Alice Turinas has more than 20 years of experience and frequently acts as outside general counsel for technology focused business. She also advises heavy corporate users of SaaS technology, and has helped non-US companies expand to the US. Alice is licensed in New York, Texas and New Jersey and has relocated to Austin; her firm continues to maintain an office in New York City, where her partner is located. As a former business attorney for a global law firm with 725 attorneys and 13 offices (London, New York, Houston, etc.), and as former senior counsel for AT&T’s web and e-commerce businesses, Alice has developed, negotiated and closed complex cross-border agreements for technology businesses. She also has experience in M&A, especially in acquiring SaaS and software companies based in the US and elsewhere. Alice advises clients on protection of intellection property, IP licensing best practices, data secruity and privacy, insurance and risk management, doing business in the US, entity formation, capital raising and other aspects of corporate finance, M&A, strategy for executive compensation and effective employment policies, and preparing a business for a sale or other exit. Alice's experience includes strategic contracts such as technology licenses (in and out), acquisition / purchase agreements, formation, shareholder agreements, LLC operating agreements, corporate governance agreements, buy-sell agreements with tag-along / drag-along provisions, other investment agreements, executive employment agreements and consultant agreements involving equity incentive compensation, supply chain (vendor) service agreements, customer agreements, subscription agreements, SaaS provider agreements, joint venture agreements, development agreements, reseller / sales agent and other distribution agreements, referral and co-marketing agreements, teaming agreements, severance agreements, beta or trial agreements, equipment leasing, financing agreements, non-competition agreements, assignment of invention agreements and office leases.


LICENSED TO PRACTICE IN: New York, Texas, New Jersey

CURRENT FIRM: Turinas & Bird LLC

PRIOR FIRM(S): BakerBotts  |  LeClairRyan

LAW SCHOOL: Harvard University


Intellectual Property

(Outside General Counsel, Licensing Transactions, Advertising and Marketing, Copyright Law, Open Source Software Counseling and Compliance)

Corporate and Securities

(Commercial Contracts, Corporate Governance, Cross-Border Transactions, Debt Finance, M&A, Partnerships and Joint Ventures)

Data Privacy and Cybersecurity

(Cyberliability Insurance | Data Retention | Governance and Compliance)

INDUSTRY: Cloud solution providers and heavy corporate users of cloud-based technology; Software as a Service providers who serve regulated industries such as healthcare and human resources