I have always been fascinated by how an idea, in the hands of a determined... more
I have always been fascinated by how an idea, in the hands of a determined entrepreneur, can take root and change the world forever. However, I realized long ago that developing an innovative idea into a thriving venture is a very delicate process that is riddled with many pitfalls. Many of these challenges are of legal nature or have legal implications. I work with entrepreneurs, business or... 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.