We represent public and private high-growth companies of all sizes in the technology, health care, life sciences, consumer products, media and medical devices industries. We guide clients throughout their growth cycle, offering strategic counsel on day-to-day legal and business issues. Creating value in the dynamic world of early stage and emerging companies requires cost-effective, timely legal services. We advise entrepreneurs on exit and liquidity opportunities and guide clients through strategic company formations and partnerships with suppliers and customers. In addition, our QUICKLaunchsm team stands ready to help new entrepreneurs lay the groundwork for success.

We collaborate with clients to reach their funding objectives, whether that involves seeking seed, angel and venture capital financing or preparing the company for an initial public offering. We also work with lawyers practicing across our other practices to protect our clients’ intellectual property, handle third-party disputes, and manage employee issues.

Representative Experience

The lawyers in our Emerging Company practice have particular experience representing technology-based and high-growth businesses in fields such as:

  • Clean technology
  • Health care
  • Information technology
  • Life sciences
  • Media
  • Medical devices

Early stage and emerging companies have the same needs as every business. They must:

  • Organize
  • Capitalize
  • Protect their intellectual property
  • Manage and motivate their employees
  • Partner with suppliers and customers
  • Handle third-party disputes
  • Consider exit and liquidity opportunities

But as every entrepreneur and investor knows, the world of the early stage and emerging company is especially dynamic. They confront the issues every business faces, but they do so in complex and unique environments that demand legal solutions that are particularly:

  • Cost-sensitive
  • Efficient
  • Proportional
  • Quick
  • Value-creating

We understand this – and create those solutions every day. Well-versed in all of these legal issues, we are well-suited to provide counsel and know-how in a fully integrated cross-functional approach. Our QuickLaunch™ team helps new businesses get the traction they need to succeed.

We collaborate closely with our clients, in many cases as virtual general counsel. Relationships are important, and we make that investment through regular and meaningful interaction with our clients – we’re not just legal advisers, we partner with our clients to reach their objectives.

For more information, please contact David Willbrand or look for us at the next startup company or early stage investor event.