Ms. Williams is chair of the Recruiting Committee for the Virginia Beach office. She... more
Ms. Williams is chair of the Recruiting Committee for the Virginia Beach office. She is a member of the firms Transportation Logistics Industry Service Group, Private Equity Group, Mergers and Acquisitions Group and the Womens Initiative. She is the head of Associate Education and Development for the Corporate Section. Ms. Williams currently serves on the board of trustees for the Virginia A... view profile
I am an experienced corporate, securities, and MA attorney. I primarily represent... more
I am an experienced corporate, securities, and MA attorney. I primarily represent emerging growth companies (private and public) and their investors in venture capital financings and other private and public offerings of equity and debt securities, mergers and acquisitions, buy-outs, strategic alliances and joint ventures, and other transactional matters. I also provide counsel on corporate gov... 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.