Attorney and Senior Business Executive with extensive experience in corporate finance; securities law compliance, venture capital, merchant banking, and interfacing with investment... more
Attorney and Senior Business Executive with extensive experience in corporate finance; securities law compliance, venture capital, merchant banking, and interfacing with investment banking and brokerage communities. Broad international experience as in-house counsel for private and public entities. Conversant with high tech fields and manufacturing of advanced equipment, including nanotechnolog... 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.