Lawyers for the business of technology

West Hill is a boutique business and technology law firm. Providing pro-active, practical legal advice to help solve problems before they arise. Our clients are new and growing businesses that create or leverage technology as a core part of their business model.

Our Services

West Hill helps IP-focused businesses grow, assess risk, and plan for and execute a successful exit. This IP can be software, branding, inventions, content, or that “secret sauce” that makes your business unique and successful.  Many law firms approach this by filing patents, trademarks or copyright registrations and leave it at that.  But the power and value of IP comes from the day-to-day operation of your business. Agreements with customers, vendors, and strategic partners. Hiring employees and engaging independent contractors.  Addressing data privacy obligations. Avoiding and resolving disputes. West Hill helps clients achieve their goals by serving as a trusted partner to navigate these issues.

Contracts and Negotiations

Agreements are fundamental to any business. But what is standard? What is negotiable? We assist clients by drafting easy to understand agreements and negotiating terms that protect key business interests.

Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property is one of the most valuable assets of your business. We can help you enhance your company’s value by creating an industry-specific IP strategy that fits your budget.

Corporate

Starting a company is not just filing a registration in Delaware or the state where you are located. Documenting roles and expectations at the outset avoids costly disagreements later. Let us help you start up.

Data Privacy and Security

Protecting personal information protects your business. Where do you start? We help navigate the complexities of data privacy and security obligations.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Selling your company can be complex. We are here to help navigate the diligence and closing processes so that you can achieve the goals you set for pursuing your next opportunity.

Corporate Finance

When it comes to financing your business there are many options: loans, investors, crowdfunding, and grant programs. We can help you determine which choices are the best fit to take your business to the next level.

Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution

Bringing a lawsuit, or defending against one, is challenging for any business. Our sophisticated litigation and alternative dispute resolution practice is driven by our desire to reach the best and most cost-effective business result for your company.

Employment

Growing businesses have employment-related needs long before they need a human resources department. We offer cost effective solutions to help you on-board  employees and engage independent contractors while protecting business assets.

400+
Businesses Served
Our sophisticated legal services are tailored to the needs of tech driven businesses.
20+
Successful Client Exits
West Hill attorneys help put businesses on the path to a successful exit.
2008
Year West Hill was Established
West Hill has been working with businesses in all stages of company growth since 2008.
90+
Years Practicing Business law
Between us, we have more than 90 years of practicing business law.

Success Stories

Our clients are new and expanding businesses that create or leverage technology as a core part of their business model. Review some of the success stories from the last decade.

Representative Matters – Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution
Representative Matters – Contracts and Negotiations
Representative Matters – Corporate Finance
Representative Matters – Mergers and Acquisitions

Testimonials

We have benefitted from West Hill’s domain knowledge around software businesses and IPR/licensing. This has allowed our business to grow and ensure we protect our number one asset, our software.

Andrew Mackay President, Superna

MortgageClick has worked with West Hill for many years and they have been superb. West Hill assists MortgageClick with our contract negotiations with our clients and vendors.

Dan Hanlon Chief Operating Officer, Mortgage Click

I love the business structure that Louise has established at West Hill. Experienced attorneys bringing legal experience and expertise from large Boston law firms to the North Shore. It’s a huge win for clients like myself getting access to this type of representation without having to go into the city and not having to pay large law firm hourly rates. As a bonus, they are all really nice people!

Mike Murray President, Peabody Wealth Advisors

West Hill takes the time to really understand the business needs and works diligently to find appropriate solutions.

Kevin Hershberger Chief Executive Officer, Lumicell

West Hill has helped me navigate the murky & uncharted waters of launching a startup — particularly nuanced as a female founder. From investor docs to contracts, the team is very thorough.

Amy Gallant Sullivan Founder and CEO, Essiri LLC

I’ve loved working with West Hill, they have helped demystify the complicated process of protecting IP for my business. And they’ve been a pleasure to work with at each step.

Leslie Forde Owner, Mom’s Hierarchy of Needs

Our Clients

West Hill was established in 2008. Since then we have worked with over 400 tech driven businesses. Here is just a selection of our clients listed below.

News & Insights

Check out the latest news and insights from West Hill.

Community Involvement: West Hill participates in Enterprise Center Technical Assistance Program for Salem Tourism Industry Businesses.
January 11, 2022
Community Involvement: Organizations We Proudly Support
January 11, 2022
Attorney Spotlight: Jennifer Hoenig Selected to the Expert Team for USA 500 Small Business M&A Resources Roundtable
January 1, 2022
Attorney Spotlight: Shehla Syed recognized by Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers for 2022
January 1, 2022
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