Foley & Lardner LLP announced today that Beni Surpin has joined the firm’s Technology Transactions & Outsourcing Practice as a partner in the San Diego office.
Surpin counsels international and domestic companies on business and legal issues surrounding technology, intellectual property and commercial transactions. His practice focuses on collaborations involving technology transfer between companies to enhance product lines and services through access to new technologies. His role includes setting strategic direction, structuring relationships and negotiating deals through technology licenses and acquisitions, manufacturing and distribution arrangements, service-based platforms and strategic partnerships and alliances.
“Beni’s experience handling complex competitor-to-competitor technology transactions fits perfectly with our focus on helping our clients to maximize the value of technology in their business across the spectrum of technology transactions.” said James Kalyvas, chair of the firm’s Technology Transactions & Outsourcing Practice.
Surpin also works with clients to maximize value and revenue from intellectual property and technology portfolios across a wide range of industries. His client base includes private and public companies doing business in the wireless, high-tech, health care, medical devices and life sciences sectors, among others.
“Beni’s wide-ranging technology knowledge and experience across multiple industries will help us provide pragmatic and sophisticated support to the concentration of technology companies in our market. We are delighted to have Beni join us,” said Richard Kaufman, managing partner of Foley’s San Diego office.
Prior to joining Foley, Surpin was a partner at Paul Hastings LLP.