Tech
Startup
Law
FL

Orlando is leading the charge as a global tech leader

The technology industry in Florida is as strong as it ever has been. Attorneys at Whitehouse & Cooper are heavily involved with the tech industry and are available to discuss the needs of your technology company. We regularly deal with the issues that keep technology entrepreneurs up at night: company formation, licensing intellectual property, developer/vendor relationships, funding sources, and a host of other issues. If you’re outside of the Orlando market, we can also meet face to face with in Tampa. Of course, we’re happy to meet virtually if you’re outside of those areas. (After all, we’re a technology law firm and understand what it’s like to do business in a virtual world.)

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Questions
can be as
unique as ideas

Although the inventions tech companies create are unique, the legal questions and issues each company has are not unique. We’re often asked the same series of questions, depending on where the business is in its development. Technology entrepreneurs have enough tasks to handle in launching new products, so leave the legal mumbo jumbo to us.

If you’re asking yourself one of these questions, call us to discuss your options.

Ask us your questions

Many technology companies ask the following questions during various stages of their business:

  • How can I protect my company’s intellectual property?
  • How do I get funding for my business?
  • Is crowdfunding right for my business?
  • What type of business model is best for my company?
  • Who can help me with licensing agreements?
  • Should I file for a patent?
  • When should I trademark my logo and other distinguishing characteristics of my business?
  • Do I need to file anything to protect my trade secrets?
  • Should I form a business if I’m still developing my product?
  • We’re hiring our first employee; what do we do?
  • How can I mitigate risks to my business before crowdsourcing?
  • Should my business have a business plan?

About us

Whitehouse & Cooper’s attorneys are seasoned IT veterans. Cheryl and Daniel both had extensive experience in the IT industry before attending law school, and they utilize that experience to counsel technology companies through new, sometimes uncertain, legal waters. Learn more about us below.

Daniel D. Whitehouse, Esq.

Daniel D. Whitehouse, Esq.

Before attending law school, Daniel was an infrastructure manager with an international IT outsource provider. He was involved with datacenter migrations and the many challenges associated with moving high-demand workloads across the country. He has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and an MBA, both from Webster University. He was the Co-Valedictorian of his law school class at Stetson University College of Law and was the Editor in Chief of the Stetson Law Review. He holds a number of IT qualifications from Microsoft, CompTIA, and CIW. He was actively involved with the Intellectual Property Law Society during law school, and served one year as the group’s Technology Advisor. He remains active in the legal community and his community, serving on multiple technology-related committees and other nonprofit organizations.

Cheryl Cooper, Esq.

Cheryl Cooper, Esq.

Cheryl’s IT experience is in a critical area: growing the business. She has more than 20 years experience in marketing, most recently providing content marketing to tech companies. She understands the drive and passion entrepreneurs have to attract new business, and she’s able to channel that understanding toward avoiding legal compliance issues. She graduated from Stetson University College of Law summa cum laude, ranked first in her class. She served as Marketing Editor of the Stetson Law Review and has published two articles with the prestigious journal.

Resources

All new businesses need to establish a network of resources to ensure their success, and technology companies are no exception. Whitehouse & Cooper has compiled this list of resources to help technology companies in Orlando explore the various options available to them.

Early Business Management and Development

Early Business Management and Development

The Florida Business Incubation Association offers numerous incubator programs located throughout the state.  Program services range from office space assistance to help obtaining funding.

Private Accelerators

Private Accelerators

The Florida Business Incubation Association offers numerous incubator programs located throughout the state.  Program services range from office space assistance to help obtaining funding.

Funding

Funding

Before asking too soon and risking not being approved, become familiar with funding groups in your area to see how other startups have prepared for their various funding rounds. Try the Florida Venture Forum and Florida Venture Sourcing.

Contact us to discuss your
technology company’s legal needs.

We have attorneys available for consultation in Orlando and Tampa. You will meet with an attorney who understands the needs of technology companies like yours. Our attorneys speak the same “tech” language that you do.

Orlando

201 E. Pine Street

Suite 205

Orlando, Florida 32801

321-285-2300

Tampa

14502 North Dale Mabry Highway

Suite 200

Tampa, Florida 33618

813-444-7388
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