At a Glance: Stanley A. Gordon, of counsel to the firm currently advises individuals... more
At a Glance: Stanley A. Gordon, of counsel to the firm currently advises individuals and corporate clients in sophisticated transactions relating to estate planning and administration, real estate, private equity financing and other corporate issues. Community Involvement: Mr. Gordon served as President of the Jewish Community Center of Rochester and Chair of it Board of Governors; he... view profile
At a Glance: Harry P. Messina, Jr. is a partner in the firm's Business Finance... more
At a Glance: Harry P. Messina, Jr. is a partner in the firm's Business Finance Department. For more than forty years, he has concentrated his practice in business planning and structuring for formation, financing, growth, acquisition or divestiture and family succession. He is also experienced in the areas of private placements, registered public offerings and securities laws compliance. ... 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.