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Emerging Companies and Venture Capital

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.

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2019 Ranked by Legal 500 for Venture Capital and Emerging Companies

2019 Ranked by Managing Intellectual Property for Copyright & Related Rights

Recognized as one of the best IP practices in the U.S., with 11 lawyers named as "IP Stars"


Managing IP Handbook 2016

Recognized asa noted firm in Corporate/M&A: Venture Capital


Chambers USA 2017

Named a "Go-To" law firm for leading technology companies by ALM


American Lawyer Media