Mr. Wilson brings clients an insider’s deal-making focus to his clients’ legal challenges. He approaches every deal with a wealth of legal and corporate insight and a priority on expanding every client’s opportunities. He delivers exceptional, detail-driven analysis to drive realistic and measurable results. Clients regularly rely on his advisory and strategic vision to supplement their existing internal and external resources. A multifaceted leader with a deep understanding of C-suite business imperatives (including finance, insurance, data security, technology, media), Mr. Wilson has integrated these with a strong and extensive legal background, which has included both in-depth transactional expertise and complex litigation experience. Mr. Wilson regularly advises clients on political and governmental initiatives impacting their operations, regulatory and tax developments, and lobbying and strategic planning efforts. He has amassed an extensive network of contacts within industry associations, government, and private companies, all of which he leverages to deliver value to his clients. He has successfully negotiated deals with a who’s-who of high-profile companies such as Google, Apple, ABC-Disney, Comcast-NBC, Visa, Bank of America, PayPal, and Ford. His educational background includes a J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law, and B.B.A. from University of Notre Dame, specializing in finance and business economics.
I've negotiated a bunch of license agreements over the last 15 years. Each one is different, obviously. You really need to get experienced counsel to help you articulate the deal and, thereafter, paper that deal. Using templates from other companies invariably ends badly, though it is unfortunately very common in the tech industry.
Licensing deals are all about leverage. Make sure both sides are getting something out of the relationship, both now and down the line. When it comes to platforms, you want to make sure some portion of the license is for use of the platform only, whether or not they make any money using it.
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I was general counsel to a payment technology company for 10 years. We processed mobile payments via app and card present scenarios, processing roughly $900M annually. I have gone through the PCI-DSS certification process on numerous occasions.
To answer your question, it depends on how much you are processing. The first million or so is subject only to a self-certification process. After that, you will be required to have third-parties do the appropriate testing and issue the certification. Generally speaking, your merchant bank will give you the requirements.
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If you are authorized to work in the United States, you can get a SSN as a non-citizen. The key will be the authorization to work. If you are not yet resident in the U.S., but have authority to work here, you can get a SSN when you apply for an immigrant visa with the U.S. State Department.