I am a 12 year business attorney specializing in helping small to medium sized businesses to raise capital. 50% of my clients are looking to raise capital for the their business and... more
I am a 12 year business attorney specializing in helping small to medium sized businesses to raise capital. 50% of my clients are looking to raise capital for the their business and the other 50% I serve as legal counsel on general matters, such as choice of corporate entity, shareholder and operating agreements, joint venture agreements, contract review, employment agreements and the like. I r... 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.