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Maria E. Recalde

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Maria E. Recalde

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Phone: 617.897.5620
Fax: 617.439.9363
mrecalde@sheehan.com
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Practice Focus

Maria chairs the firm's Corporate Department and serves on the Management Committee. Her practice concentrates on the rapidly changing areas of technology and intellectual property transactions, litigation and counseling.

A significant portion of Maria’s practice involves advising clients on matters involving intellectual property protection, licensing and transferring, electronic contracting, data security regulation, compliance and breaches, software and technology development, distribution and licensing, SaaS, IaaS and PaaS transactions, commercial contracts, advertising and marketing, consumer promotions (online sweepstakes and contests), consumer privacy, e-commerce, web site development, maintenance and hosting, co-branding, joint ventures, strategic alliances and electronic communications in the workplace.

In the social media arena, Maria’s practice includes advising clients on the development and implementation of social media guidelines and compliance programs associated with uses of social media, negotiating, securing and clearing intellectual property rights, drafting and negotiating agreements relating to advertising, marketing and other promotional activities conducted across various multimedia platforms, user-generated content, and otherwise facilitating and advancing marketing strategies and campaigns involving social media.

Maria's practice also includes litigation involving non-competition agreements, theft of trade secrets, unfair and deceptive business practices, and trademark and copyright infringement in both state and federal courts. She also practices before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Maria presents and writes regularly on intellectual property, Internet, e-commerce, social media, electronic communications and related topics.

Sample Matters
  • Representing SaaS provider of e-learning solutions with regard to technology, software and/or content development and licensing transactions.
  • Representing a manufacturer of yogurt and yogurt-related products in connection with commercial contracts, protection of confidential and proprietary information, intellectual property licensing and protection, and branding, advertising and promotional-related matters.
  • Advising manufacturer of vitamin, mineral and nutritional supplement products with regard to intellectual property protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights.

Education

B. A., Wellesley College
J. D., Boston College Law School

Honors

  • Selected as one of the "Top Ten Women Lawyers in Boston" and as one of the “Top Ten Corporate Lawyers” by Women's Business Boston.
  • Received the “Diversity Heroes Award” given by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly and the Massachusetts Bar Association at their annual “Excellence in the Law” event, which celebrates achievement and distinction in the profession.
  • Selected on multiple years by Law & Politics as a Massachusetts “Super Lawyer” and a New England Super Lawyer in the field of Intellectual Property.
  • Named one of the “20 on the Move, Hispanic Executives Making an Impact in Boston” by the Boston Business Journal and El Planeta.
  • Recognized by the Massachusetts Association of Hispanic Attorneys with its Las Primeras Award for her unique contributions, vision and leadership within the Latino community in Massachusetts.

Memberships and Admissions

Maria is admitted to practice in Massachusetts. She is a former Trustee of the Boston Bar Foundation. Maria chaired the Boston Bar Journal's Board of Editors (2001-2004) and served as a member of the Council of the Boston Bar Association (1999-2002). She has also served on the Boston Bar Association Beacon Award Nominating Committee (2010). She is a member of the Boston Bar Association, the Women's Bar Association, and the Hispanic National Bar Association.

Community Involvement

Maria has been active in a number of community organizations and as a panelist in Bar-sponsored programs, among others. She is a former member of the Board of Directors of the South Shore Health and Educational Corporation and a current member of the Board of Directors of South Shore Hospital. Maria is also a member of the South Shore Chamber of Commerce Women’s Business Connection (“WBC”) Steering Committee and the Governing Body of the ATHENAPowerLink® Program, a unique business mentoring program sponsored by the WBC. She is Past-President and a former member of the Board of Directors of the South Shore Women's Business Network in Massachusetts. Maria also served on the Wellesley Development and Outreach Council, an advisory council to the Board of Trustees, the President and the Office of Resources and Public Affairs of Wellesley College. She is a former member of the Advisory Board of the Boston Chapter of the Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting, ALPFA. She is also a former member of the Board of Directors of the International Institute of Boston/International Institute of New Hampshire.

Maria is a native of Managua, Nicaragua, and is fluent in Spanish.

Practice Areas
Intellectual Property and Technology
Business Litigation
Commercial Contracts - Domestic and International
Franchise and Distribution Law

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