Kell L. Schoff, Esq.  


Direct Phone: 617-848-2618

Kell advises clients by applying a pragmatic, business-focused attitude and more than a decade of experience negotiating intellectual property licenses, commercial contracts, and technology transactions.  His clients include B2B and direct-to-consumer software providers, medical device manufacturers, and vendors servicing the biotech industry.  He was an associate at two large Boston law firms where his practice focused on IP licensing, commercial agreements, and technology transactions, and he has also worked as in-house counsel for a publicly-traded multinational medical device company, with responsibility for a wide variety of commercial contracts, IP licenses, R&D agreements and other transactional matters.

Practice Focus

Software Licensing and E-Commerce: Regularly negotiates licenses and commercial agreements throughout the distribution chain for developers, vendors and consumers of on-premise, SaaS and hybrid software products.  Counsels clients ranging from publicly-traded software companies focused on large business-to-business transactions to startup and emerging companies in healthcare IT and IoT spaces.    

Medical Devices: Worked as in-house counsel for a multinational medical device manufacturer with primary responsibility for a wide range of commercial contracts as well as supporting the company’s IT and R&D departments.  Negotiates distribution and supply agreements with Fortune 500 counterparties and group purchasing organizations representing hundreds of hospitals.  Advises emerging companies on joint development efforts, preclinical and clinical trial agreements and sponsored research arrangements.

Practice Areas

  • Commercial Contracts
  • Copyright
  • Licensing & Strategic Alliance
  • Research and Development Agreements


  • Biotech
  • Internet & E-Commerce
  • Medical Device
  • Manufacturing
  • Media & Publishing
  • Software