Jason Whiteley's practice is focused on advising closely-held businesses in a variety of corporate and transactional matters and on representing clients in commercial transactions (... more
Jason Whiteley's practice is focused on advising closely-held businesses in a variety of corporate and transactional matters and on representing clients in commercial transactions (usually with a technology dimension). His work with closely-held companies includes business formation planning, private financings, general corporate compliance, and executing the purchase or sale of a business. He ... 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.