Trained as a securities and tax lawyer, I have done all sorts of equity and... more
Trained as a securities and tax lawyer, I have done all sorts of equity and debtfinancings for all sorts of companies and projects at every stage (seed, startup, phases II and III, publicly trade) of business life in so many industries (e.g. IT, bioscience, manufacturing, financial services, real estate, energy, municipal). Fairfield and Woods is a superb firm, fully capable of doing a great va... view profile
Brad Hamilton specializes in corporate, securities, and transaction law, including... more
Brad Hamilton specializes in corporate, securities, and transaction law, including public and private offerings of debt and equity securities, mergers and acquisitions of public and rivate companies, business formation and financing, venture capital transactions, business and technology-reltead transactions, international transactions, structured finance, construction contracts, natural resourc... 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.