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DOUGLAS M.

NELSON

Partner

(856) 772-7802

dnelson@mnlawllc.com

Douglas Nelson is a founding partner of the firm, where he counsels startups, entrepreneurs, and established businesses in a variety of transactional business matters, primarily in the technology, internet, manufacturing, and healthcare sectors.

Doug also advises investors and emerging companies regarding financing, both bank and privately funded ventures.

Further, as an experienced rare book professional, Doug represents institutions, dealers, auction houses, and collectors in all matters surrounding the acquisition, transfer, and sale of art and other collectibles.

Doug provides counsel on a wide range of transactional matters including:

  • corporate formation and shareholders/operating agreements

  • sales, purchases, mergers, and acquisitions

  • general and commercial contracts

  • venture capital and seed financing

  • copyright application, analysis, and protection

  • trademark applications and USPTO Office Action responses

  • intellectual property licensing

  • software and SaaS licensing

  • consulting agreements

  • data security

  • domain name cybersquatting

  • Internet hosting, design agreements, and data-sharing agreements

  • online transactions

  • privacy policies

  • terms of use / terms of service

  • trade secrets and restrictive covenants

PRO BONO & VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES

  • District III.B (Burlington County) Attorney Ethics Committee, Member

  • Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America, Bylaws Committee

  • Bibliographical Society of America, Liaison Subcommittee
     

  • Independent Online Booksellers Association, Former President
     

  • First State Fintech Lab, Former General Counsel and Board Member

EDUCATION

  • Seton Hall University School of Law Newark, New Jersey - J.D.

    • Magna Cum Laude

    • Law Review, Articles Editor

    • Order of the Coif
       

  • University of Delaware
    Newark, Delaware - B.A.

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

  • Represented merger target in combination of two legal technology/research companies.  Transaction in excess of $20mm. 

  • Represented selling shareholders in multi-jurisdictional medical marijuana business.  Transaction over $35mm.
     

  • Outside counsel to 100+ physician orthopedic medical practice assisting in corporate, business, technology, and commercial real estate transactions.
     

  • Represented institutional lender in CRE-backed lending utilizing 52 properties as collateral.

HONORS & AWARDS

  • Named to the list of “Rising Stars” as published by Super Lawyers.*
     

  • Named one of the 2024 "Top 20 Under 40" by South Jersey Biz.

*(This award is conferred by Thomson Reuters. A description of the selection methodology can be found here.  No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.)

RELATED EMPLOYMENT

  • Attorney - Capehart Scatchard, P.A.
     

  • Law Clerk - Honorable Karen L. Suter, P.J. Ch., Chancery Division, General Equity, Foreclosure, and Probate Part, (ret., Appellate Division)
     

  • Law Fellow - Office of United States Senator Christopher A. Coons

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Pennsylvania
     

  • New Jersey

  • USDC, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
     

  • USDC, District of New Jersey

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