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Dror Futter

Dror Futter

RIMÔN Law

Hackensack, NJ, USA


Dror Futter focuses his practice on startup companies and their investors, and has worked with a wide range of technology companies. His fifteen years’ experience as in-house counsel includes positions with Vidyo, Inc., a venture-backed videoconferencing company, and New Venture Partners, a venture fund focused on corporate spinouts. Prior to that, Mr. Futter was Counsel to the CIO of Lucent Technologies, as well as supporting parts of its sourcing organization.

Mr. Futter’s practice has three main focus areas:

Venture Finance/Corporate

Mr. Futter has represented companies and venture funds in numerous equity and debt financing rounds, from early “friends and family” and Seed rounds to later-stage mezzanine financings, and has been on both sides of the table in these transactions. On the corporate side, he routinely handles corporate formations, employee equity plans and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Futter has also been involved in over 40 corporate spinouts and understands the unique concerns of corporate venture investors.

Transactional IT & IP

Mr. Futter represents clients in a broad range of transactions, including: software licenses, SaaS Agreements, outsourcing agreements, development agreements, website terms and conditions, patent licenses, direct and indirect channel distribution agreements, services agreements, manufacturing agreements, and other supply chain agreements.

External General Counsel

As a former General Counsel and the sole attorney at a venture that went from 80 to 300 attorneys during his tenure, Mr. Futter has a deep understanding of the challenges faced by fast-growing companies and the type of business-focused legal counsel they require. In addition, his background allows him to counsel clients on a broad range of subjects without the need to involve other subject-matter experts. As a result, he is exceptionally well suited to serve as an external general counsel for growing companies with sophisticated legal needs that do not have internal counsel.

Prior to joining Rimon, Mr. Futter was a partner at the Newark, NJ-based McCarter & English, law firm where he was part of the Corporate Department and Venture Capital Practice Group.

Mr. Futter is a 1986 magna cum laude graduate of Princeton University and 1989 graduate of Columbia University School of Law. He also earned an Executive MBA in 1999 from the American Electronics Association Executive Institute of Stanford University.

Further to his academic and legal career accomplishments, Mr. Futter is a recognized thought leader in the areas of venture capital and technology transactions. Among other things, he serves on the Model Forms Drafting Group of the National Venture Capital Association and the legal advisory board of the Angel Capital Association. He is also a frequent speaker on venture-related topics for area Meetups and conferences.

Dror Futter is associated with the following items:
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies and Smart Contracts – What Lawyers Need to Know, Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Audio Only On-Demand Web  Audio Only On-Demand Web Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies and Smart Contracts – What Lawyers Need to Know - Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies and Smart Contracts – What Lawyers Need to Know, Thursday, October 26, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies and Smart Contracts – What Lawyers Need to Know - Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies and Smart Contracts – What Lawyers Need to Know, Thursday, October 26, 2017
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