David I. Schulman

David I. Schulman ^

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David I. Schulman's practice encompasses a wide array of corporate legal services, and includes representation of publicly and privately held businesses, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and lenders in all aspects of their commercial transactions.

David has wide-ranging experience in structuring and negotiating complex technology, eCommerce and telecommunications transactions, outsourcing transactions, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital financings, private equity investments, strategic alliances, and joint ventures. David also advises clients on general business law matters, including entity formation, corporate governance, capitalization issues, equity compensation strategies, employment matters, and customer and vendor contracts.

Concentrations

  • Technology and intellectual property licensing
  • Outsourcing and international intellectual property transactions
  • Internet and e-commerce transactions
  • Intellectual property development and protection
  • Corporate governance
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Commercial transactions, including domestic and international strategic alliances
  • Professional service transactions, including consulting and development
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Capabilities

Experience

  • Represented Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE: ICE), the leading global network of exchanges and clearing houses (including the NYSE), in connection with its acquisition of SuperDerivatives, a technology company with its primary operations in Israel, for $350 million.
  • Represented a video game company, specializing in the development and distribution of mass multi-player online games, in the sale of a 30% interest in the business to Tencent Corporation, a leading Chinese Internet and video game company. The representation included corporate issues, complex international intellectual property transfer and video game publishing matters.
  • Represented Servigistics, Inc. in its sale to Marlin Equity Partners.
  • Led the divestiture of BlueCube Software from Radiant Systems (NASDAQ: RADS) in a management buy-out split-off.
  • Represented an enterprise software company in negotiating a "white label" Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Agreement with Salesforce.com. The transaction is projected to yield the company $200 million in revenue during the initial 5-year term of the agreement.
  • Represented multiple video game developers and video game-related device manufactures. The representation included the drafting and negotiation of publishing agreements, eSports agreements, engine licenses, sponsorship agreements, manufacturing agreements, privacy policies and terms of use, end-user licenses, and various other agreements related to commercializing video games and related hardware.
  • Represented technology companies in the development, licensing, sale and implementation of software, hardware, cloud services and professional services in both domestic and international transactions with (sample list): TOTAL S.A., Shell Oil, ExxonMobil, Mercedes-Benz, Coca-Cola, Blockbuster, Albertson's, JC Penney Company, Luxottica, Tiffany & Company, Marriott International, Ahold, McDonald's, Dunkin' Brands, HMSHost Corporation, Sears. Roebuck and Co., Alltel Corporation.
  • Represented RedPrairie Corporation in forming a joint venture, in which the client financed the joint venture and contributed management, services and sales support. The joint venture partner contributed management and intellectual property.
  • Represented multiple companies in drafting and negotiating business process outsourcing transactions.
  • Negotiated settlements and workouts related to failed technology implementations and contract disputes and act as a technical advisor on various technology-related lawsuits.
  • Represented multiple technology companies in establishing SaaS programs and draft related agreements.
  • Represented technology companies in the establishment of a domestic and international reseller networks.
  • Represented Bram Industries Group, Ltd. in establishing their US manufacturing operations. The representation included negotiating their lease, tax incentives from the Savannah Economic Development Authority, and various commercial agreements with vendors.
  • Represented Israeli Olympic Committee in its 1996 Olympic Games sponsorship agreements with McDonald's and Speedo.

General Counsel & Secretary, BlueCube Software, formerly a division of Radiant Systems; General Counsel & Secretary, Radiant Systems (NASDAQ:RADS), 2000-2005

  • General Counsel of point-of-sale and enterprise software companies
  • Member of executive team and primary corporate officer responsible for managing all aspects of the companies' legal affairs
  • Active in strategic decisions pertaining to client management, mergers and acquisitions, competitive and sales strategy, alliances and reseller relationships

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Technology Law, 2017-2018
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Georgia Super Lawyers, 2010-2012 and 2014-2017
    • "Top 100 Lawyers in Georgia," 2015-2017
  • Listed, Georgia Trend magazine, "Legal Elite," 2006, 2009, 2011-2013 and 2015-2016
  • Team Member, Corporate Board Member magazine and FTI Consulting Inc., one of "America’s Best Corporate Law Firms," 13th Annual Legal Industry Study, 2013
  • Listed, Chambers Global, Corporate M&A, 2013
  • Rated, AV Preeminent® 5.0 out of 5

AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell DistinguishedSM and Martindale-Hubbell NotableSM are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell® certification procedures, standards and policies.

  • Associate, The Milken Institute
  • Board of Directors, American Israel Chamber of Commerce
  • Board of Trustees, Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta
  • Charter Member, The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE)
  • East Lake Partner, The East Lake Foundation
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, State Bar of Georgia
  • Member, Technology Association of Georgia

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., Emory University School of Law, 1994
    • Professional Articles Editor, Emory International Law Review
  • B.A., Political Science, cum laude, University of Arizona, 1990
    • The Honors College
Admissions
  • Georgia
^ Attorneys in the Tel Aviv office do not practice Israeli law.
Languages
  • Hebrew, Fluent