Amish Patel works intimately with business owners, entrepreneurs and investors to provide business and legal counsel on corporate and transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity fundraising, and corporate governance issues. Amish serves as outside general counsel to companies across a broad range of industries, including life sciences, manufacturing, medical device and software-as-a-service (SaaS).

 

Amish Patel works intimately with business owners, entrepreneurs and investors to provide business and legal counsel on corporate and transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity fundraising, and corporate governance issues. Amish serves as outside general counsel to companies across a broad range of industries, including life sciences, manufacturing, medical device and software-as-a-service (SaaS).

He prides himself on his practical approach to client service, ever mindful of the importance of generating efficiencies for clients. In that vein, he is responsive and careful to present new information in a clear and concise manner.

Amish helps companies close venture capital and private equity financing rounds, including equity and convertible debt financings; provides guidance on corporate governance matters, equity compensation plans, dispute resolution and intellectual property licensing transactions; and advises on M&A transactions, including pre-closing activities and post-closing integration matters. He also advises entrepreneurs and startups on choice of entity issues, tax implications and intellectual property protection. Specifically, Amish has experience working with medical device and software-as-a-service companies on early-stage growth financing, general corporate matters, IP matters and commercial licensing transactions.

Amish handles general commercial contracting for companies across a broad range of industries, including life sciences, manufacturing, medical device and SaaS. This includes distribution agreements, terms of use agreements, product reseller agreements, IP licensing transactions, private label agreements, and customer and vendor contracting.

Amish is listed among the “Ones to Watch” by Best Lawyers® (2021).

Before attending law school and entering private practice, Amish had a successful consulting career at Accenture and Deloitte & Touche. At Accenture, Amish provided financial management and analysis services on multi-billion-dollar government contracts. He leveraged this experience to become a senior consultant with Deloitte & Touche, where he routinely consulted privately held and publicly traded companies on internal controls compliance, Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), business process improvement and business and IT risk management.

Amish is an executive board member of TiE Carolinas, a global entrepreneurship organization. In addition, Amish was a past board member of the Morrisville Innovation Foundation, and the past committee chair for the Morrisville Start-Up Committee. Further illustrating his commitment to the growth of the Raleigh-Durham market, Amish works with various economic development stakeholders, including state and local governments, to attract and secure incentive opportunities for international and national companies seeking to expand into the region.

Amish earned a B.B.A. with a dual concentration in finance and information systems from George Washington University, and he earned his Juris Doctor degree from Campbell University.

 

  • Represented a Fortune 250 and a Fortune 500 business in their re-location to North Carolina.
  • Serve as outside general counsel to cybersecurity software start up, counseling on general corporate issues, customer negotiations, and $5M Series A round financing.
  • Regularly represent angel fund on closing and due diligence matters for investments in the agtech, real estate, financial services, and medical device industries.
  • Represented a home automation equipment manufacturer on Series A, Series B, and Series C private placement equity financing in the amounts of $2.1M, $1.0M, and $2.5M, respectively.
  • Served as outside general counsel to healthcare software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider on Series A and Convertible Note private placement equity financing in the amounts of $500k and $1M, respectively, and contracting with multinational computer manufacturer on an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) software licensing deal.
  • Served as outside general counsel to medical device company on Seed and Series A private placement equity financing in the amounts of $150k and $1M, respectively, drafting and negotiating manufacturer supply agreement with contract manufacturer to manufacture regulated medical device product, drafting and negotiating clinical trial study agreement with German-based medical practice.
  • Represented international furniture manufacturer in a $10M asset sale transaction to U.S.-based manufacturer and retailer.
  • Represented multiple dental practices in asset purchase acquisitions on buy- and sell-side transactions.
  • Represented regional engineering design firm in an asset purchase acquisition by an Indian-based engineering firm.
  • Served as outside general counsel to electric utility component manufacturer on drafting and negotiating supplier and distribution agreements with U.S. and South American companies, assisting litigation counsel on employment and intellectual property dispute with multinational Swiss-based company, counseling on U.S. export license requirements for foreign sales, and negotiating with State of North Carolina for economic incentives.
  • Represented HIPAA-compliant SaaS provider on building a national value-added reseller network.
  • Represented medical device company on commercialization services agreement with specialty colonoscopy medical device manufacturer.
  • Represented medical device distributor on supply agreement with Indian-based medical device manufacturer.
  • Assisted Indian-based cosmeceutical company in establishing U.S. subsidiary entity.
  • Assisted industrial equipment supplier in forming Interest Charge – Domestic International Sales Corporation (IC-DISC) entity.
  • Represented multiple U.S. companies on drafting transfer pricing agreements with parent companies in Germany, Sweden, and China.