I am a young attorney/entrepreneur thatprincipallyhelps new entrepreneurial startups... more
I am a young attorney/entrepreneur thatprincipallyhelps new entrepreneurial startups with formation; angel, venture, and debt financings;trademarks; licensing; andultimately to an MA transaction as the company matures. My interest in entrepreneurism emanates from having started my own business (a ski manufacturing company Bluehouse Skis) and from participating extensively in helping and ad... view profile
Areas of concentration include securities and private placement, joint ventures,... more
Areas of concentration include securities and private placement, joint ventures, technology licensing, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital transactions, recapitalizations, rollups and consolidations; commercial loans and other financings and general corporate matters. Mr. Hawkins works with emerging and mid-size companies, commercial and investment banks, and venture capital funds. Ad... 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.