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Geoffrey P. Vickers

Geoffrey P. Vickers

Partner

One Nashville Place
150 Fourth Avenue North
Suite 1100
Nashville, TN 37219
geof.vickers@nelsonmullins.com

Geof is a team leader for the firm and focuses his practice on advising domestic and global service providers and customers on general business and technology issues and complex sourcing and managed services arrangements, including assisting with developing business, operational and legal strategies, negotiating transactions, and corporate and operational structures.

Geof’s experience encompasses drafting,...

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Geof is a team leader for the firm and focuses his practice on advising domestic and global service providers and customers on general business and technology issues and complex sourcing and managed services arrangements, including assisting with developing business, operational and legal strategies, negotiating transactions, and corporate and operational structures.

Geof’s experience encompasses drafting, negotiating, and managing information technology (IT) and telecommunication outsourcing agreements, business process outsourcing arrangements, distribution relationships, licensing arrangements, joint ventures, strategic alliances, and teaming arrangements.

In addition, Geof also advises early and growth stage companies and investors on formation and business structuring issues, financing and investment structures, licensing and commercial contracting matters, and corporate governance issues. His experience covers a range of industries and subject matters, including HealthIT, telecommunications, privacy and security, Internet of Things, cloud computing, open source code, software, Internet, digital media, retail, and manufacturing.

Geoffrey P. Vickers

negotiating, and managing information technology (IT) and telecommunication outsourcing agreements, business process outsourcing arrangements, distribution relationships, licensing arrangements, joint ventures, strategic alliances, and teaming arrangements.

In addition, Geof also advises early and growth stage companies and investors on formation and business structuring issues, financing and investment structures, licensing and commercial contracting matters, and corporate governance issues. His experience covers a range of industries and subject matters, including HealthIT, telecommunications, privacy and security, Internet of Things, cloud computing, open source code, software, Internet, digital media, retail, and manufacturing.

Geof is a team leader for the firm and focuses his practice on advising domestic and global service providers and customers on general business and technology issues and complex sourcing and managed services arrangements, including assisting with developing business, operational and legal strategies, negotiating transactions, and corporate and operational structures.

Geof’s experience encompasses drafting,... negotiating, and managing information technology (IT) and telecommunication outsourcing agreements, business process outsourcing arrangements, distribution relationships, licensing arrangements, joint ventures, strategic alliances, and teaming arrangements.

In addition, Geof also advises early and growth stage companies and investors on formation and business structuring issues, financing and investment structures, licensing and commercial contracting matters, and corporate governance issues. His experience covers a range of industries and subject matters, including HealthIT, telecommunications, privacy and security, Internet of Things, cloud computing, open source code, software, Internet, digital media, retail, and manufacturing.

Experience

Following is a selected sampling of matters and is provided for informational purposes only. Past success does not indicate the likelihood of success in any future matter.

Experience

  • Represented both suppliers and buyers of technology services and products with clients ranging from technology startups and emerging market companies to Fortune 500 companies
  • Experience in drafting and negotiating complex outsourcing agreements, software design and development agreements, cloud computing and network based application hosting agreements, hardware and software purchase/licensing agreements, reseller and vendor agreements, product supply agreements, and subcontracting agreements
  • Has routinely guided clients through the evolving business and legal issues involved in the design and development of applications related to the Internet of Things, online social networking applications, and network based marketing

Representative Transactions

  • Negotiated $150 million master agreement for public utility company to outsource application maintenance and network management services
  • Negotiated $20 million master agreement for paper manufacturer to outsource client’s IT security and infrastructure
  • Negotiated $500 million master agreement for global consumer goods manufacturer and retailer for outsourcing client’s customer service, online ordering, shipping, customer payment, and application development functions
  • Represented utility company in outsourcing its back office customer support services
  • Counseled publicly traded manufacturing company in outsourcing of payroll and benefits processing services and negotiation of third party administrator arrangement
  • Counseled national hardware and software company providing web conferencing and second generation video conferencing
  • Counseled national manufacturing company in outsourcing of entire IT department
  • Counseled custom application development company in design and development of iPhone application for national restaurant chain
  • Counseled large automobile manufacturing company in comprehensive outsourcing of IT functions to multiple third party IT logistics providers
  • Has regularly counseled the Procurement Department of Fortune 100 technology company in worldwide negotiations with all manner of purchasing agents
  • Counseled Fortune 100 technology company in sale of software and services to large national insurance provider

Education

  • University of Mississippi School of Law, JD (2004)
  • Harding University, BBA, magna cum laude (2000)

Admissions

  • Tennessee

Practice Areas

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  • Cyberspace Law Committee, American Bar Association
  • Software Development & Licensing Committee, American Bar Association
  • Information Security Committee, American Bar Association
  • Open Source Software Committee, American Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Nashville Bar Association
  • Board Member, Tennessee Soccer Club
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