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Start-Up and Development-Stage Companies
Small To Middle-Market Private Companies
Microcap and Smallcap Public Companies
Private Equity and Pooled Investment Vehicles
Start-Up and Development-Stage Companies

Our start-up and development-stage company practice is focused on assisting our entrepreneur clients in forming and strategically configuring the building blocks of their enterprises.  While we recognize and understand that the most compelling need for most companies during this critical period is almost always financing, and we are experts in assisting our clients in accessing the capital markets to fulfill this need, we also recognize and understand what it is that the financial community needs to see in order to take a serious interest, and we are skilled at positioning our clients in all respects to maximize their potential to stir up and attract that type of interest.  We know how to do this, moreover, in ways that will at all times preserve the confidentiality of valuable proprietary information.

In particular, our start-up and development-stage company practice provides services to clients in the following areas:

  • Business Plan Development
  • Organizational & General Corporate
  • Board of Directors Development and Recruiting
  • Shareholder Agreements
  • Technology and Other Intellectual Property Management
  • Establishment of Strategic Partnerships and Joint Ventures
  • Employment Related Matters
    • Executive Employment Agreements
    • Employee Handbooks
    • Employee Stock Option and Stock Ownership Plans
    • Employee Benefit Plans
    • Consulting Agreements
  • Venture Capital Financings
    • Counseling and Advice on Federal and State Sources of Capital
    • Angel / Seed Financing Rounds
    • Negotiated Institutional VC Financing Rounds (Preferred Series A, B, C, …)
    • Regulation D Rule 504 Exempt Offerings
    • Regulation A Registered Offerings
    • Registered SB-2 Direct Public Offerings
  • Asset-Based Finance and Commercial Credit Facilities
  • Establishment and Maintenance of Advisory Boards
  • Manufacturing, Supply, Distribution and Related Agreements
  • Going Public Events
    • Underwritten Initial Public Offerings (IPOs)
    • Self-Directed Initial Public Offerings
    • Form 10 (Exchange Act) Registrations (with or without related PIPE)
    • Form SB-2 Resale Registrations
    • Reverse Mergers (with or without contemporaneous PIPE)


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