Doug focuses on estate planning and commercial transactions. In the estate planning area, he primarily represents business owners, executives and professionals. In his commercial transactions practice, he assists a wide variety of primarily small to mid-size enterprises, but his emphasis is on software and other technology companies, assisting them in licensing and development as well as other business needs and transactions.
Doug believes that listening, and then providing responsive solutions that combine an understanding of the client’s needs and goals with his and RCO Law’s broad knowledge base results in a rewarding experience for the client.
Based on client needs, Doug provides estate planning that includes anything from a simple will to complex plans, including credit shelter, life insurance, retained annuity, charitable lend, charitable remainder and/or spousal limited access trusts, gifting strategies and family limited partnerships.
Doug successfully advised client on sale of company from one leveraged buy-out firm to another leveraged buy-out firm.
Doug advised client in negotiation of exclusive manufacturing agreement with Fortune 500 medical device manufacturer.
Doug advised software companies ranging in size from single developers to a Fortune 500 Company in negotiating of license agreements, including end-user, reseller, distribution, OEM, and value-added-reseller license agreements.
Business Start Ups
Doug advises clients on structuring and financing of new business.
Doug co-founded and represents angel investor club which has negotiated over a dozen investments on behalf of its members totaling more than $20,000,000 since its inception in August, 2011.
Doug advised start up client on structuring of new venture and negotiation of $3,000,000 investment by outside investors, including operating agreement, members agreement, and investment documentation.