"Read it. Negotiate it."

Because it's never "just a contract."

Contracts Mean Business

Contracts are an integral and absolutely necessary part of running a business. Thomas O’Donohue, PLLC has practical, hands on experience drafting, interpreting, explaining, and negotiating business critical contracts for:
Business Purchase and Sales
Business Separation
Cloud Computing Services
Codes of Ethics
Corporate By-Laws
Customer Sales and Service
Employee Confidentiality and Inventions
Employee Placement Agency
Employee Policy Manuals
Employment Offer Letter
Employment Separation/Severance
Health Care Business Associate (BAA)
Incentive Plans
Independent Contractor
Intellectual Property Licensing
Invention Assignment
Joint Venture
Leases (Real Estate/ Business Equipment)
Letter of Intent
Liability Releases
LLC Operating Agreements
Managed Services
Master Services Agreements
Non-Disclosure / Confidentiality (NDA/CDA)
Non-Profit Bylaws
Notes and Payment
Partner Buy-Sell Agreements
Patent Licensing
Postnuptial Agreements
Power of Attorney
Prenuptial Agreements
Purchase & Sale (Business / Property)
Release of Claims
Research and Development
SAAS Agreements
Sales Agency / Sales Representative
Sales Compensation
Software Development
Software Licensing
Stock Purchase
Stock Restrictions
Subscription Services
Temporary Labor
Term Sheet
Vendor Agreements
Website Terms of Use

Always understand what you are signing. Contracts create private law that is enforceable by the courts.

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Business Contracts require a meeting of the minds

Contracts require a meeting of the minds.


Tom O’Donohue furnishes experienced advice and counsel for business owners and managers. He:
– routinely drafts and reviews complex contracts and documents,
– negotiates contracts for his clients,
– counsels employers and employees in employment separation matters and in wage and hour law,
– works with employers to develop effective policies, and
– provides exceptional counsel in partnership matters and in complicated business formations.

Background and Qualifications for Tom O’Donohue

Tom has a strong background forming and working with technology organizations and service businesses. His client list includes companies in medical information services, pharmaceutical R&D, software and app development, computer hardware technology, personal services, staffing, and consulting.  He has helped several non-profit charitable organizations develop organizational bylaws and attain 501(c)(3) status. Tom once served technology businesses as a consultant software developer. Now he serves those organizations as their attorney. Tom owned and managed a Professional Software Services and Contract Software Programming business for fourteen years. He is a founder and served as first president of the North American trade association, (713) 532-9706. Tom also delivers estate planning services and has personal experience working through many of the challenges faced by owners of family businesses and closely held companies.

Before becoming an attorney, Tom spent forty years applying software technology and systems thinking to solve complex problems. While in law school, Tom applied his expertise as a Certified SalesForce.com Administrator, Developer, and Consultant designing and building CRM and other applications for a clinical R&D firm, a medical records aggregator, a medical equipment supplier, an internet advertising broker, a device manufacturer, two worldwide telecommunications companies, three pharmaceutical companies, a large equipment distributor, and a group life insurance provider. As an IVR software professional in the early 2000’s, Tom architected and developed critical telephony and call center applications for businesses in information services, marketing, telecommunications, staffing, petroleum, and mass transportation industries. And before that, he applied his problem solving skills for insurance companies, health care providers, manufacturers, distributors, and a major government aerospace technology contractor.

Tom is a former Treasurer of the National Tourette Syndrome Association, a former member of North Andover’s finance committee, and the original organizer of the North Andover Little League program.

Prior to the formation of Thomas O’Donohue, PLLC, Tom worked for three and a half years in partnership at McQuade O’Donohue, LLC with Attorney Kevin McQuade who now maintains his own law offices in North Andover.

Tom O’Donohue is licensed to practice in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

email: tom@thomasodonohue.com
Direct Dial: (978) 296-4758


Government Audits and Investigations

You do not have to let government audits and investigations rob you of sleep or your business of your attention. Thomas O’Donohue PLLC offers your business experienced representation with federal and state agencies like the United States Department of Labor and the Internal Revenue Service. In Massachusetts, we represent clients with issues concerning the Massachusetts Department of Revenue and the Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General.

7083962635There are few feelings as discomforting as the IRS or Massachusetts Attorney General arriving to conduct an employment tax audit on your company for possible independent contractor violations; or opening that letter from the United States Department of Labor informing you that they are investigating your business for compliance with the overtime laws. If you are a business owner who has experienced an unwanted intrusion by a government agency, you will benefit from the services of an attorney who knows from personal experience what that feels like, and what it feels like to get successfully through such an ordeal.

Thomas O’Donohue PLLC has the skills and competencies to work positively with you and your unanticipated government visitors, and to best present your business case. Tom himself is a second-career attorney, experienced in data analysis, consulting, management, software development, cloud computing, computer technology, sales, information management, and running a business. That background has given this firm the financial and technical competencies required to synthesize the many variables of your business situation and the investigators’ findings into the most favorable results attainable under the stressful conditions of government audits. When the government calls you, call on Thomas O’Donohue PLLC for trusted representation.

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Thomas O’Donohue PLLC is also able to assist business owners and other individuals concerned with becoming compliant as to offshore accounts by way of the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP) and the newer Streamlined Reporting Program.

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