Companies need capital and talent. To make their money grow, investors need to own a piece of a common enterprise filled with talented people. Both need each other, but both have asymmetrical information and risk, so relationships and reputation are everything to keep the circle of talent and capital flowing. Agreements become a proxy for trust between the parties and clarify how relationships will be judged.Regulators also seek to build trust in the market at large by creating uniform standards, but the diversity of modern commerce makes this task nearly impossible. The system we have is a set of strict rules that are ever-changing to stay ahead (or react to) the cleverness of bad actors. Investors and companies alike need counsel with the experience to navigate through rule-driven laws and to be able to draft and negotiate strong agreements.
Our firm has represented businesses, financial institutions and private investors in connection with various investment vehicles, including issuances of preferred stock, warrants and convertible debt. We also advise clients in the areas of business structuring and formation, venture and angel financing, securities offerings, corporate finance and general corporate and business law matters. Our attorneys are regularly asked to participate in board meetings and counsel directors on fiduciary duties and other legal matters.
- Commercial Leasing
- Company Formation
- Corporate Governance
- Debt and Equity Fundraising
- Early stage and emerging growth companies
- Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits
- Partnerships and Joint ventures
- Private Equity and Venture Capital Investing
- Mergers and Acquisitions
- Securities and Private Placements
- Outside General Counsel and Business Counseling
- Technology Transactions & Licensing