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Venture Capital & Emerging Technology

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Areas of Focus

We advise companies and investors through all the stages of development, from initial business formation, through angel or venture capital financing to initial public offerings and mergers and acquisitions. We understand the needs of entrepreneurs and investors, as well as the challenges they face. Drawing on the firm’s broad platform, we offer emerging technology clients a streamlined approach to meet their diverse legal needs – a single team that can scale up our services as our clients’ businesses grow. From corporate and financing transactions, IP protection and software/IT matters, to labor and employment, compensation, immigration, and tax issues, we regularly advise clients on key legal issues involved with any technology investment.

Practical Legal Services for Early-Stage Companies and Investors

  • Advise on corporate formation and corporate governance
  • Structure equity ownership and compensation arrangements in a tax-efficient manner for entrepreneurs and investors
  • Counsel investors on investment strategy and structure
  • Advise companies and investors on M&A exit transactions
  • Draft and negotiate investment agreements for VC funds and other institutional investors
  • Manage and conduct due diligence for investors in early and growth-stage companies
  • Counsel clients on the development, protection and enforcement of their patents and trademarks, as well as partnering, technology licensing and acquisition opportunities
  • Advise clients on labor and employment issues, employee benefits policies and related issues
  • Provide litigation and dispute resolution counseling and services, including proactive advice on minimizing the risk of litigation, as needed
  • Help clients plan for and implement financing and exit strategies, from private placements to initial public offerings and mergers and acquisitions

Broad Knowledge Relevant to the Emerging Technology World

Across legal disciplines

 

Across Industries

 
  • Corporate
  • Data Privacy & Cybersecurity
  • Employee Benefits
  • IP/IT
  • Labor & Employment
  • Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Tax
  • Advanced Transportation & Infrastructure
  • Alternative Energy
  • Artificial Intelligence, Big Data & Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Biotechnology
  • Blockchain
  • Clean Technology
  • Consumer Products
  • Drug Discovery
  • Education Technology
  • Entertainment & Media
  • Fashion, Clothing & Apparel
  • Financial Technology
  • Food & Beverage
  • Health Care
  • Information Services & eCommerce
  • Life Sciences
  • Medical Devices
  • Mobile Devices & Internet
  • Nanotechnology
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Semiconductors
  • Smart Grid & Storage
  • Social Media
  • Software
  • Stem Cells
  • Telecommunications
  • Video Gaming
  • Voice Recognition
  • Web 2.0

Contact Us

To learn more about our Venture Capital & Emerging Technology capabilities, please feel free to reach out to our Venture Capital & Emerging Technology Practice contacts.

 

Blog Our Emerging Technology Views Blog

The Emerging Technology Views blog provides entrepreneurs and early stage companies a forum to keep abreast of technology news, trends and strategies to help their business succeed. We cover a variety of topics from business formation to seeking investment, IP protection to labor and employment issues, hot spots of innovation to event highlights and anything in between.