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Client Recommendations 2017-06-01T09:08:42+00:00

“Eric provided timely, accurate, efficient and friendly counsel to us, performing a variety of IP legal services and advice. Our IP counsel needs were small at first – maybe a handful of matters per year – then seemed to expand to where we were calling Eric several times per week. He was there for us throughout as a small client then larger, giving background and detail when necessary, but also knowing when and how to get to the point. I would highly recommend Eric.”

ROB MOSES, GENERAL COUNSEL AT FIRST ALLIED SECURITIES (CURRENTLY PRINCIPAL AT RJM COUNSEL PLLC)

“In my search for a subject matter specialist, highly trained IT lawyer (without the overhead of large law firm lawyers), I received multiple recommendations to use Eric Freibrun. Two years later, Eric continues to assist me and the Legal Department at Rand McNally as a highly valued external resource. His extensive experience in software and I.T. transactions and focused attention to detail has proven to be a very useful supplement to our internal resources. He has contributed to Rand McNally’s ability to launch new business initiatives and has assisted in many licensing transactions. I would highly recommend Eric and his work.”

VALERIA S. BAILEY, GENERAL COUNSEL, RAND MCNALLY & CO. (CURRENTLY FOUNDER AND MANAGING ATTORNEY, LAW OFFICES OF VALERIA S. BAILEY AND GENERAL COUNSEL AT THE MOM PROJECT)

“We engaged Eric to help our company with a contract that included our intellectual property overlapping our customer’s intellectual property. Eric listened and learned about our business and then skillfully navigated the contract language to satisfy us and our customer. He was excellent and I highly recommend him.”

JIM BOSSEMEYER, PRESIDENT, BLACK DOT GROUP

“Eric holds the unique skill of providing high quality legal advice while understanding the business needs involved in the negotiations of software license agreements. Eric has represented EtQ in a wide variety of legal matters and he has consistently stayed ahead of the ever changing legal landscape within the technology industry. I would highly recommend Eric as an excellent attorney and zealous yet practical advocate a modern business requires.”

JOSEPH RANDAZZO, VICE PRESIDENT STRATEGIC GROWTH, GENERAL COUNSEL, ETQ, INC.

“I was fortunate in finding Eric on the Internet (through a very well written article) and then finding him available to represent my company in a business contract negotiation. He was batting for his client 100% the whole time, while also being pragmatic in getting both parties towards the shared goal of a completed contract. He made sure his schedule allowed him to respond quickly with comments and updates, so we kept the momentum. The only things “big firm” about him were his deep experience and professionalism. Thank you!”

PV SUBRAMANIAN, FOUNDER & CEO, VISYBL INC.

“I have worked with a number of lawyers in my career, but few as uniquely qualified as Mr. Freibrun. He is extremely well versed in software law particularly in the realm of intellectual property, licensing agreements, and maintenance and support agreements having negotiated contracts from both the vendor and customer positions. Not only is Mr. Freibrun professional, thorough, and patient, but he is a skilled negotiator. I have learned quite a bit in having worked with Mr. Freibrun as he has an extremely affable work style that compels him to take the time to explain any clause of a contract in lay terms such that his clients thoroughly. understand all provisions before they execute. I would undeniably recommend Eric Freibrun and unequivocally state that I will continue to seek his services as I continue my career.”

DEWEY LUTZOW, PMP IT DIRECTOR AT LIFE FITNESS, BRUNSWICK CORP. (CURRENTLY MANAGER OF ERP APPLICATIONS (DIRECTOR EQUIVALENT) AT SPARTON CORPORATION)

“Eric is one of the most knowledgeable legal professionals I have had the pleasure of working with. Over the past two years Eric provided expert analyses and incredibly thoughtful recommendations on numerous trademark and naming initiatives. These projects were often challenging and always on a compressed time frame. Eric delivered outstanding results time and time again. His engaging demeanor and sense of humor were an added and much appreciated bonus! I highly recommend Eric for any firm, large or small, that requires assistance with trademark law, naming a product, service or platform, and other related skills.”

MARISSA FOX-FOLEY, SENIOR MANAGING DIRECTOR, MARKETING AT FIRST ALLIED SECURITIES (CURRENTLY HEAD OF CORPORATE AND BRAND MARKETING AT CETERA FINANCIAL GROUP)

“Eric has been one of the best professional services providers we have ever worked with. He provides us with expert intellectual property and contract advice at a great value with great results. We highly recommend him.”

GLENN McCARTY, CEO AT EtQ

“As the software world moves from an installed/on premise model to a cloud/Internet SaaS model you need legal counsel (as both a vendor and a customer) with a depth of experience in the nuances of these types of contracts and agreements. Eric has substantial experience with the issues in these software arrangements and I would gladly serve as a reference.”

GREG BUCHHOLZ, CEO AT SPRINGCM, INC.

“Eric has always provided excellent service. He is quick to analyze a legal problem and provide practical, business-oriented results in a timely and cost-effective manner. Highly recommend!”

CATHY ANDERSON, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, GENERAL COUNSEL & SECRETARY AT ALLIANT FOODSERVICE (CURRENTLY SENIOR VP, HR, GENERAL COUNSEL AND SECRETARY AT TRUE VALUE COMPANY)

“Eric has been an invaluable resource to our company. I highly recommend Eric to any and all seeking a highly-motivated, hard-working, conscientious and thorough intellectual properties attorney. His work for our company has been impeccable and unparalleled.”

MICHAEL SHOHONEY, PRESIDENT AT MATH CORPORATION

“I am very pleased to provide a recommendation for Eric Freibrun and his abilities not only as an expert attorney but also as an individual.

My introduction with Eric came after I was tasked and started the undertaking of building Blue Byte Software’s new location in Austin Texas from Schaumburg Illinois back in 1998. I was asked by the President of the software company as their new vice-president to open an office in Austin and hire staff for the new development US headquarters. Prior to me coming on board with Blue Byte Software, Eric Freibrun was hired to manage their IPs while in Illinois. I fully intended to hire new attorneys for all of our needs in Austin. Once I started to work with Eric on the current position of our IPs, I realized he was an extremely knowledgeable attorney. I decided to retain him not only for our IPs but a much larger role for our company assisting with our software and internet polices; the vast array of contractual needs for our software company including but not limited to licensing, distribution, development; and several confidentially agreements with our many publishers and partners.

Eric’s command of the software industry, the internet’s rules and regulations, software laws and practices and the trademark registration process was such an asset to my company throughout my career with Blue Byte. I relied on Eric so many times I cannot count. I placed complete trust in his judgment and expertise. With Eric’s help Blue Byte Software was profitable my very first year with the company. We could not have accomplished this without his effort and diligence in all our legal needs. Eric is a focused individual that demonstrates exceptional knowledge and skills in the internet, IP law, software industry and ecommerce business.

On a personal level, I was very pleased to have a man like Eric to help me and my company through the transition of Blue Byte Software from the greater Chicago area to Austin Texas. He displays unique traits that many would take for granted but I do not — loyalty and integrity. There is no attorney in all my years in business that is more committed and honest an individual than Eric Freibrun.

Finally, I highly recommend Eric without hesitation as an attorney whether for a small start-up company or a larger, more corporate minded company. His understanding of the technology end of law is unmatched. I truly hope that I am in a position one day in the future to need the services of someone of his profession. It would be an honor and pleasure to place that call to hire Eric again.”

MARK R. HALL, VICE PRESIDENT AT BLUE BYTE GMBH, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT / CONSULTANT, STRATOTAINMENT, LLC (CURRENTLY SENIOR BUSINESS ADVISOR)

“We hired Eric to help us purchase a source code license for a key application we work with. He did a great job taking a basic term sheet, and fleshing it out into a comprehensive purchase agreement. His agreement fully protected us, which also fairly incorporating the seller’s requirements (the seller complimented the agreement, and only had a couple of comments on it). In sum, Eric was very responsive, and the transaction went smoothly. I’d absolutely hire Eric again – he really knows his stuff!”

SCOTT MacDOUGAL, CEO CORNERSTONE BILLING

Eric was brought in to support the negotiation of several complex IT Systems contracts. His experience was exceptional; understanding the nuances and risks specific to IT systems and effectively bridging legalese and technical jargon. Eric’s attention to detail was impeccable, leaving no stone unturned while solidifying imperatives and pragmatically guiding me through trade-offs.

RANDY KREIBICH, SR. DIRECTOR OF IT AT ABRAXIS BIOSCIENCE (CURRENTLY CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER, CAL PORTLAND)

“Eric is a true expert in his field. He is very thorough and is great at identifying all of the potential exposure in any given situation. He makes sure that he fully understands your business and his results are consistently impressive.”

KIM GRUEMMER, CORPORATE COUNSEL AT ALLIANT FOODSERVICE, CORPORATE COUNSEL AT KEMPERSPORTS (RETIRED)

“I hired Eric to review a contract for a new software that my company was purchasing. Eric provided a great deal of assistance with various items that the contract had omitted or was not to our benefit. He was very knowledgeable and even-handed. Eric tried to come up with a contract that was beneficial to both parties and I found that to be very refreshing. He stuck to his opinion on critical matters but conceded on items of importance. I would have no hesitation to retain Eric Freibrun in the future for any other work of this nature.”

DALE McCARRELL, CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER AT EAST BANK CLUB

“Eric provided our start-up technology company with a soundly advised licensing agreement that protected our interests and helped us achieve our business goals.”

STEVE RODGERS, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER AT BLUESTREAK CONNECT, LLC (CURRENTLY VP MERCHANT PARTNERSHIPS AT RAISE.COM)

“I worked with Eric on a services agreement for my new startup. Having little experience with contracts, I was completely dependent on Eric’s expertise. At the end of the engagement, I am certain that I have a fantastic agreement that I will be able to use for many different projects moving forward. In addition, I have gained a trusted advisor who is always willing to take the time to answer (my numerous) questions and give me advice in difficult situations. I originally requested the contract for a project that ended in prolonged and stressful negotiations. Eric was there to allay my fears and assist in making the right decisions to protect my company. I am very grateful for his service and would wholeheartedly recommend him to companies both small and large for their technology-related legal needs.”

RACHEL BAKER, PRESIDENT AT DEVELOPED INC.

“I worked with Eric for a number of years and have subsequently kept in touch since then. Eric has excellent skills in the IT area, particularly as they relate to IP transactions and protection. For example, Eric was very helpful in providing advice as it related to domain names and how to obtain and protect them – this is a niche practice area where not all attorneys are well versed in the details and nuances of this practice area.

I highly recommend Eric’s services to anyone seeking legal services in the information technology area, especially a small business.”

MARTY DELANO, IN-HOUSE LEGAL COUNSEL AT ACCENTURE (THEN ANDERSEN CONSULTING) & ARTHUR ANDERSEN & CO. (CURRENTLY LAW OFFICE OF MARTIN P. DELANO)

*The information shown above is a re-posting of recommendations contained on Eric Freibrun’s LinkedIn profile at www.linkedin.com/in/ericfreibrun. The titles and positions shown are those held by the people who made these recommendations at the time they were made. Current positions are also shown, and were believed to be accurate at the time this information was assembled, but are of course subject to change.

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