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Steve Chin

Steve Chin

Attorney at Law

Knoxville
Tennessee
Licensed in
NY, TN
Columbia University
School of Law
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Clear Communication
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About
Steve is an attorney and technology entrepreneur with over 15 years of experience in the cross sections of software technology, finance, and litigation, including specializations in complex commercial litigation, securities litigation, patent litigation, corporate transactions, corporate governance, technology licensing, data privacy, and cybersecurity. Throughout his career, he has combined lean methodology, diligence, and entrepreneurial zeal to build cases, processes, and systems and has worked vigorously to create, build, and protect valuable rights and assets for clients.

Having been an entrepreneur, Steve understands everything it
… read more takes to successfully build and protect a startup.
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5.0
Clear Communication
Response Time
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out of 2 reviews
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"We are an early stage startup that received interest from an angel investor who was willing to invest $25,000 in our company. Steve explained to us all the different legal instruments we could use to get this investment. Based on his advice, we negotiated with the angel investor that the $25,000 would be in the form of a convertible debt. Steve drafted and finalized the convertible note with terms that would be friendly to future investors so we could more easily raise money in the next round."

Convertible Debt
Posted on Jan 18, 2017
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"My business partner and I developed a software tool to measure energy and light efficiency and performance in glass. We were approached by several companies about licensing our technology. Steve advised us on how to equitably share ownership of the company and about our professional obligations and rights to each other. He ensured that the company was formed with the right foundation. He helped us form a limited liability company and stepped us through the legal process of establishing a non-disclosure agreement and negotiating a software development and licensing agreement. We will definitely use Steve's services again."

Formation of LLC and Technology Licensing Agreement
Posted on Jan 18, 2017

Work History

Survature Inc.

General Counsel

Sep 2012 - Present

I perform all in-house duties, including negotiating business partnerships, sales and service agreements, fund-raising, establishing employment policies and policies on data privacy and cybersecurity, building and protecting the company’s intellectual property portfolio of patents, trademarks, trade secrets, and copyrights.

Sep 2012 - Present

Attorney at Law

Solo Practitioner

Sep 2011 - Present

I represent startup businesses on corporate formation, equity distribution, and issues related to management and control of the business through articles of incorporation, shareholder’s agreements, restricted stock agreements, stock option plans, and other corporate formation documents. I also counsel startup businesses on intellectual property matters and technology transfers.

Sep 2011 - Present

Kaye Scholer

Senior Associate

Sep 2005 - Sep 2011

I represented clients in all stages of complex commercial, antitrust, securities, real estate, and patent litigation, including pleadings, discovery, settlement negotiations, trial preparation, and appeals. I managed large teams of attorneys to conduct large-scale electronic discovery in high-stakes and time sensitive corporate litigations.

Sep 2005 - Sep 2011

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