We utilize a team approach, which ensures that advice is available in a wide range of capabilities that are critical to emerging businesses and their investors, including:
– Financing Alternatives
– Comprehensive Company and Founder Representation
– Fund Formation and Operations
– Intellectual Property
– Federal, State and International Taxation
– Joint Ventures; Licensing
– Employment; Equity Compensation
Our Venture Capital and Private Equity Group has a long tradition of offering insightful advice to both growing companies and their investors. We utilize a team approach, which ensures that expert advice is available in a wide range of specialty areas that are critical to emerging businesses and their investors, including:
Proper structuring and execution are critical to raising capital. We have broad expertise and experience in structuring, managing and implementing virtually all types of private financing transactions – including angel convertible debt rounds, venture capital investments, mezzanine private placements, secured and unsecured institutional debt financings, Regulation S placements and leverage recapitalizations – as well as most forms of public equity and debt offerings.
Comprehensive Company and Founder Representation
We offer business-savvy advice on many aspects of running and growing a business, including entity formation, capital raising, employee contracts and incentives, intellectual property protection and licensing, mergers and acquisitions, litigation, real estate, bankruptcy and personal financial planning.
Fund Formation and Operations
We represent venture capital, real estate and private equity fund sponsors and management in the structuring, formation, marketing and operation of a wide variety of collective investment vehicles. Additionally, we serve as U.S. counsel for off-shore funds with operations and portfolio interests worldwide.
Intellectual property often becomes one of a company’s most valuable assets. Early guidance is critical in establishing sound practices to preserve and protect intellectual property, whether it is contributed by founders, developed internally or acquired from third parties. We assist our clients in the development of appropriate intellectual property strategies under trademark, copyright, patent, or trade secret law, based on their particular business models, organizational needs and strategic directions.
Federal, State and International Taxation
Our attorneys can advise you on the most tax-savvy strategies for your business. We offer advice on business formations (including limited liability companies, limited partnerships, trusts and S corporations), investments (debt, equity and hybrid), mergers and acquisitions, cross border transactions and domestic and international business operations.
Joint Ventures; Licensing
We routinely provide counsel to clients with regard to joint ventures, strategic alliances, licenses and other contractual arrangements – both domestically and internationally.
Employment; Equity Compensation
Our labor, employment and employee benefits lawyers provide up-to-date advice and guidance on:
– stock option and restricted stock programs and other equity incentives
– non-compete and employment contracts
– executive compensation
– labor relations
– immigration matters
Our relationships with clients are not limited to providing legal services. Having advised many emerging companies, we can offer valuable insight and best practices on a wide variety of business matters, including:
– selection of directors and advisors
– preparation of business plans
– negotiation of financing terms and structures
– development of compensation programs for executives and key employees