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Emerging Companies + Venture Capital

For over four decades, we have helped drive the success of innovative companies around the globe. We advise emerging companies at every stage of their evolution, from initial formation and venture capital financing through a sale or initial public offering. We are also a leading provider of legal counsel to premier venture capital funds in fund formation, venture investments and intellectual property due diligence. As a result, according to Dow Jones Private Equity Analyst, we have one of the world’s most active legal practices dedicated to emerging companies and the venture capital funds that finance them.

The numbers speak for themselves. We represent over 200 venture-backed life sciences, technology, and clean technology companies. In the last decade, we have assisted our clients in raising more than $4 billion of venture capital, and in closing 65 initial public offerings and hundreds of mergers and acquisitions with transactional values exceeding $100 billion.

We are one of a handful of law firms that combine comprehensive legal advice covering current market practices and trends in financing terms, an intimate understanding of our clients’ technologies and industries across all market segments, and leading intellectual property analysis and counsel. We also provide innovative securities and capital markets advice that is sharply focused on providing access to the capital markets to emerging companies.

We recognize that providing introductions for clients seeking financing can, and often does, make a difference. Many of our clients have benefited from our network of relationships with over 200 venture capital and private equity firms.

We are keenly focused on being pragmatic and helping our clients make the best use of their limited resources. Our deep experience has taught us how to deliver the legal services that our venture fund and emerging company clients need at a cost that represents true value.

We value the opportunity to work with amazing clients who have big ideas – ideas that often start out as bigger than the clients themselves. Assisting emerging companies and venture funds is among the most interesting and rewarding work we do.

“They’ve been great – they have been very thorough as well as thoughtful about the business side.”
(Chambers USA 2015)

“On top of the very technical legal service they have good business logic.”
(Chambers USA 2015)