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Andrew is a technology and intellectual property lawyer, public speaker, author, blogger and outspoken advocate for Philadelphia entrepreneurs. He represents numerous startup clients and well-known corporations embracing technology and new media, including social media sites, television stations, interactive advertising agencies, online ad networks, application developers and Internet banks. Prior to co-founding Baer Crossey and bringing his widely read technology law blog to this website, Andrew was the owner of Baer Business Law, chief corporate counsel to a life sciences technology company, and technology, intellectual property and privacy counsel for Advanta Corp. Andrew also served in the Corporate and Intellectual Property/Information Technology practice groups of the Philadelphia law firm Wolf Block, where he concentrated his practice in e-commerce, trademark and copyright law, and technology licensing and development.
Andrew writes as a national legal contributor for several online and print publications on emergent issues of technology and information security law. In 2010 he co-authored the “Corporate Security and Privacy Duties, Policies and Forms” chapter of West’s Data Security and Privacy Law treatise. He also serves as a faculty member for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute and other continuing legal education groups on subjects relating to Internet law and cloud computing.
Among his other accomplishments, Andrew has:
Michael is an experienced emerging growth and technology attorney and entrepreneur who is very active in the Mid-Atlantic entrepreneurial community. He represents numerous startup and emerging companies across the country as an outside general counsel and in formations, business planning, regulatory reviews and implementation strategies, seed financings and venture capital investments, licensing deals, strategic alliances and mergers and acquisitions. Michael is an expert in the emerging field of alternative and mobile payments and is very proud to serve as General Counsel to an emerging mobile and social payments company, Venmo Inc.
Prior to co-founding Baer Crossey, Michael was the owner of Crossey Law Group, a law firm providing outside general counsel services to emerging companies and investment firms. He also was an attorney with two top international law firms. Michael first worked in the Corporate and Technology Group of K&L Gates, one of the largest law firms in the world, where he worked on complex private equity and technology transactions and was a lead associate for and assisted in the development of a new practice group focused on the field of information and technology management. In this capacity, Michael advised executives of both Fortune 500 and emerging companies across the country and internationally regarding their technology and information management practices and was involved with the business development aspects of the division. Desiring to work more substantively with startups, Michael subsequently was recruited to work in the Emerging Business and Technology Group at Morgan, Lewis and Bockius for one of the top startup lawyers in the country, where he became intimately familiar with the local startup ecosystem.
Michael’s extensive studies in and deep passion for business and social entrepreneurship, combined with his legal experience, have led him to pioneer a novel model for the delivery of legal services in which he identifies and focuses on the ROI in all legal decisions. Through Baer Crossey and affiliates, Michael currently is utilizing the latest technologies to streamline the legal service delivery model by productizing and commoditizing services, using batching methodologies, and providing alternative billing arrangements to clients in order to help reduce client costs.
Fred’s practice includes the following:
As a lawyer, Fred has represented companies developing and using a vast array of software and hardware technologies, from the large-scale “enterprise” class of mainframe computers to smart phones and other palm-sized devices. Verticals include banking and finance, health care (including health care insurance and pharmaceuticals), wholesale and retail sales, warehousing and distribution of hard goods, utilities, cable television, books, audio/visual (including music) and games.
Fred speaks and writes extensively on topics involving technology and the law, including a continuing legal education seminar on Internet law, which he founded and has chaired annually since 1997, and seminars on cloud computing and ecommerce. He is currently updating and editing a legal treatise on computer software and services. Fred taught a course on Cyberlaw as an adjunct professor at Rutgers Law School in Camden, New Jersey.
Fred is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and before the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania, and the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. Fred serves as an arbitrator in technology and intellectual property disputes, including royalty disputes and disputes over general business and commercial agreements.