Over the past 20 years of practicing in the transaction area, I noticed the... more
Over the past 20 years of practicing in the transaction area, I noticed the inordinate rise in costs of lawyers' services, which takes the form of an enormous increase in hourly billing rates. It was evident this has been driven by huge increases in law firm overhead, not any change in the services provided. I became convinced that top level corporate and business representation can be provided... view profile
Hello. I am a results-oriented attorney and I stress prudent, business-minded... more
Hello. I am a results-oriented attorney and I stress prudent, business-minded results for my clients. My advice to my clients takes into account not only the legal ramifications of their pursuits, but also the results as they apply to the business' owner's bottom line. I never sacrifice the "big picture" for obscure and esoteric legal battles, yet strive to ensure that my clients are protected ... view profile
Ben is a partner in the firm's Emerging Companies practice. He assists high-growth... more
Ben is a partner in the firm's Emerging Companies practice. He assists high-growth technology, venture-backed and emerging and early-stage companies in industries that include health care, software, alternative energy, consulting companies, media outlets and wine. Ben advises companies in mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and other finance transactions, contracts and corporate and limit... 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.
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