Handling the full range of issues, including litigation of intellectual property rights, patent prosecution and defense, trademark and copyright management, branding rights, licensing, and technology transfers, we take a multi-disciplinary team approach to provide cost-effective and comprehensive legal solutions.
Our attorneys are skilled at reviewing and recommending policies and procedures for the vast array of challenges faced by non-profit and other tax-exempt entities, including whistleblower issues, document retention and destruction, conflicts of interest and general board governance including fiduciary duties of directors and officers, governance documents, and indemnification policies and procedures. Our services to nonprofit and other tax-exempt organizations span a wide range of general business areas, including: negotiation and drafting of contracts; licensing and intellectual property protection such as trademark and copyright protection; research and venture agreements for development of intellectual property; insurance and indemnification issues; executive employment agreements; and staff policies and procedures.