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Bisnow FedTech: Lawyer Frank Blackstone of Blackstone Counsel, who works as outside general counsel to over 25 small to mid-sized tech firms, and used to work for giants like IBM, EDS and HP, shared with us some recurring trends.

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Washington Post: Blackstone spent much of his career inside corporate legal departments and large private firms before opening his own shop in 2003. That's his most entrepreneurial moment, he said.

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About Us


Based upon the depth and breadth of our experience, Blackstone Counsel provides outside General
Counsel services to companies who need and value a business-oriented approach to legal issues,
personalized service and responsiveness, together with cost-effective legal solutions. Blackstone
– a change in the way you view legal services.

We provide top tier law firm and in-house corporate experience at lower billable rates. We also place
special emphasis on small to mid-size businesses to help your company get its business done on a
day-to-day basis, and we are devoted to your success.

Principal attorney Frank Blackstone has extensive experience with complex transactions, government
contracts and compliance, intellectual property issues, commercial litigation, and employment matters for clients ranging from emerging companies to multinational corporations and non-profit organizations.

Frank Blackstone has over twenty years of business law experience, and has been a Partner in private practice with several firms, including Mintz Levin and LeClair Ryan in the Washington, DC area, and Godwin & Ronquillo in Dallas, Texas. Prior to private practice, he served as Associate General Counsel and Senior Attorney at EDS Corporation (now HP Enterprise Services), where he handled outsourcing and complex licensing agreements, litigation and employment matters, intellectual property issues, and managed numerous internal and external resources and budgets.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Frank worked in the technology industry for IBM in Chicago, and for an emerging start-up software company in Northern Virginia.

Frank Blackstone is admitted to practice in Virginia, the District of Columbia, Pennsylvania and Texas, as well as before several U.S. District Courts, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He earned his B.A. from Northwestern University and was awarded his Juris Doctor from George Washington University in 1987. Frank is also AV-rated by Martindale®.

In addition, Blackstone Counsel is connected to a network of talented and experienced attorneys and business people, who are available to provide their collective experience and knowledge to meet our Clients’ legal and business needs.

Please Contact Us to discuss your specific legal concerns.

Franklin Blackstone

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