Smithline PC - What Makes Us Unique

SUBSCRIPTION PRICING

We provide our services for a fixed monthly subscription fee. A set fee means perfect predictability every month and the ability to accurately budget your legal fees over fiscal periods.

Our subscription covers all of the services a client receives from the firm during a month. The fee is as agreed by us and the client in advance and the client’s commitment is strictly month-to-month.

Each client’s fee is based on that particular client’s needs. The first month of the service is an exploratory period that begins with a kick-off in which we meet with your team, view a product demo and learn about your business.  We then proceed to provide our full range of services for the exploratory month.  At the end of the month, we meet with you and agree upon a monthly rate for going forward. That rate will continue until either party requests an adjustment.

  • Negotiate an unlimited number of technology transaction deals
  • Provide product legal review
  • Draft and help you implement an open source policy
  • Invite your team to attend our training sessions without charge
  • Create and update your key forms
  • Create deal flow tools for your sales and business development teams
  • Attend executive staff, board or other company meetings
  • Provide unlimited counseling within the scope of our practice

TEAM APPROACH

Our services are provided by our entire team of attorneys. While you will have a dedicated lead and second attorney, each attorney in the firm will be familiar with your company, products and deals and will be available to help on your matters. We will also host your forms on an easily accessible Web portal so that you always have easy access to the latest version of every document.

IN-HOUSE EXPERIENCE

From years of supporting in-house deal and legal teams, we understand the pressure our clients are under to deliver and the efficient, no-nonsense way in which they like to interact with their counsel.  By supplying short, practical forms tailored to your business and pro-actively coordinating with your internal stakeholders, we can help streamline your deal workflow and reduce deal closing time while still helping to protect your company’s long-term interests.

“Pragmatic advisers on the leading edge of licensing, software and technology.”

– Keenan Conder, General Counsel, Tableau Software

“Their knowledge of the law and complex IP negotiations is stunning and their turn-around times are impressively fast.”

– Steve Woolven, President of Applanix (Trimble)

“We can count on Smithline PC for insightful feedback, judgment and guidance for any deal. They have become trusted business partners for Adobe’s growing business.”

– Joe Ramirez, VP Licensing & AGC, Adobe Systems

“We have great trust and respect for their work. Their turnaround times and availability are awesome. Most importantly, they really understand our SaaS business.”

– Joe Whitty, VP Finance, Moovweb

“Our ace in the hole for the business' most critical transactions. ”

– Joe Berkowitz, Deputy GC and Global Head of Partnerships, Xero

What's New

Fixed-Fee Billing Panel at SF Bar Association (Friday 12/1)

Fixed-Fee Billing for Sophisticated Legal Services Alternative fee arrangements are all the buzz, but very few firms have taken the plunge to drop the billable hour entirely in their engagements with demanding corporate clients. This presentation will cover both the practical and legal aspects of using fixed-fee subscription pricing for sophisticated transactional and litigation services. […]... MORE +

Welcome Andrew Rogers

We are pleased to announce that Andrew Rogers has joined the firm as an Associate. Andrew joins us from Sullivan & Cromwell where he was a corporate associate. Andrew is a graduate of The Ohio State University and Northwestern University School of Law. For more information about Andrew, please see his bio here.... MORE +

Todd Smithline Speaking at SF Bar Association on Video Game Law

Todd Smithline will be speaking on the latest developments in video game law at the Bar Association of San Francisco on Thursday, August 24th, 2017. The panel is being moderated by Sonali Maitra of Durie Trangri and the other panelists are Hiro Tachibana,Vice President and General Counsel at Capcom and Rob McHenry, Associate General Counsel […]... MORE +