Representative Experience

  • Facilities, IP and Tokenization
    • Advising on the procurement of smart building solutions, including virtual concierges, automated parking and smart lobby displays.
    • Documenting data center, private and public cloud, telecommunication, co-location and managed service arrangements.
    • Establishing offshore global IT digital innovation centers and negotiating strategic alliances in compliance with local law and U.S. law.
    • Providing advice and legal guidance regarding the creation and offering of real estate NFTs (non-fungible tokens).
    • Representing a smart building management company with the deployment of its core service offerings, such as AI-based real-time energy monitoring hardware.
    • Assisting a company specializing in community association assessment collections for HOAs, condos, co-ops and management companies.
    • Providing advice regarding compliant token offerings, including utility and security tokens, to attract investors.
    • Representing providers of technology services for the homebuilding industry against claims of patent infringement, theft of trade secrets, antitrust, and related claims.
  • Acquisitions, JVs and Financings
    • Representing an investor in an investment in a photo app for contractors and job sites.
    • Assisting a property management software provider for independent landlords and small property management companies in its acquisition.
    • Providing advice regarding ESG strategies and certifications for a national apartment portfolio offering.
    • Advising a construction software provider in the completion of a Series B funding round.
    • Providing corporate advice to a cloud-based residential real estate brokerage company acquired by a sales and marketing platform.
    • Structuring joint ventures and alliances in connection with the development of blockchain technology projects.
    • Advising on the establishment of an investment platform focused on acquiring and developing data centers and related digital infrastructure assets across the Asia Pacific region.
  • Data Rights, Sourcings and Cloud Platforms
    • Advising building and business owners on data analytics, data lakes and warehouses and other “big data” platforms and analytic tools.
    • Negotiating digital marketing agreements and advising on branding arrangements for residential and commercial properties.
    • Developing data security and cyber-security policies and procedures for customers and service providers.
    • Auditing data license agreements to identify rights, restrictions and strategic monetization opportunities for residential properties nationally.
    • Preparing documentation for IT consulting, systems integration, managed service and infrastructure transactions with leading technology providers and innovative startups.
    • Negotiating business process outsourcing transactions, including lease administration, finance, accounting and HR services.
    • Structuring cloud transactions with the world’s most sophisticated cloud platform and cloud service providers.

Practice Area Highlights

  • Chambers Global, Chambers USA and Chambers UK have repeatedly recognized Pillsbury’s Information Technology professionals as among the best in the world, and The Legal 500: US consistently names the firm in Tier 1 for sourcing matters.
  • The Legal 500: U.S. ranks Pillsbury as a top firm nationally for real estate, and Chambers USA hails the practice and its lawyers across the California, New York, Northern Virginia and Washington, DC markets.
  • Pillsbury’s Construction practice is consistently among the top four in the United States according to Chambers USA.

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  • The Financial Times has recognized Pillsbury as one of the most innovative law firms every year since 2015, and FT named the firm to its first-ever “Most Digital Law Firms” list in 2020.
  • One of only eleven firms recognized by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals as one of the world’s best outsourcing service providers and advisors in 2021.