Deal Lead Sponsor: Robinson & Cole LLP

(Attorney Advertising)

As the founder of an early-stage company, every day you orchestrate a complex symphony of customers, suppliers, employees, and the general public. You carefully manage critical relationships with co-founders, investors, and board members. You want to concentrate your time and resources on growing your business, but you recognize the importance of minimizing your venture’s risk as you juggle the demands of your diverse stakeholders.

Robinson & Cole’s Emerging Companies Team can assist you as you work through legal needs unique to an emerging company, including:

  • Choosing an Entity
  • Establishing Ownership
  • Complying with licensing and tax requirements
  • Negotiating Supplier and Customer Contracts
  • Raising money
  • Hiring employees
  • Protecting Intellectual Property

Robinson & Cole LLP Know Emerging Companies

Robinson & Cole matches the needs of start-up, emerging, and fast growth companies by coupling sound advice and responsiveness with a nimble and practical approach. They frequently advise these companies from formation to funding through successful acquisitions or IPOs. Among other services, they help these companies structure angel and venture capital investments; license core technology; prepare and implement employment, proprietary information, and noncompetition agreements; design and prepare equity incentive plans; negotiate strategic agreements and joint ventures; and achieve liquidity. Their clients also benefit from the advice of their lawyers concentrating in intellectual property, labor and employment, environmental, litigation, real estate, and tax law. Their experience enables them to meet all of the legal needs of emerging companies in a cost-effective manner while offering the resources of a major law firm as a company grows.

Private Equity

Robinson & Cole has significant experience in US and international private equity transactions. Their experience in corporate, securities, intellectual property, tax, and ERISA law has enabled them to successfully handle numerous complex domestic and cross-border transactions, including mezzanine and later stage investments, leveraged buyouts, management buyouts, private investments in public equity financings, and recapitalizations. The firm understands the changing environment of the private equity market and can respond quickly with innovative structuring and financing for all types of transactions. Their lawyers have extensive experience with acquisitions and financings of public and private companies and with a variety of exit strategies, including spin-offs, recapitalizations, mergers, and IPOs.

Venture Capital

Robinson & Cole has extensive experience representing both venture-backed companies and venture capital firms in industries such as technology, health care, consumer products, media and marketing, retail, manufacturing, and finance. Their lawyers understand the venture capital process and have significant experience with the documentation involved in venture capital financings. They understand the standards by which venture capitalists assess businesses and business plans and models, the types and terms of securities involved, and the dynamics of multi-investor groups and multiple series of equity. Their experience enables them to navigate clients through the often complicated issues involved in venture capital financings, as well as provide advice and insight to those clients as they grow their businesses.

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