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“Frank Blackstone has provided my businesses with timely and sound advice to protect our interests and document a range of transactions. He balances the legal and business points for a fair and strong stance, and I have been very happy with his advice.”

Mary Pat Denney
Principal of MPD Consulting;
Vice President of Braat Musik


“Frank Blackstone has been VRSonic’s legal counsel for almost ten years. During that time he’s guided us through everything from contract negotiations with the Government and large systems integrators to trademark infringement. Frank is not only an outstanding advocate, he’s also become a good friend. With Frank on our team, I know that our legal representation will not only be extremely competent but will also be totally committed to our best interests.”

Hesham Fouad, Ph.D.
President of VRSonic, Inc.

Clients and Representative Matters

Blackstone Counsel has represented a wide variety of individuals and companies, ranging from two-person software providers to the largest technology companies in the world, including working in-house at EDS Corporation, and serving on the legal integration team for Hewlett-Packard (HP) in a multi-billion acquisition of a client.

Blackstone Counsel has, among others, assisted and represented HP, EDS, SAIC, Sallie Mae, Mercury Interactive (now HP Software), Manugistics (now JDA Software), Westinghouse, Perot Systems (now Dell Services), GigaTrust, Revolution Health (now EveryDay Health), i3 Solutions, Coveros, Citigal, Acumen Advisors, Generation Next Media, Knowledge Systems, OSS Management (now CompuGain), Spiramid, Octant Software, VRSonic, Velaro, Endeavor Systems, Portal Solutions, Innovative Decisions, James Madison Partners for Education, Absolon, Janus Consulting, Madison Assessment, Innovate Tech, cyScape, Nucom Technology, Potomac Printing, Concepts to Conclusions, Loudoun Soccer, Frasier Photography, Braat Musik, Virginia Elite Volleyball, and Trend Maker Magazine.

Representative Transactions:

  • Mergers and Acquisitions of businesses, including information technology, professional services, association management, and education financing companies

  • Enterprise License and Services Agreements, Strategic and Supplier Arrangements, Master Purchase and Services Agreements, Consulting Agreements, Acquisitions, and Private Equity Financings for leading enterprise security software provider

  • Government Contracts, Teaming and Reseller Agreements between prime and subcontractors, teaming partners, SBIR recipients, including FAR and DFAR issues, contracts with US Government agencies (including DHS, OSD, ONR, FBI, Customs and Border Protection), and numerous state and local entities for software, systems, intellectual property, and professional services; counseling for RFPs, RFIs, RFQs, governance and compliance issues

  • Lead counsel on purchase of public company by privately-held telecommunications company, including securities compliance, recapitalization, reorganization, due diligence issues

  • Enterprise License and Services Agreements with numerous Fortune 100 customers for leading enterprise health and safety software provider

  • Enterprise Equipment, License and System Agreements, Strategic and Channel Alliances, Master Purchase and Services Agreements, Consulting Agreements, Outsourcing Agreements, Asset Purchase and Sale Agreements for nation’s leading education funding provider

Representative Litigation:

  • Lead counsel and received multi-million dollar award on behalf of financial services company against division of Fortune 10 multinational corporation, and also recovered attorneys’ fees

  • Lead counsel in multi-million dollar lawsuit and settlement on behalf of largest U.S. tile company against largest database software company regarding software and implementation

  • Lead counsel in multi-million dollar proceeding with extremely favorable result on behalf of trade software and services company with international services company

  • Lead counsel in probate litigation matter involving financial fraud, breach of fiduciary duty

  • Lead counsel in insurance coverage dispute on behalf of NFL football club with insurance carrier

  • Managed discovery in multi-billion dollar lawsuit between outsourcing industry leader and enterprise software industry leader regarding copyright, piracy, antitrust issues

Please Contact us to discuss your specific legal concerns.

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