Nicole Pierce

education

  • University of Florida School of Law, J.D., with Honors, 1997
  • Florida State University, B.S. Political Science, 1994 magna cum laude

speaking engagements

  • “Legal Aspects of Cause Related Marketing” (Annual Meeting Association of Corporate Counsel “ACC”) October 2005
  • “Cause Marketing, Sponsorships and Fundraisers” (Pro-Bono Partnership of Atlanta) May 2014
  • “Licensing and Marketing Legal Strategies” (Annual Conference for International Trademark Association “INTA”) May 2015
  • “Marketing and Corporate Sponsorships” (Pro-Bono Partnership of Atlanta) May 2018

Of Counsel

Nicole Pierce

about

I am a business attorney with over 20 years of experience helping companies manage risk while growing and adopting new technologies.  Prior to working with Shipe Dosik, I began my career in corporate law at one of Atlanta’s most prestigious law firms, where I focused on securities law and mergers and acquisitions. I loved the fast pace of the mergers and acquisition work and was excited to help my clients grow and change their businesses.  I then went in-house and served as the Assistant General Counsel to the American Cancer Society (“ACS”), one of the nation’s largest health organizations. There my work spanned into many new and exciting areas, including marketing and advertising, licensing, commercial contracts and technology. I worked intensively with senior management and effectively negotiated complex partnership agreements with companies such as Chevy, Walgreens, Neutrogena, and Delta. I also negotiated license and sponsorship agreements with various sports organizations such as the NFL, MLB, NCAA and NASCAR.

Working both at a large firm and as in-house counsel has given me a unique perspective on the practice of law. I honed my skills negotiating large complex transactions at the large firm, then was able to use those skills for my in-house position. My work inside of a company exposed me to a variety of the day- to-day issues that a company deals with – not just the big transactions that were outsourced to the big firms. At ACS, I was able to work hand-in-hand with management negotiating a wide variety of commercial agreements including technology agreements, sponsorship agreements, license agreements, vendor/supplier agreements, and strategic alliances. I was also able to create forms, streamline contract processes, and conduct training on legal issues to teach management how to avoid risk. I also developed highly specialized knowledge about marketing campaigns and the legal intricacies that are involved, including intellectual property issues, FTC regulations and regulations that apply to advertising on social media platforms.

I whole-heartedly share in the excitement and concerns that my clients have about their new ideas and businesses. I strive to gain a deep understanding of my client’s business so I can provide proactive legal advice and serve as a partner and business ally.  I don’t like to tell my client “no – you can’t do that”  – I instead like to find creative solutions to comply with the law while achieving my client’s business goals and strive to say, “let’s do it this way instead.”

I am originally from Florida (after elementary years in Cincinnati, Ohio) and loved growing up in the lush beauty of Coral Gables, Florida. After attending undergraduate and law school in Florida, I was ready for a change, and fell in love with the rolling hills and friendly people in Atlanta.  While I have traded the Atlantic ocean for the Chattahoochee River (I am a Scuba diver and paddleboarder), I have found that Atlanta is truly a hub for entrepreneurial innovation and creativity, and love calling Atlanta home.

E-Mail: nicole@shipedosiklaw.com

about

I am a business attorney with over 20 years of experience helping companies manage risk while growing and adopting new technologies.  Prior to working with Shipe Dosik, I began my career in corporate law at one of Atlanta’s most prestigious law firms, where I focused on securities law and mergers and acquisitions. I loved the fast pace of the mergers and acquisition work and was excited to help my clients grow and change their businesses.  I then went in-house and served as the Assistant General Counsel to the American Cancer Society (“ACS”), one of the nation’s largest health organizations. There my work spanned into many new and exciting areas, including marketing and advertising, licensing, commercial contracts and technology. I worked intensively with senior management and effectively negotiated complex partnership agreements with companies such as Chevy, Walgreens, Neutrogena, and Delta. I also negotiated license and sponsorship agreements with various sports organizations such as the NFL, MLB, NCAA and NASCAR.

Working both at a large firm and as in-house counsel has given me a unique perspective on the practice of law. I honed my skills negotiating large complex transactions at the large firm, then was able to use those skills for my in-house position. My work inside of a company exposed me to a variety of the day- to-day issues that a company deals with – not just the big transactions that were outsourced to the big firms. At ACS, I was able to work hand-in-hand with management negotiating a wide variety of commercial agreements including technology agreements, sponsorship agreements, license agreements, vendor/supplier agreements, and strategic alliances. I was also able to create forms, streamline contract processes, and conduct training on legal issues to teach management how to avoid risk. I also developed highly specialized knowledge about marketing campaigns and the legal intricacies that are involved, including intellectual property issues, FTC regulations and regulations that apply to advertising on social media platforms.

I whole-heartedly share in the excitement and concerns that my clients have about their new ideas and businesses. I strive to gain a deep understanding of my client’s business so I can provide proactive legal advice and serve as a partner and business ally.  I don’t like to tell my client “no – you can’t do that”  – I instead like to find creative solutions to comply with the law while achieving my client’s business goals and strive to say, “let’s do it this way instead.”

I am originally from Florida (after elementary years in Cincinnati, Ohio) and loved growing up in the lush beauty of Coral Gables, Florida. After attending undergraduate and law school in Florida, I was ready for a change, and fell in love with the rolling hills and friendly people in Atlanta.  While I have traded the Atlantic ocean for the Chattahoochee River (I am a Scuba diver and paddleboarder), I have found that Atlanta is truly a hub for entrepreneurial innovation and creativity, and love calling Atlanta home.

E-Mail: nicole@shipedosiklaw.com

education

  • University of Florida School of Law, J.D., with Honors, 1997
  • Florida State University, B.S. Political Science, 1994 magna cum laude

speaking engagements

  • “Legal Aspects of Cause Related Marketing” (Annual Meeting Association of Corporate Counsel “ACC”) October 2005
  • “Cause Marketing, Sponsorships and Fundraisers” (Pro-Bono Partnership of Atlanta) May 2014
  • “Licensing and Marketing Legal Strategies” (Annual Conference for International Trademark Association “INTA”) May 2015
  • “Marketing and Corporate Sponsorships” (Pro-Bono Partnership of Atlanta) May 2018

Of Counsel

Nicole Pierce

profile

I am a business attorney with over 20 years of experience helping companies manage risk while growing and adopting new technologies.  Prior to working with Shipe Dosik, I began my career in corporate law at one of Atlanta’s most prestigious law firms, where I focused on securities law and mergers and acquisitions. I loved the fast pace of the mergers and acquisition work and was excited to help my clients grow and change their businesses.  I then went in-house and served as the Assistant General Counsel to the American Cancer Society (“ACS”), one of the nation’s largest health organizations. There my work spanned into many new and exciting areas, including marketing and advertising, licensing, commercial contracts and technology. I worked intensively with senior management and effectively negotiated complex partnership agreements with companies such as Chevy, Walgreens, Neutrogena, and Delta. I also negotiated license and sponsorship agreements with various sports organizations such as the NFL, MLB, NCAA and NASCAR.

Working both at a large firm and as in-house counsel has given me a unique perspective on the practice of law. I honed my skills negotiating large complex transactions at the large firm, then was able to use those skills for my in-house position. My work inside of a company exposed me to a variety of the day- to-day issues that a company deals with – not just the big transactions that were outsourced to the big firms. At ACS, I was able to work hand-in-hand with management negotiating a wide variety of commercial agreements including technology agreements, sponsorship agreements, license agreements, vendor/supplier agreements, and strategic alliances. I was also able to create forms, streamline contract processes, and conduct training on legal issues to teach management how to avoid risk. I also developed highly specialized knowledge about marketing campaigns and the legal intricacies that are involved, including intellectual property issues, FTC regulations and regulations that apply to advertising on social media platforms.

I whole-heartedly share in the excitement and concerns that my clients have about their new ideas and businesses. I strive to gain a deep understanding of my client’s business so I can provide proactive legal advice and serve as a partner and business ally.  I don’t like to tell my client “no – you can’t do that”  – I instead like to find creative solutions to comply with the law while achieving my client’s business goals and strive to say, “let’s do it this way instead.”

I am originally from Florida (after elementary years in Cincinnati, Ohio) and loved growing up in the lush beauty of Coral Gables, Florida. After attending undergraduate and law school in Florida, I was ready for a change, and fell in love with the rolling hills and friendly people in Atlanta.  While I have traded the Atlantic ocean for the Chattahoochee River (I am a Scuba diver and paddleboarder), I have found that Atlanta is truly a hub for entrepreneurial innovation and creativity, and love calling Atlanta home.

E-Mail: nicole@shipedosiklaw.com

education

  • University of Florida School of Law, J.D., with Honors, 1997
  • Florida State University, B.S. Political Science, 1994 magna cum laude

speaking engagements

  • “Legal Aspects of Cause Related Marketing” (Annual Meeting Association of Corporate Counsel “ACC”) October 2005
  • “Cause Marketing, Sponsorships and Fundraisers” (Pro-Bono Partnership of Atlanta) May 2014
  • “Licensing and Marketing Legal Strategies” (Annual Conference for International Trademark Association “INTA”) May 2015
  • “Marketing and Corporate Sponsorships” (Pro-Bono Partnership of Atlanta) May 2018