We specialize in the issues that start-up companies commonly face, from entity formation and raising capital from investors to structuring key employment relationships and strategies for protecting intellectual property.
We advise clients on compliance with federal and state securities laws in raising capital from investors. We also use our experience to help clients structure or negotiate their offerings in a manner that is responsive to market requirements.
We help innovative companies commercialize and protect their intellectual property through licensing arrangements, and we regularly work with technology transfer companies in the spin-out of their businesses.
We help companies establish arrangements to award equity stakes in their businesses to their key employees in the most tax-advantageous manner.
We have extensive experience in drafting and negotiating commercial contracts with customers, vendors, suppliers, sales distributors and reps, joint venture partners and other parties critical to our clients' businesses.
We have represented both buyers and sellers in a wide variety of M&A transactions, many of these involving companies in fast-growth industries.
We advise clients on the application of federal and state franchise laws to various types of marketing, sales and distribution arrangements.