Practice/Industry Group Overview
We represent underwriters, venture capital firms, private equity funds, angel investors, mutual funds, investment banks, pension funds, and other financial investment organizations, including institutional investors, such as universities and corporations, in their investing activities. We also represent scores of issuers of securities and companies accessing capital through private investment sources.
We have extensive experience counseling underwriters of initial public offerings and follow-on equity and debt financings, including working with both broad-based, internationally recognized financial institutions as well as industry-focused financiers.
Venture Capital and Private Equity
Our practice involves representing individual investors, venture capital, and private equity funds, as well as pools of investors in all types of financing, from early or seed stage investments through subsequent multi-investor and mezzanine financings.
Clients who have asked us to help them with fund formation benefit from the fact that we have organized venture capital funds in the United States, Israel, Singapore, Malaysia, and Hong Kong and represented those funds in the sale of limited partnership interests and other securities to investors in the United States, Europe, Japan, and elsewhere in the Pacific Rim. We represent a number of European institutions and families in connection with their U.S. portfolio investments and have also been active in American investments in foreign securities.
We counsel and represent business development corporations, hedge funds, private equity funds, mutual funds and mutual fund managers in all aspects of their activities, including product development, organization, formation, and establishment and maintenance of operating procedures. Our experience includes handling the securities, tax and ERISA work involved at each of those stages.
Institutional Investors and Pension Funds
Our fund management experience includes serving as purchaser's counsel, representing a number of tax-free bond funds as lead investor in bond financings, and as counsel to independent trustees. Additionally, we provide counsel for institutional investors, such as universities, private corporations and retirement funds, as they invest in a variety of investment vehicles.
As part of our funded company representation, public and private companies in biotechnology, technology, media, and software rely on our attorneys' knowledge of their industries and expertise in the negotiation of complex financings to aid them in accessing the capital they need to reach their corporate growth goals. Whether accessing public funds through the NASDAQ, NYSE, AMEX or other trading markets or through private sources such as venture funds or individual investors, Mintz Levin has the expertise to deliver funding to help our clients achieve their corporate objectives.