As the leader of the Firm’s Commercial and Technology Agreement practice, David Goeschel has “a seat at the table” for his clients’ strategic relationship discussions and contract negotiations. David has spent his entire career helping businesses increase their value through commercializing their intellectual property, and exclusively focuses his practice on getting deals done through structuring, negotiating and implementing complex commercial contractual arrangements.
David combines his transactional skills of contract drafting and negotiation with his understanding of technology and intellectual property. He values clear communication with his clients throughout the contracting process, which must strike a balance between zealously advocating for his client in order to reach an agreement while still reaching a sound business deal that is beneficial for all parties.
David has extensive experience structuring and negotiating a wide range of commercial contracts, including manufacturing, distribution, supply, licensing, consulting and other contractual arrangements throughout the supply chain and procurement process. His background in intellectual property allows him to be a strategic advisor to technology clients, with a particular focused on technology transactions, with vast experience drafting and negotiating software license, development and SaaS agreements. David routinely works with clients to structure, design and implement form contracts uniquely situated to their businesses and industries.
David’s clients range from start-up technology companies to Fortune 500 businesses across all industries. He understands that clients need a legal partner that can move at the speed of their business and has built a team capable of supporting clients and their contract needs under any unforeseen circumstance. There is rarely a “one size fits all” contracting solution, so David is adept at creating flexible solutions tailored for a particular client’s needs. This could include developing improved contracting processes and forms, serving as specialized resource for complex contract negotiations, handling month-end or quarter-end overflow for in-house counsel, and acting in an extended in-house counsel role when needed. He strategically structures relationships with clients to fit their needs, whether it is through flat-fees, blended rates, or other alternative fee arrangements.
For his work in these areas, David was named a Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2016-2018. He has also been recognized by Omaha Magazine Top Lawyers of Omaha in Commercial Transactions and by Chambers and Partners for his Intellectual Property work.
David is a member of Koley Jessen's Diversity and Inclusion Committee and is the Chair of the Recruiting Committee.
News & Publications
- How to Improve Your Company’s Form Software License Agreement — Part 4: Representations and Warranties10.06.2022
- The Nebraska Lawyer Magazine, 03.2016
- KJ University, 09.20.2022
- Omaha Magazine, 07.2021
Honors & Affiliations
Honors & Awards
Chambers USA, Intellectual Property, 2022
Omaha Magazine Top Lawyers of Omaha, Commercial Transactions Law, 2021
Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2016-2018
Community & Professional
Nebraska and Omaha Bar Associations
Knights of Aksarben Foundation, Floor Committee
Leadership Bellevue, 2013
J.D., Creighton University, 2008 (cum laude)
- Certificate of Concentration: Business Law
- General Staff, Creighton Law Review, 2006-2007
- Editorial Staff, Creighton Law Review, 2007-2008
B.A. University of Kansas, 2004
- Political Science
B.S. University of Kansas, 2004
- Journalism/Strategic Communications
- State of Nebraska
U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska