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Life Sciences

Biotech, medical device, and related industries are unusual businesses, with high risks and potentially high rewards.  They exist to master scientific challenges on the frontiers of knowledge, to develop technologies that may change lives.  But they also have to operate under legal, regulatory, financial and other business pressures.  The field is unusually collaborative as well, which means a company’s success may depend on scientific partnerships, strategic alliances, or the licensing of core intellectual property.  As the former general counsel of a publicly-traded biotech company, Bill Stempel knows the world of life sciences companies from the inside.  His experience includes:

  • In-licensing and out-licensing of intellectual property
  • Strategic partnership transactions
  • Research collaborations with universities and with other companies
  • Clinical trial agreements
  • Manufacturing agreements
  • Laboratory safety issues
  • Human resource issues
  • Many other business, financial, and operations issues