Venture Capital Transactions

We support emerging and established companies through every stage of their development, from securing initial capital investment through to sale or initial public offering (IPO).  Venture-backed financing creates its unique set of business and securities law issues, and often requires negotiation on behalf of, and explanation to, our clients.  We understand what is routine and what is outside the norm for these financing arrangements.  We can assist in preparing your business for a potential financing by conducting a legal audit that identifies areas for improvement for due diligence purposes.  We also provide guidance regarding standard incentive based compensation plans that a venture capital investor expects for a small or emerging growth company.  Finally, we provide tax guidance regarding equity compensation issues, and guide a business through the expectations of a venture-backed company.

Whether your funding comes from a traditional venture capital fund or a private equity fund, we understand the differences in deal terms and can guide you through the details.