Venture Capital

The firm’s Venture Capital practice group provides legal services to start-up and emerging growth companies in all industries and the institutions and individuals that invest in them.

We represent companies at all stages of their development and life, from creation to exit. We provide creative, cost-efficient and practical solutions and structures to address formation issues relating to company and founder taxation, capitalization, governance, intellectual property protection, transferability of interests, compensation, exit planning and other matters. We assist growing companies with capital raises, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and other strategic partnerships and initial public offerings.

In cooperation with our Fund Formation and Investment Management practice group, we represent a variety of venture capital and private equity funds in connection with their portfolio company investments. Our firm also works with numerous strategic investors who invest in early-stage technologies. We structure, negotiate and document a variety of financing transactions, including investments in convertible preferred stock, preferred limited liability company interests, convertible debt, junior and subordinated debt with warrants, options and other types of derivative instruments.

Our substantial experience and expertise in venture capital matters, as both company and investor counsel, provide our lawyers with a working knowledge of current market conditions and expectations. In addition to providing advice on legal matters, we strive to give our clients an understanding of the practical business implications of the decisions they face. We also put our firm relationships to use for our clients, as we attempt to facilitate our clients’ business objectives.