Business and Corporate
We help entrepreneurs form and organize their businesses. We advise clients with respect to entity selection, shareholder, company, partnership, and similar agreements, raising capital, managing risk and liability, intellectual property management and protection, and the variety of other legal issues that start-ups should consider. We also advise clients with respect to the administrative and regulatory issues that they encounter from local, state, and federal governments and agencies.
Private Equity and Venture Capital
We assist both issuers and investors with structuring and negotiating private equity and venture capital investments. We also represent angel and seed capital investors, friends and family investors, and family offices in connection with their investments in early and growth-stage private companies. We have experience representing portfolio companies of private equity and venture capital funds in an “outside general counsel” capacity. We have experience in a variety of transactions, including traditional investments and private placements, joint ventures, strategic alliances and partnerships, and mezzanine finance and investments.
Mergers and Acquisitions
We represent buyers, sellers, majority and minority equity holders, boards of directors, and management teams in connection with M&A transactions. We have experience in a variety of acquisition structures, including private mergers, asset and stock acquisitions, roll-ups, management buyouts, leveraged acquisitions, divestitures and spin-offs, and recapitalizations. We have experience advising clients with respect to M&A transactions across a diverse range of industries and sectors, including healthcare, life sciences, manufacturing, oil and gas, real estate, and technology.
General Business Representation
We help clients address a variety of general business needs and issues. We advise clients with respect to corporate governance matters, fiduciary duties, managing risk and liability, record keeping, and contracting and doing business with third parties. We have experience responding to the day-to-day needs of early and growth-stage companies.
We assist our clients with their real estate transactions. We advise clients regarding leasing, purchasing, selling, assigning, and subleasing real estate. We also represent a number of clients in connection with their real estate investment and financing activities.
Intellectual Property and Technology
We assist clients with identifying, evaluating, and protecting their intellectual property rights, including patents, trademarks, trade secrets, and copyrights. We have experience negotiating and structuring assignment and licensing transactions involving intellectual property rights as well as experience advising early and growth-stage companies with respect to procedures and safeguards to protect intellectual property.
We assist clients in negotiating and structuring commercial transactions. We have experience advising clients with respect to reseller agreements, master services agreements, professional services agreements, and a variety of other ordinary course commercial transactions.