Educational institutions and nonprofit organizations face many of the same business and legal challenges that other corporate entities do, 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 nonprofit organizations are very different from other corporations in terms of culture, mission, priorities, and structure.
By definition, educational institutions are incubators of creativity, innovation, and discovery. Haug Partners’ attorneys work closely with our academic clients to ensure that their intellectual property rights are properly enumerated and protected. Handling a 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 implement a fully-integrated, multidisciplinary 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 nonprofit 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 the negotiation and drafting of contracts, licensing and intellectual property protection, research and venture agreements for the development of intellectual property, insurance issues, executive employment agreements, and staff policies and procedures.