Pia  F. Aklian philadelphia

Pia F. Aklian

Associate

Overview

Pia Aklian focuses her practice on business counseling and financial transactions.  She has experience in negotiating and drafting complex corporate and commercial transactions.  Pia represents clients on a broad range of business matters including mergers and acquisitions, equity/venture capital transactions, private placements and related SEC regulatory matters, drafting of complex commercial contracts, formation and organization of business entities, drafting of licensing and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) agreements, intellectual property matters, strategic partnerships, and general corporate compliance matters.

Prior to joining Eckert Seamans, Pia served as general manager and in-house counsel to a mobile enterprise software company, which provided her with valuable insight as to the legal and business needs of the corporation.  She also served as a judicial law clerk for the Pennsylvania Office of General Counsel.

Representative Matters

  • Transactional counsel to clients in stock and asset business sales
  • Assists clients in formation of funds through private placements and related regulatory compliance matters
  • Corporate and transactional counsel to an enterprise software company working with Fortune 100
  • Corporate counsel for financial transactions ranging from start-up through seed, Series A, Series B, and exit
  • Corporate counsel for Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), licensing, and service agreements
  • Corporate counsel for equity transactions
  • Assists clients in the formation of business entities and drafting of organizational documents

Awards and Recognition:

  • James S. Bowman American Inn of Court Award

News and Insights

Publications

  • “Clarifying Agency Response Time for Right-to-Know-Law Requests: A Survey of Commonwealth v. Donahue,” Widener Law Journal, June 2016.

Media Coverage

  • Guest speaker on Smart Talk, WITF Radio, February 2015.

Interests

Pia plays piano and enjoys tennis, swimming, and golf.