Audrey Nicolson counsels clients on a variety of intellectual property issues, with an emphasis on technology transactions and trademarks. Audrey assists with intellectual property aspects in all stages of M&A transactions, including drafting and negotiating IP provisions of purchase agreements and disclosure schedules.

    Audrey has experience drafting and negotiating various technology and IP-related agreements, including assignment agreements, license agreements, and SaaS agreements.

    In the trademark area, Audrey helps clients create and protect their brands. She counsels clients in their selection, registration, and enforcement of trademarks throughout the world.

    She also counsels clients on issues relating to copyrights, open source software, and sweepstakes.

    Audrey is actively involved with pro bono matters, including representing clients in post-conviction proceedings, such as life without parole sentences imposed on juvenile offenders.

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    • Assisted private equity client with US$600+ million sale of majority-owned subsidiary that is a provider of disposal and recycling solutions.
    • Assisted amusement park and immersive entertainment client with US$200+ million acquisition of two iconic water parks.
    • Assisted convenience retail store client with acquisition of 54 New York-based convenience stores and gas stations, and acquisition of 69 convenience stores and gas stations operating in Kentucky, West Virginia, and Ohio.
    • Assisted world’s leading industrial thread manufacturer with carve-out and sale of its well-known craft brands.
    • Assisted largest UK airport owner and operator client with acquisition of three airport parking, hotel, and transfer booking platforms.
    • Assisted well-known designer and manufacturer of high-performance vehicles with US$300+ million acquisition of original equipment manufacturer for light-duty trucks and sports utility vehicles, and acquisition of high-performance suspension components provider.
    • Assisted one of the largest health insurers in Ohio with acquisition of data-driven provider of wellness solutions.
    • Assisted identity data intelligence client with US$300+ million acquisition of digital identity verification and fraud prevention technology.
    • Assisted with acquisition of automotive provider of high-definition 3D digital map technology.
    • Assisted specialized private equity firm with its strategic recapitalization of well-known corporation in the particles and materials characterization industry.
    • Assisted client with partnership agreement in order to establish one of the world’s largest owned and managed fleets of private aircraft.
    • Assisted client with acquisition of international OEM of ships sold to commercial and military (US and foreign) customers around the world.
    • Assisted global market leader of environmental solutions for industrial waste streams with US$60 million carve-out and sale of its boilers and energy-efficient heat transfer products.
    • Assisted investment partnership client with sale of special single-engine aircraft building company.
    • Assisted with acquisition of R&D company relating to new PTCA treatment methods.


    • University of Illinois, J.D., associate editor, The Elder Law Journal, 2016
    • University of California, Irvine, B.S.E.E., 2012


    • California


    • U.S. Dist. Ct., C. Dist. of California

    Memberships and Affiliations

    • San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Association
    • International Trademark Association
    • The Bar Association of San Francisco

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