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Jeff Carson

Jeff Carson

General Counsel/Corporate/Contracts/Technology/Start-Up Services

Louisville
Colorado
Licensed in
CO, OR
University of
Oregon
School of Law

"If you need a compassionate attorney who will look out for your needs, Jeff is the man! "

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About
Jeff is an experienced and versatile attorney with a broad background as General Counsel/Corporate Counsel and Outside General Counsel for small to medium sized companies, handling and advising on contracts and transactions, IP and licensing, HR, governance, compliance and risk management, M&A, and other legal issues faced by companies on a daily basis.

In addition, Jeff has extensive litigation experience working as a lawyer in private practice, in-house and with the Colorado Court of Appeals.

Jeff has an engineering degree from the University of Colorado and a law degree from the University of Oregon.

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"Jeff was very helpful in regards to understanding employment law and keeping me informed about my rights."

Review Employment Agreement
Posted on Jun 26, 2017
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"Jeff handled a mess from a previous leader and got it all put back together correctly."

Draft Operating Agreement & Bylaws, Update Cap Table
Posted on Nov 15, 2016
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"Jeff is a pleasure to work with! He was quick and responsive to our needs and took the time to explain everything. He worked to customize our document to exactly how we needed it. "

Equity Compensation Services
Posted on Nov 15, 2016
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"Jeff really understood our current needs as a start-up business and gave great advice. Unlike other attorneys I talked to, he didn't pressure us to go through unneeded steps and paperwork to accomplish our goals. He was extremely fast and responsive, and I'm looking forward to working with him in the future. "

Consult on Converting LLC
Posted on Nov 7, 2016
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"Jeff was readily available helpful to me, as a newbie entrepreneur, in creating an LLC. Definitely recommend. "

LLCs Services
Posted on Oct 12, 2016
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"Jeff is very knowledgeable and very responsive to our needs. we are small business so its nice to know that even though we are small Jeff gives us the attention we need, when we need it."

Draft Agreements
Posted on Oct 3, 2016

Work History

SharpShooter Imaging

General Counsel

Jan 2014 - Present

In-house and outside General Counsel for 1500 employee international souvenir photography, imaging services and technology business.

Handle and manage corporate legal matters including contracts and transactions, HR and employment law, IP protection, litigation, compliance, and risk management.

Jan 2014 - Present

OGC Services LLC

Attorney - Outside General Counsel Services

May 2012 - Present

Attorney providing Outside General Counsel services to small and medium sized companies helping them start-up and grow their business.

Work has included assistance relating to customer and vendor contracts, services agreements and other commercial transactions, software licensing, company formation, IP protection including trademark work, corporate governance, labor and employment law, litigation and other general corporate and legal matters.

Representative work includes:

• Handling of contracts and transactions, HR and employment law, IP protection, compliance and risk management matters for leading international photography services company

• Creating and revising LLC formation and operating agreement documents, drafting website terms of use and privacy policy, drafting vendor services agreement and performing trademark work for start-up music and nightlife social media company

• Drafting joint venture agreement for media/marketing company

• Drafting a customer software license and services agreement, providing RFP response assistance, and providing advice re obtaining venture capital, for healthcare data management and analytics company

• Performing work on company formation documents and investor/partner agreements for international digital movie animation company

• Drafting standard contract terms and conditions for start-up web-design company

• Drafting international vendor agreements and performed IP/trademark work for leading online watch retailer/manufacturer

• Providing trademark assistance for start-up real estate software company

May 2012 - Present

PartMiner WorldWide Inc.

Senior Vice President, General Counsel, HR and Corporate Secretary

Jun 2006 - May 2012

SVP General Counsel, Corporate Secretary, for private equity backed international (North America, Europe, Asia), electronic component, software, data, and procurement services company, handling all day to day legal matters in addition to being VP of HR and head of Worldwide procurement department. PartMiner’s main business was sold in 2012 to IHS Inc.

Core Competencies and Responsibilities in the job included:

• Contracts and transactions - customer, vendor, supplier, licensing, services, SaaS
• International labor and employment, policies and procedures
• Corporate governance, Board of Director, shareholder and stock matters
• Intellectual property protection
• Mergers and acquisitions, strategic partnerships and joint ventures (successfully led and managed M&A process and sale of assets to IHS Inc.)
• Managing and handling company litigation and dispute resolution matters
• Insurance, risk management and compliance (including developing and implementing export control, FCPA, ethics and other policies and programs)
• Developing vendor selection/quality control product
• Product development

“Jeff is an experienced business person who has worked on all the worldwide legal issues for PartMiner; his contribution to the success of our company is not only based on his legal knowledge but, perhaps as importantly, on his business and people skills. … Jeff is a high integrity, high energy person; his dedication and desire to complete tasks at a high level is built into his DNA. He is a structured thinker and is able to raise and resolve his own issues. From the legal perspective Jeff has demonstrated the ability not only to solve problems himself but also to partner effectively with outside counsel (including international partners) where needed. … I would recommend Jeff for a legal role but also for senior management positions that require leadership to solve issues that are challenging, complex and international in character.” David Churchill, CEO, PartMiner.

Jun 2006 - May 2012

TeleTech Holdings

Assistant General Counsel | IP Attorney

Jul 2004 - Jun 2006

One aspect of my job was acting as chief counsel for TeleTech’s software/technology/services start-up businesses/subsidiaries, including TeleTech OnDemand (hosted contact center software, services, SaaS business) and InCulture (hosted translation services).

In this role, I was involved in the new businesses from the bottom up, including product and services development, acquiring IP necessary to deliver the products and services, developing customer license and services agreements, developing and negotiating alliance agreements and protecting the business intellectual property.

In addition, I was the IP attorney for the parent organization involved in all worldwide IP matters, including trademarks, patents, copyrights, and trade secrets. I helped develop the company’s first patent program, and greatly expanded and implement TeleTech’s worldwide trademark program.

I also was the chief counsel for the strategic sourcing/procurement department, drafting and negotiating all key vendor agreements, revising all standard agreements, and assisting the department in implementing new legal review and contracting process to better protect the company.

Core Competencies and Responsibilities included: new business formation; contracts and transactions (customer, vendor, licensing, SaaS); strategic alliance, joint venture and partnering agreements; intellectual property (trademark, patent, copyright, trade secret) protection; public company compliance; marketing support; product development.

Jul 2004 - Jun 2006

Tanning Technology Corporation

General Counsel and Secretary | Corporate Counsel

Apr 2001 - Jun 2003

General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Corporate Counsel for publicly-traded (NASDAQ:TANN) international IT services/software company (founded by Larry Tanning), handling all day to day legal affairs and corporate governance. The company eventually went private and was sold in 2003 to Platinum Equity.

Initially started out as Corporate Counsel handling all contracts and transactions (customer, vendor, licensing, services, SOW, alliance and joint venture agreements, etc.). In addition, assisted HR with policies, procedures, and agreements, involved with risk management and insurance matters, and developed IP protection (trademark and patent) program.

Eventually became General Counsel and Corporate Secretary responsible for and handling Board of Directors, shareholder, stock and other compliance matters.

Managed legal and due diligence relating to the company M&A process.

Core Competencies and Responsibilities included: contracts and transactions (customer, vendor, software licensing, SOWs); strategic alliance, joint venture and partnering agreements; intellectual property (trademark, patent, copyright, trade secret) protection; public company governance, reporting compliance; securities matters; HR, labor and employment matters; risk management and insurance.

Apr 2001 - Jun 2003

Rational Software Corporation, MediaOne Group, Lane Powell, Montgomery Green, Colo. Ct. of Appeals

Corporate Counsel, Business and Litigation Attorney, Judicial Law Clerk

Sep 1987 - Apr 2001

Rational Software Corporation (an $800M international software company, now a division of IBM) -- Provided contracting and legal advice to worldwide sales, support and business development operations as Contracts Attorney/Negotiator.

MediaOne Group (a $2.8B cable/telecommunications/Internet company purchased by AT&T in 1999) -- Lead attorney on team handling Y2K matters, contracts and administrative process.

Montgomery, Green, Jarvis, Kolodny & Markusson and successor -- Litigation attorney handling complex legal analysis and litigation caseload on insurance coverage, breach of contract, negligence, collection, product liability, and other matters.

Lane Powell Spears Lubersky -- Attorney in the corporate law department of leading large Northwest law firm handling general corporate, ERISA and employee benefit plan matters.

Colorado Court of Appeals -- Judicial Law Clerk for Judge Jose D.L. Marquez

Sep 1987 - Apr 2001
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