Barclay Damon
Barclay Damon

Mike 
     Moore

Mike Moore

Partner

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f: 716.768.2717

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Buffalo Office

The Avant Building
200 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, New York 14202

A former software business executive––most recently serving as CFO and business-affairs vice president of an award-winning software-as-a-service (SaaS) legal-practice management provider––Mike works primarily with venture capital, entrepreneurs, and start-ups, advising eSports ventures, medical-technology companies, application and cloud service providers (ASPs), managed service providers (MSPs), and customer-relationship-management software providers (CRM). He serves as Barclay Damon’s Corporate Practice Area co-chair and co-team leader of the manufacturing team.

Mike represents businesses and business owners in all stages of growth, from initial structure, business-plan development, and operational-scaling issues––including team-building, incentive compensation, and retention––through capital financing, strategic business transactions, and exit. He also advises and structures key business contracts, executive compensation, and advises on mergers and acquisitions (M&A). He has raised millions in private equity in seed and early-stage rounds for companies handling application software, cryptocurrency mining, advanced weapon technology, cannabis industry investigations, and entertainment ventures, including a recent 43North start-up contest winner.

Mike’s hands-on experience––including his own personal experience as an entrepreneur––with seed, angel, and later-round funding provides his clients with unique advantages and industry contracts. He uses his business-focused perspective and knowledge of financial reporting, complex forecasting, KPIs, and other business analytics to provide practical, value-additive solutions to challenges.

Representative Experience

  • Represents several closely held, established area businesses, advising them in connection with day-to-day business matters, transition planning, and strategic and M&A transactions.
  • Represented an early-stage medical-tech venture in connection with its seed, Series A, and Series B private placements, raising funding for its design and development of patent-protected technology that minimizes implant-related infections.
  • Counseled a provider of portable electric-car-charging technology––the grand prize winner of the 43North start-up competition––in connection with obtaining its Series A financing led by a Boston-based venture capital firm, working with NVCA model terms while drafting and implementing founder contracts, employee confidentiality and invention assignments (EIAAs), and an equity incentive plan (EIP).
  • Advised a leading legal-practice-management software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider in connection with general corporate matters, the refinement of licensing terms, and financing issues.
  • Worked closely with a longstanding provider of building control systems and a business analytics provider in connection with the development, protection, and subsequent monetization of their Internet of Things (IoT) initiatives.
  • Advised a rapidly growing eSports enterprise throughout its entire life cycle from inception through exit, including work on its initial angel funding (using S.A.F.E. terms); closing upon its first convertible debt round and later equity round; assisting with transactional scaling issues, including strategic acquisitions; and negotiating terms of a successful exit with a private equity firm.
  • Completed the succession planning of highly successful, veteran-owned professional services company to provide for a partial sale and a partial business transition to a new ownership group.
  • Worked with licensed medical professional to restructure and successfully sell his multi-million practice to a nationwide aggregator of managed service providers and professional care givers.
  • Counseled multiple practicing neurological-surgeon entrepreneurs and advised them in connection with their respective ventures, including the commercialization, protection, and subsequent monetization and licensing of their medical-tech intellectual property.
  • Advised an acquiring group in connection with the acquisition and subsequent business integration of several HVAC sales representative and service organizations into the client’s existing platform.
  • Served as co-inventor of US Patent #2009/0106368 A1, “Injection Advertising Technology.”

Practice Areas

Education

  • University at Buffalo School of Law, J.D.
  • State University of New York at Buffalo School of Business Management, M.B.A.
  • State University of New York at Buffalo, B.A.

Admitted To Practice

  • New York

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Bar Association of Erie County
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Beta Gamma Sigma

Civic Activities

  • University at Buffalo, Former Accounting, Finance and Business Law Adjunct
  • Share-A-Pet, Pet-Assisted Therapy Program, Volunteer

Speaking & Publications

  • VirtualLegalTech, “Legal Project Management”
  • Ridiculously Remarkable Legal Billing: How Better Billing Practices Improve Your Law Firm and Your Life, Co-Author
  • The Law Firm of Tomorrow, Co-Author

Honors

  • University at Buffalo, Excellence in Teaching Award Honorable Mention, 1995
  • University at Buffalo, School of Management Achievement Award
  • University at Buffalo, Undergraduate Student of the Year Nominee

Prior Experience

  • Privately Owned Leading SaaS Legal Practice Management Software Company, CFO and Vice President of Business Affairs
  • Privately Owned Successful Start-Up Consulting Firm, EVP and Co-Founder
  • NASDAQ-Traded, Publicly Owned Mobile/Wireless Technology Company, Business Affairs EVP
  • Cloud Application Provider for the SOHO Market, Senior Director
  • Damon Morey LLP, Associate