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Hampton, New Hampshire, United States
October 26, 2016

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Lawrence R. Plavnick

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Hampton, NH **842


Seasoned Business Attorney with significant in-house and major law firm experience, with a strong legal and practical business background gained through representing businesses in a broad range of areas, including:

Corporate and Business Law Commercial Real Estate, including analysis, negotiation, drafting and administration of leases, title analysis, purchase and sales agreements, financing, zoning and other local and state administrative and regulatory issues Contract Negotiation, Drafting and Managing Contract Portfolios, (including software licensing agreements, IT agreements, professional services agreements, Strategic Alliances and Distribution agreements, VAR and OEM contracts, and NDAs) Complex transactional matters Corporate Governance and Regulatory Compliance Business Litigation Intellectual Property Law, including Trademark and Copyright Law Advising and supporting internal organizations, including Sales and Marketing, Professional Services, Senior Management and Board of Directors Bankruptcy Law (Debtor and Creditor)

Admissions: Commonwealth of Massachusetts, U.S. Supreme Court, First and Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts

2013 Thomson Reuters Publications Massachusetts Super Lawyer™


NEW ENGLAND SCHOOL OF LAW, ADJUNCT PROFESSOR OF LAW, PRESENT. Teaching an advanced course in Contract Negotiation and Drafting for leading New England law school. Responsible for all aspects of course development, including preparation of course syllabus and related materials.

THOMSON REUTERS PUBLICATIONS, STATE EDITOR, PRESENT. Massachusetts Editor for WestLaw's Practical Law division of this major international legal research provider. Responsible for the adaptation of nationally focused legal treatises, standard documents, and related research, practice and instructional materials, primarily in the field of Real Estate Law, to conform to Massachusetts law and practice, and the research and drafting of new treatises, documents and materials.

EMERGENT INTERNATIONAL PAYMENT SYSTEMS, LLC, GENERAL COUNSEL, 2013 to 2015 Responsible for oversight and management of the legal affairs of this early-stage international debit card company, including creation of all company contracts and legal processes, banking partner agreements, distribution and other sales-related agreements, and employment agreements. Responsible for domestic and international corporate and regulatory compliance,, contract negotiation and administration, real property leasing, oversight of intellectual property matters, advising senior management, internal sales team and Board of Directors, and management of outside counsel.

MCLANE MIDDLETON, P.A., OF COUNSEL, 2010 TO 2013 General corporate, business and transactional attorney with experience in bankruptcy law, workouts, commercial litigation and real property matters, including financing, leasing and purchase and sales. Counsel for several software companies, with expertise in software licensing, strategic alliances, supporting sales and professional service organizations, contract law, trademark and copyright law, and corporate governance. Represented numerous credit unions and credit union trade organizations in bankruptcy and debtor-creditor matters.

COLUCCI NORMAN, LLP, COUNSEL, 2009 TO 2010 Merged with McLane Middleton in 2010. Practice concentrated in general corporate and business law, commercial and residential real estate law, and the representation of both debtors and creditors in bankruptcy, software licensing and related matters.

ANDREWS & UPDEGRAPH, PC, PARTNER, 2004 TO 2009 Partner in leading Salem, MA law firm with practice concentrating in general corporate and business law, franchise law, commercial law, commercial and residential real estate law and bankruptcy law.

ENTOPIA, LLC, GENERAL COUNSEL, 2004 TO 2006 Counsel for San Francisco-based software company. Developed all of the company’s agreements and legal processes. Handled contract management, advised senior-level management, served as Secretary for the Board of Directors, counseled internal and external sales and professional service organizations, OEM’s and distributors, and managed outside counsel.

SYBASE, INC., DIRECTOR OF LEGAL OPERATIONS, 1998 TO 2004 Legal Director for the Business Intelligence Division, with responsibilities including negotiation and preparation of software and technology agreements, distribution and OEM agreements, licensing agreements, confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements. Provided legal support for Sales and Marketing, Professional Services, Engineering and Development and Finance departments, including revenue recognition analysis.

DEMAKIS & PLAVNICK, PA, PARTNER, 1990 TO 1998 Partner in private law practice in Salem, MA. Business law practice, including representing franchise businesses in franchise registrations and regulatory compliance, commercial real property leasing, bankruptcy law, business litigation and general business law.

UNITED TRUCK LEASING CORP., COUNSEL, 1986 TO 1990 In-house counsel for large regional truck lessor. General business law, including negotiation and drafting of lease agreements, handling company real property matters, and business litigation.

SERAFINI & SERAFINI, ASSOCIATE, 1983 TO 1986 Legal associate with Salem, MA law firm concentrating in residential and commercial real estate law, including title work, zoning appeals, drafting of commercial lease agreements and commercial and residential purchase and sales agreements, real estate closings and franchise law.

LAW OFFICE OF LAWRENCE R. PLAVNICK, 1980 TO 1983. General practice, including franchise law, commercial and residential real estate law, business and criminal litigation.

UNITED STATES SKI ASSOCIATION, 1976 TO 1980. Director of Membership Benefits and Director of National Freestyle Skiing Competition Program for eastern division of amateur skiing’s national administrative body,.

CASCO BAY COMMUNITY COLLEGE, LAW INSTRUCTOR, 1975 TO 1976. Taught courses in Contract Law and Uniform Commercial Code at Portland, Maine community college.


Suffolk University School of Law, Boston, MA: President of the International Law Society; recipient of Moot Court awards for Excellence in Oral and Written Advocacy.

University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT: B.S. in Journalism; President of University Press Club; Copy Editor of college newspaper.

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