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Venture Capital

A growing company must be able to attract and close on capital in a timely and cost-effective manner. We have significant experience structuring and negotiating equity and debt investments in seed, emerging, and growth stage businesses, and have closed angel rounds and bridge financings funded by high-net-worth individuals and early-stage venture funds, as well as larger, later rounds funded by venture capital firms and other institutional investors.

We have represented companies seeking capital investment as well as venture investors, and are able to provide both the legal expertise and the practical business experience to counsel clients through these often complicated transactions.

We assist our clients with the structuring, negotiation, and documentation of:

  • Preferred stock purchase agreements, including related documents such as incentive warrant purchase agreements, anti-dilution adjustment provisions, stockholder agreements, Founder Lock-up Agreements, and voting trusts.
  • Debt and mezzanine financing agreements, including related documents such as loan and security agreements, promissory notes, and asset and intellectual property security agreements.
  • Follow-on rights offerings and convertible debt instruments.
  • Intellectual property protection agreements such as IP assignment agreements, nondisclosure, and non-competition agreements.

Additionally, we work with our venture capital clients to perform due diligence on and assessments of the legal, tax, financial, and intellectual property status of target companies, with a specific focus on identifying potential business issues which may expose companies and investors to unrealized or undisclosed risks.

To learn more about our venture capital practice, please contact Mark Dell’Orfano or Robert Fojo.