As more and more industries take their operations online, digital and technological skills and assets are becoming increasingly critical to a company’s competitiveness and bottom line. From the build, rent or buy decision through the completion of an acquisition or sale, effective legal and strategic business counsel is essential; it can mean the difference between a growth-stimulating transaction and one saddled with intellectual property liabilities, operational and integration challenges, regulatory and litigation risks, and debt.
Our multidisciplinary approach and deep industry knowledge provide the business-friendly outcomes that our clients need.
Deal Making to Drive Growth
Manatt’s digital and technology transactions group provides integrated business consulting and legal counsel that helps clients navigate the complex and evolving digital landscape.
Our bicoastal team has extensive experience in creating personalized solutions and building partnerships that accelerate growth, promote innovation and enhance enterprise value. Across the country, we help design and execute transaction-based strategies including commercial arrangements, partnerships, joint ventures, investments and M&A for an A-list clientele.
We are passionate about digital transformation and ideally suited to position our clients for success in this space.
Who We Work With
Our clients interact with digital platforms and technology in a variety of ways and touch a number of industries, including entertainment, media, data and IT, gaming, electronics, healthcare, financial services and education.
We have helped Fortune 500 consumer electronics companies with IT strategy, facilitated deals that enable non-tech companies to optimize their business through digital partnerships, built partnerships for major gamers with top streaming platforms, and advised healthcare systems on their transition to a virtual world. Our team can serve all the digital and tech transactional needs for corporations large and small, individuals, brands, not-for-profit entities, and emerging companies.
- Assist large and emerging corporations with the identification, acquisition or sale of digital assets and solutions
- Assist vendors and consumers of technology with business transactions, including development, manufacturing and distribution to outsourcing, and strategic alliances
- Draft and negotiate business process and IT sourcing deals that facilitate digital transformation initiatives
- Assist clients with technology agreements, particularly with respect to systems implementation
Finance Transactions and New Ventures
- Assist with new venture structuring and formation and the facilitation of new business models
- Advise on sourcing and management of executive teams, boards and advisory boards
- Develop and execute business planning and growth strategy to engage customers in more virtual settings
- Drive strategic partner sourcing, structuring and deal making
- Provide investment, capital raising, and M&A legal and advisory services
- Assist buy-side and sell-side clients with licensing and distribution of IP, software and content on digital platforms
- Assist creators with agreements for production, distribution and monetization of digital content
- Assist brands with advertising and sponsorship deals, including agency, production and spokesperson deals
- Assist talent, influencers and their management teams with digital campaigns and content deals
- Advise clients on copyright and trademark usage and advertising compliance issues