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Venture Capital / Private Equity

OUR ATTORNEYS HAVE INDUSTRY LEADING EXPERIENCE IN ALL ASPECTS OF CAPITAL FINANCING, FROM SEED CAPITAL TO VENTURE CAPITAL, AS WELL AS MATURE PRIVATE EQUITY TRANSACTIONS, MANAGEMENT AND OTHER LEVERAGED BUYOUTS, AND RECAPITALIZATIONS.

We advise lenders and other financial institutions involved in private equity transactions, as well as management teams, portfolio companies, and family companies. We also understand the venture capital financing process and the discriminating standards by which venture capitalists critique business models and the dynamics of multi-investor groups and multiple rounds of financing. We not only provide early round financing solutions, but also advise these clients as they continue to grow their businesses. In challenging economic times, our ability to handle not only the sophisticated documentation involved in a large transaction, but our proactive approach towards structuring a variety of equity and debt instruments enables us to maximize our clients’ positions in potential and ongoing investments.

We have substantial experience in the formation, capitalization, and operating activities of private equity investment funds. We also provide expertise in structuring management and advisory agreements, parallel funds, co-investment and non-compete arrangements, and related transactions. Our lawyers work collaboratively across a range of practice areas including finance, tax, ERISA, real estate, securitization, and environmental law to structure innovative, market-sensitive solutions. We also know that our expertise in the law is only one tool in serving the complex needs of our clients — we must also understand our clients’ businesses and investment objectives. This understanding creates an integrated and seamless fusion between our firm and yours, allowing us to create specific solutions tailor made for each client. Throughout our 90-plus year history, the close personal relationships developed with our business clients continue to set us apart and provide the foundation for client service and satisfaction.

VENTURE CAPITAL

  • High tech
  • Internet
  • E-commerce
  • Seed money
  • Early stage
  • Growth equity
  • Fund formation (domestic and foreign)
  • Leveraged or Management Buyout

 

SUBSIDIARY OR DIVISION OF PUBLICLY HELD COMPANIES

  • Privately-held Company
  • Management Buy-In
  • Family Succession
  • Bankruptcy or Non-Bankruptcy Workout of Over-Leveraged or Troubled Company
  • Turn-Around Investments, Recapitalizations
  • Designing Subordinated Debentures, Preferred Stock, Common Stock
  • Warrants and Convertible Debt and Equity Securities
  • Designing Equity-Based Executive Compensation Arrangements
  • Effecting Private Equity Investor’s Exit
  • Strategic Alliances
  • Joint Ventures

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