Albert B. Maggio, Jr.
areas of practice
Corporate Law and Finance
Intellectual Property Licensing and Counseling.
J.D., cum laude, New England School of Law
M.B.A., Lubin School of Business at Pace University
B.S., Stern School of Business at New York University
admitted to practice
California, Florida, Massachusetts, United States Tax Court, U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, 1st Circuit Court of Appeals, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Mr. Maggio focuses his practice on corporate, technology, and licensing transactions, with a special emphasis in the software, communications, entertainment, and mass and new media industries. He routinely represents high growth companies in negotiations of corporate and licensing agreements, debt and equity transactions, as well as corporate formation, structure, and operational matters. Mr. Maggio has served as a trusted advisor and legal counsel to directors, management teams, and significant investors in several venture-backed and public companies, including Netegrity (acquired by CA), SpeechWorks (acquired by Nuance), Unveil (assets acquired by Microsoft), R&O/ViaSoft (acquired by Allen Systems Group), Kavado (acquired by Protegrity), and InterSec Research (acquired by Deutsche Bank).
Mr. Maggio has also guided his clients through securities compliance issues and has developed corporate ethics and compliance programs. He was formerly a financial advisor and held Series 7 & 66 securities licenses with Merrill Lynch and UBS in Palm Beach. Mr. Maggio was head of finance, administration and law for a California software company. Prior to his law practice, he held sales and management positions with Unisys, Honeywell Information Systems, Prime Computer, and Wang Laboratories, where he developed and managed the relationships with some of those companies’ largest customers.
Mr. Maggio served as president (2010-2011) and a member of the board of directors (2008-2011) of the South Florida Technology Alliance, Inc. (SFTA). He is secretary and an executive committee member of the MIT Enterprise Forum of South Florida and a board member and secretary of Il Circolo – The Italian Cultural Society of the Palm Beaches. Mr. Maggio is also a founder and former secretary and director of the Palm Beach Figure Skating Club, Inc.
He is a speaker and published author who has been quoted in Business Week Online, The Boston Globe, and The Recorder (CalLaw). Mr. Maggio was an adjunct professor of ethics and business law at Atlantic Union College.
Editor, Business Law News, The State Bar of California (Issue No.2, 2004); contributing author, Drafting and Enforcing Massachusetts Contracts, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Inc. (MCLE 2002); contributing author, Technology Licensing Primer, (MCLE 2001, 2000); “Ethical Dilemmas in Representing Emerging Enterprises," in the Handbook for Corporate Counsel (editor, Massachusetts Bar Association (MBA) 1999); “Merging Small Players Onto the Fast Track,” in Intellectual Property, (Winter 1996); “‘Til Death Do Us Part,” in Intellectual Property, (Summer 1996); “Ten Rules of Representing and Retaining Start-up Companies,” in Barrister, Vol. 21 No.3 (Fall 1994).
Moderator, The Software & IT M&A Deal Paradigm Has Changed: What You Need to Know, (SFTA, January 2011); panelist, What You Don’t Know May Cost You – Protect What Is Yours, (SFTA, March 2010); panelist, Technology & Software Licensing, (MCLE, May 2001); panelist, Technology & Software Licensing, (MCLE, July 2000); chair, Boot Camp for Business: Strategies for Successful Mergers & Acquisitions, (MBA Institute, December 1999); chair, Boot Camp for Business: Year 2000 Compliance, (MBA Institute, April 1998); chair, Boot Camp for Business: Preparing the Emerging Business for Venture Capital Financing, (MBA Institute, November 1997).
Mr. Maggio is a Life Fellow of the Massachusetts Bar Foundation and an active member of its IOLTA Grants Committee. He was chair of the Business Law Section Council of the Massachusetts Bar Association (1998-1999), co-editor (2006-2007) and editorial board member (2003-2007) of the Business Law News of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of California. Mr. Maggio was vice chair of the Computers and Computer Law Committee of the Young Lawyers Division of the American Bar Association (ABA) (1993-1994); Planning Board Member of the ABA’s American Inns of Court Committee (1992-1993), member of the Boston Inn of Court (1991-1994), and member of the Computer Law Association (1994-1998). He is listed in the 9th edition of Who’s Who in American Law.