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Jim Varghese

Jim Varghese

Tech Transaction Attorney

Houston
Texas
Licensed in
TX
South Texas College of Law

"Knowledgeable. Easy to work with."

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About
Outside General Counsel for several new startup and small companies with a particular emphasis in representing Clients in their technology, hardware, software, cloud (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS) data security, professional services and consulting transactions. In addition to transactional work Jim is the point of contact for his Clients on an array of business law projects including but not limited to entity formation, corporate governance and votes, employment & termination procedure, covenants not to compete and also mergers & acquisitions diligence. Jim is able to identify and implement process improvements for legal and business operations… read more alike. Jim is also a CIPP/US.
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out of 6 reviews
Clear Communication
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Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"Knowledgeable. Easy to work with."

SaaS Agreement Services
Posted on Jul 21, 2017
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"I had a stellar experience working with Jim on a licensing agreement dispute. He is knowledgeable, resourceful, strategic, proactive and a true professional. He did an excellent job listening to my case, understanding my paint points, presenting recommendations and keeping me in the loop throughout the entire process. I highly, highly recommend Jim and will continue to work with him in the future."

Assist with License Agreement Dispute
Posted on Jul 14, 2017
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"Our clients wanted to make some adjustments to the service agreement and we wanted to close the deal quickly. Jim helped us make the changes in one day! Fantastic response time. Our clients were happy and we got the contract signed. Will definitely hire Jim again. "

Review Service Agreement
Posted on Jun 20, 2017
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"Jim was great, he went above and beyond to ensure I was satisfied with the agreement. "

Draft Sales Agreements
Posted on Jun 9, 2017
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"Jim is an indispensable legal resource to those looking to close commercial transactions. Jim has a solid background in drafting and negotiating professional service contracts, software licenses (including cloud, SaaS, and hosted services agreements) and related out-bound agreements. Jim has excellent interpersonal skills has a strong team orientation and I was able to trust him to manage numerous projects simultaneously with minimal supervision. He is an effective corporate partner since he has a practical working knowledge of how a legal department interacts with sales and other departments. Sales and bid teams often and specifically asked for Jim to work on their projects because they wanted someone they could trust for their legal insight and risk analysis. Ali H. Corporate Attorney March 7, 2017, Ali managed Jim directly"

Hardware, Software, Cloud, Professional Service Agreement Negotiations
Posted on May 10, 2017
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"Jim, you did a first rate job, and we would not hesitate to use you again. Your attention to detail and responsiveness allowed us to meet our Disclosure Schedule deadline and make the merger happen on time. Again, thanks for your help."

M&A Diligence Project
Posted on May 10, 2017

Work History

The Law Office of Jim D. Varghese, PLLC

Principal

Jan 2017 - Present

Outside General Counsel for with particular emphasis in Technology and Cloud deals.

Jan 2017 - Present

Axiom Law (Client-British Telecommunications plc (“BT”)

Sr. Associate, Managed Contracts and Negotiations

Jan 2014 - Oct 2016

• Internally work with executive, finance, operations and product teams on appropriate legal terms (such as Data Privacy, Indemnification, Administrative and Operational Safeguards, IP, limitation of liability and audit) as well as navigating regulatory regime for cross functional teams

Jan 2014 - Oct 2016

Axiom Law (Client- Hewlett-Packard)

Associate, Managed Contracts

Nov 2012 - Dec 2013

Negotiator, Managed Contracts and Negotiations
• Full life-cycle negotiations from triage to draft to iterative negotiations and eventually approval & signature. Contract subject matter consisted of Products and Services, including Professional Services, Managed Print Services, Software Licensing, Consulting engagements

Nov 2012 - Dec 2013

Hill and Hill, PC

Law Clerk

May 2010 - Jan 2012

• Property Law: Tasked with extensive legal research and writing on eminent domain, physical and regulatory takings, and inverse condemnation cases.
• Litigation and Transactional Practice: Includes preparation of briefs, pleadings, trial and appellate motions, discovery requests/responses, corporate formation items, M&A, securities agreements, shareholder agreements and minutes, contracts, co

May 2010 - Jan 2012

Cooper Industries (now Eaton)

Marketing Manager

Jun 2007 - Jan 2009

• Energy-Lighting Controls Division of multinational Fortune 500 power services firm. Trained agents in energy-efficient commercial lighting applications, such as daylight harvesting devices, dimming controls, and occupancy sensors.
• Presented at Continuing Education seminars in regard to LEED Certification and Green Building Council guidelines. Helped giant institutions reduce their carbon

Jun 2007 - Jan 2009

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