A transactional lawyer working closely with business clients, Noel Humphreys actively participates in the ins and outs of business organizations. He focuses his practice on business transactions, lending transactions, organizational governance and intellectual property. Noel has participated in hundreds of business combinations — mergers, assets acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic alliances, sourcing relationships and stock purchases — as well as settlements of disputes within family-owned businesses.
Operating agreements for limited liability companies and partnership agreements are also an important aspect of Noel’s practice, as entities often face movement among their members or partners. With businesses expanding globally, Noel also helps structure U.S.-based subsidiaries and joint ventures with European, Chinese and South American parents and partners.
In addition, Noel represents employers and employees in employment contracts and consulting and services arrangements. He has also represented lenders and borrowers of all sizes in loan transactions and recently represented a leading U.S. bank in lending transactions with middle market companies.
In the area of intellectual property, Noel has played a leading role in more than 75 transactions in rights in intangible property, such as software, databases, trademarks, copyrights and contract rights. He has a particular interest in privacy issues and protection of data and in licensing data, software, trademarks and trade secrets. He represents licensors and licensees of intellectual property rights and data. Many such transactions (such as joint ventures, strategic alliances or stock/asset purchases) involve leveraging the value of patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets.