Andrew J. Ferren

Andrew J. Ferren

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Andrew J. Ferren

Biography

Overview

Andy Ferren is an intellectual property lawyer and business counselor. Clients rely on him for legal and practical business guidance in matters involving intellectual property, commercial transactions, general corporate issues, and nonprofit operations and compliance.

His transactional practice includes licensing, technology transfer, joint ventures, collaboration agreements, purchase and sale agreements, e-commerce agreements, and other transactions involving intellectual property assets.  He is particularly adept at working with clients and their business partners to negotiate and craft agreements that accurately capture the parties’ intent and achieve their business objectives. 

Andy also helps clients to protect and manage their trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and other intellectual property in the U.S. and other markets through a variety of registration, enforcement, and defense efforts.  He works with these clients to develop and execute strategies that maximize the value of their intellectual property assets.

The clients he serves include retailers, real estate developers, private equity funds, technology companies, and individuals.  In advising these clients, Andy routinely consults with C-level managers, marketing personnel, and information technology specialists. 

Andy also devotes a substantial portion of his time to advising nonprofit organizations.  He helps such clients to meet their goals while complying with the rules that govern their tax-exempt status.  In these client relationships, Andy is as much a business advisor as a legal advisor.  When the firm’s nonprofit clients collaborate with for-profit businesses, Andy often helps to educate both sides of the deal about how the transaction can be legally structured.  Although he advises many of these non-profit clients on a pro bono basis, he takes pride in doing the same sophisticated work for them that he does for the firm’s other clients and in providing the same level of quality and responsiveness that other clients enjoy.

Accolades

  • Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Rated AV Preeminent™
  • The University of Chicago Law Review, Comment Editor

Affiliations

  • Advisory Council Member, Fair Trade USA, 2004-present
  • Board Member, Disability Rights Fund, Inc., 2015-present
  • Board Member, Disability Rights Advocacy Fund, Inc., 2015-present
  • Finance Commission Member, Town of Westwood, 2004-2008 
  • American Bar Association
  • Boston Bar Association
  • International Trademark Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association

Admissions

  • Massachusetts

Education

  • University of Chicago Law School  (J.D., 1991)
  • Harvard University  (A.B., cum laude, 1986)