Startup and high-growth technology and life sciences companies, and the venture and strategic investors that invest in them, turn to our global team to advise on a wide range of legal and business matters. With offices in major technology hubs across the United States and around the world, we provide sophisticated counsel to companies at all stages of maturity, from startup to growth stage to public, and to investors from every part of the globe.
Our lawyers offer a full range of services tailored to the formation, growth and success of next-generation technology companies and their investors. We advise companies at every stage, including initial formation and fundraising, equity and debt financings, mergers and acquisitions, development and procurement of intellectual property, product and service licensing and SaaS agreements, reseller, distribution and channel deals, employment and equity compensation arrangements, U.S. and international tax planning and restructurings and reorganizations.
We advise venture capital funds (VC), corporate venture capital (CVC) departments and other strategic investors, and private equity funds in negotiating investments, exits, divestitures and restructurings.
Our combination of legal, business, technology and industry experience enables us to provide clients with comprehensive strategies to meet their goals and position them to maximize value upon exit, whether through acquisition or IPO.
Clients benefit from our strong relationships in the emerging growth company and venture capital communities. Because of our many relationships with investors, we routinely introduce our emerging company clients to VC, CVC, private equity and other investors.
Our group brings the firm’s extensive experience in specific industries to bear in counseling clients across a range of markets, including life sciences, healthcare technology, cybersecurity, cloud, internet infrastructure, fintech, insurtech, data analytics, autonomous vehicles, artificial intelligence and machine learning, defense and govtech, blockchain, and conventional, clean and alternative energy.
Laura Bushnell and Dan Kahan join NVCA to discuss Best Practices in Managing & Leveraging Side Letters in CVC Investments.Go to the webinar
Laura Bushnell, Dan Kahan and Tom Knox join NVCA to discuss how best to manage the CVC portfolio company exit process.Go to the webinar
View the recent panel discussion on the importance and impact of ensuring a thriving community of Black entrepreneurs and small business owners held at the “King & Spalding Think Tank” at RICE.Go to panel discussion
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U.S. Outbound Investment Review Regime Moving Forward
July 29, 2022
Podcast - VC Sandbox, Episode 7: Diversity in the Venture Capital Industry - An interview with Andy Ayim MBE, Founder of the Angel Investing School
March 8, 2022
Democratizing Opportunities to "Invest in What You Know": A Proposal to Expand Access to Exempt Offerings for Intra-Industry Experts
LEGAL 500 2022
LEGAL 500 US 2022
CLIENT QUOTE, LEGAL 500 US 2022
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American Lawyer Media
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James Stull, Marcus Young, Nabil Issa, Layla D’Monte, Mohammed AlAmmar and Osama Zaid advise The Chefz on its sale to Jahez in a deal valued at $172.9M
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Crain’s Chicago Business Recognizes Brent Ray as a Notable Gen X Leader in Law
October 18, 2022
International technology transactions partner Damien Bailey joins the firm’s Corporate, Finance and Investments practice group and will spend significant time in the Middle East, Singapore and Tokyo offices
January 18, 2023
STV co-leads Tabby's $58M Series C round
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The Chefz to be Acquired by Jahez
J.C. Boggs to Speak on The Federalist Society’s WebinarView all events