About Me

A little about me: I am an experienced attorney assisting business owners and executives; advisor of businesses on general legal matters.

Admitted: Massachusetts, New Hampshire & Maryland

Legal Experience

Law Offices of Jameson & Cooper, Wellesley, MA 1992-present

  • serve as de facto general counsel – providing legal counsel tempered by client’s business realities and risk tolerance
  • advise and assist founders in creation of legal entities including limited partnership, llcs, and corporations in Massachusetts, Maryland, and New Hampshire
  • draft, negotiate and revise software development agreements and other contracts with counterparties including multi-national corporations, major U.S. technology companies, major universities including entities working under federally-funded grant projects
  • advise businesses concerning employee issues including enforcement of noncompetition and nondisclosure agreements
  • assist and guide business clients with respect to data privacy issues and actions with respect to protection of trade secrets and other confidential information
  • drafting and negotiation of nondisclosure agreements
  • assist business owners and executives in exiting and joining existing businesses, including counsel on termination agreements, employment agreements, shareholders agreements, and related matters
  • assist with business litigation both as attorney of record and assist outside counsel
  • represent founders of new businesses in avoiding noncompetes of former employers and pursuit of business opportunities in “grey areas”
  • represent owners in sale of existing businesses both directly and in conjunction with outside counsel
  • represent closely-held corporations concerning shareholder disputes and advise shareholders in freeze-out circumstances
  • represent businesses with respect to commercial leases, including litigation
  • apprenticed with experienced business attorney with 40 years’ experience – Paul Jameson

Other Experience, Education, Languages

  • Boston College Law School, Newton, Massachusetts – Juris Doctor, including coursework in patents and intellectual property law
  • Member of Technical & Research Staff of Information Systems Division of Technology Service Corporation, Vienna, Virginia: programming and analysis in specialized database projects for military and government clients; Department of Defense and “other” security clearance
  • Taught high school mathematics and science at private international school in Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland; and at St. Anselm’s Abbey School, a highly-regarded independent school in Washington, D.C.
  • Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts – B.A. Physics
  • Languages: French, smattering of Spanish and German.

Pro Bono & Community Involvement

Herbert W. Cooper, Esquire

Law Offices of Jameson & Cooper

8 Grove Street Suite 402

Wellesley, Massachusetts 02482

Tel.: (781) 237-7766 • Fax: (781) 237-8640

Email: hwc@jamesoncooper.com

 

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