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Noel D. Humphreys

Of Counsel

Overview

A transactional lawyer working closely with business clients, Noel Humphreys actively participates in the ins and outs of business organizations. He focuses his practice on business transactions, lending transactions, organizational governance and intellectual property. Noel has participated in hundreds of business combinations mergers, assets acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic alliances, sourcing relationships and stock purchases as well as settlements of disputes within family-owned businesses. 

Operating agreements for limited liability companies and partnership agreements are also an important aspect of Noel’s practice, as entities often face movement among their members or partners. With businesses expanding globally, Noel also helps structure U.S.-based subsidiaries and joint ventures with European, Chinese and South American parents and partners.

In addition, Noel represents employers and employees in employment contracts and consulting and services arrangements. He has also represented lenders and borrowers of all sizes in loan transactions and recently represented a leading U.S. bank in lending transactions with middle market companies. 

In the area of intellectual property, Noel has played a leading role in more than 75 transactions in rights in intangible property, such as software, databases, trademarks, copyrights and contract rights. He has a particular interest in privacy issues and protection of data and in licensing data, software, trademarks and trade secrets. He represents licensors and licensees of intellectual property rights and data. Many such transactions (such as joint ventures, strategic alliances or stock/asset purchases) involve leveraging the value of patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets.

Activities

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Former member, New York State Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Section, Executive Committee
  • Program Coordinator of online CLE programs, American Intellectual Property Lawyer Association
  • Former adjunct professor in Business Law, Rutgers University Graduate School of Management
  • American Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Lawyers Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • New York City Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Copyright Society of the USA

Presentations

  • Speaker, “State Operating Agreement Law Update and Top Operating Agreement Mistakes,” at NBI’s LLC Operating Agreements Seminar in Princeton, NJ (December 2016)
  • Speaker, “A Baker’s Dozen Topics to Cover in an LLC Operating Agreement,” Mastering Corporations, Partnerships, & Operating Agreements CLE Webinar (August 2016)
  • Featured Speaker, “Drafting LLC Operating Agreements” and “Business Entity Operation and Conversion,” "LLC Workshop," Princeton, NJ (December 2015)

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Honors

"New Jersey's Top Rated Lawyers" as seen in Inside Jersey magazine (2012)

Education

Harvard University (J.D., 1979)

Columbia University (M.S.J., 1971; M.I.A., 1972)

DePauw University (B.A., Government, 1970)

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