Walter Nichols Attorney Profile on UpCounsel
Walter Nichols

Walter Nichols

Commercial and Transactional Attorney - Outside General Counsel

Parker
Colorado
Licensed in
CO
University of
Notre Dame / University of
Denver

"Quick turnaround, simple solution to my legal questions/needs."

4.9 5
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About
I am an experienced and business-savvy attorney focused on building value for my clients through efficient handling of complex transactions, contract negotiations , IP licensing matters, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and general corporate and compliance matters. I am a sophisticated negotiator and creative problem-solver.
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4.9
Clear Communication
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out of 4 reviews
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"Quick turnaround, simple solution to my legal questions/needs."

Equity Agreement/Product Partnership Services
Posted on Nov 28, 2016
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"Quick on the uptake, pragmatic, keeps it simple and delivers to clients need"

Commercial Non-Disclosure Agreements Services
Posted on Jul 11, 2016
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"I just wanted to say thank you for everything you've done to help us get this far. I've really appreciated your patience, perseverance, and vision."

Multiple Contract Negotiations and Implementation of Contracting Processes
Posted on May 17, 2016
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""I appreciate your perspective and approach to the [project]. It is refreshing when someone approaches a situation with ideas on how to get something done rather than issues and obstacles on why we can't.""

Licensing Agreement Negotiation
Posted on May 17, 2016

Work History

Nichols Legal, LLC

Managing Member

Jan 2013 - Present

-Serve as Outside General Counsel for multiple corporations
-Draft and negotiate complex commercial agreements, software license agreements, purchase and vendor agreements, master service-level agreements
-Implement contracting processes, templates, and assist with management of business operations
-Provide advice and serve as a trusted business partner helping drive each company's growth.

Jan 2013 - Present

TwentyEighty, Inc. (a Providence Equity Company)

Senior Counsel, Transactions

May 2014 - Jun 2016

•Build and manage a team to handle all transactions and contracts for ten Providence Equity Partners' companies
•Draft and negotiate complex commercial, Intellectual Property license, software license, service, and procurement agreements
•Create and implement streamlined contracting processes, drastically improving turnaround time, consistency and quality, and lowering headcount and expenses

May 2014 - Jun 2016

CSG Systems, Inc.

Counsel

Sep 2009 - May 2014

Function as the lead attorney for six business units, with total annual revenue responsibility of over $175million.
Draft and negotiate all Software as a Service, Platform as a Service, and Consulting Services Agreements for these six business units.
Also responsible for Compliance and Sales Operations

Sep 2009 - May 2014

Burns, Figa & Will, P.C.

Law Clerk

Sep 2006 - Aug 2009

Sep 2006 - Aug 2009

Avaya, Inc.

Law Clerk

Jun 2006 - Sep 2006

Jun 2006 - Sep 2006

Kirkland & Ellis

Legal Project Assistant

May 2004 - Jul 2005

May 2004 - Jul 2005

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