Albert B. Maggio, Jr


Contact

Tel. 561.922.3836
Fax 561.244.1062
amaggio@crgolaw.com

Areas of practice

Corporate Law and Finance
Intellectual Property Counselling, Licensing, and Litigation
Complex Commercial, Intellectual Property, and Executive Employment Litigation

Education

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, 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Biography

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 State Street Bank).

Mr. Maggio has also guided his clients through securities compliance issues and has developed corporate ethics and compliance programs. He has represented corporate and individual clients in complex commercial, intellectual property, and executive compensation litigation in state and federal courts. Mr. Maggio represented the named defendant in Architext, Inc. v. Kikuchi, et al., 20 Mass. L. Rep. 127 (May 19, 2005); 2005 Mass. Super. LEXIS 487, 2005 WL 2864244, the leading Massachusetts state court trade secrets case, wherein the trial court declined to adopt the "inevitable disclosure" doctrine and denied the plaintiff's motion for preliminary injunction and attachments. His civil appellate experience includes appearances before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court and the Massachusetts Appeals Court. Mr. Maggio's early trial and appellate practice included pro bono and reduced fee representation in felony, civil commitment, and termination of parental rights cases. He continues to provide pro bono corporate governance and intellectual property counselling to non-profit organizations.

Mr. Maggio was formerly a financial advisor and held Series 7 & 66 securities licenses with Merrill Lynch and UBS in Palm Beach. He was head of finance, administration and law for a California software company. Prior to his law practice, Mr. Maggio held sales and management positions with Unisys, Honeywell, Prime Computer, and Wang Laboratories, where he developed and managed the relationships with some of those companies largest customers.

Mr. Maggio served as president and a member of the board of directors of the South Florida Technology Alliance, Inc. (SFTA). He was an executive committee member of the MIT Enterprise Forum of South Florida,a board member and secretary of Il Circolo – The Italian Cultural Society of the Palm Beaches, and a founder, secretary, and director of the Palm Beach Figure Skating Club.

Mr. Maggio was an adjunct professor of ethics and business law at Atlantic Union College. He is a speaker and published author who has been quoted in Business Week Online, The Boston Globe, and The Recorder (CalLaw).

Publications

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 (co-editor) (Massachusetts Bar Association 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).

Speaking engagements

Moderator, Crowdfunding - Has Funding Your Start-up Just Gotten Easier? (MIT Enterprise Forum of South Florida (MITEFSF), September 2012); moderator, The Software & IT M&A Deal Paradigm Has Changed: What You Need to Know, (SFTA, January 2011); moderator, Redesigning the Business Model - Interactive Case Study (MITEFSF, June 2010); 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).

Memberships

Mr. Maggio is a Life Fellow of the Massachusetts Bar Foundation and an active member of its Audit Committee and IOLTA Grants Committee. He was chair of the Business Law Section Council of the Massachusetts Bar Association, co-editor of the Business Law News of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of California. He 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). Mr. Maggio is listed in the 9th edition of Who’s Who in American Law.