Jim's practice experience is extensive and spans the full range of business advisory... more
Jim's practice experience is extensive and spans the full range of business advisory and transactional law. He regularly counsels companies across diverse industries in a myriad of business matters including company formative matters and capital raising, advising Boards of Directors, senior management, executives and controlling shareholders regarding governance and fiduciary duty matters, comp... view profile
Michael has practiced law in Arkansas for nearly three decades primarily in the... more
Michael has practiced law in Arkansas for nearly three decades primarily in the areas of corporate, business and securities law. He is also a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Arkansas (Inactive). Most recently, he was the owner of and solo practitioner in Johnson Law Firm PLLC here in Northwest Arkansas, a firm specializing in general corporate, business and securities law, estat... view profile
New businesses that need money often rely on investors whose focus is loaning money to start-up businesses. Venture capital attorneys help negotiate and document the terms of the investment, including what the investors get for their money, and how the business will be run after the investment. The investors usually want shares in the business and the right to have some input into the company's business strategies. Structuring this kind of deal can be very complicated; venture capital lawyers know what terms are standard and what terms are negotiable. If you are starting a business and need financing, a venture capital lawyer will provide advice about how to attract and negotiate with venture capital investors.