At Lippes Mathias, the entrepreneurial spirit has been an integral part of our firm since our formation in 1965 and, as a result, we have a strong appreciation for the unique legal needs of start-up companies, entrepreneurs, CEOs and investors. Our Startup and Venture Capital Practice Team combines a wide range of expertise to provide a full spectrum of legal guidance from company formation, to explosive growth, to successful exit.  We advise clients in all areas critical to new and emerging growth businesses—from formations, capital structures, financing transactions, and intellectual property matters, to employee benefits and executive compensation.  We also regularly counsel our clients on business concerns and day-to-day legal issues that arise.

Startup & Venture Capital Services

If you have a business, a product or an idea that you think would have widespread appeal, our attorneys can guide you through the formation process by providing cost-efficient startup incorporation packages.

Whether you are a growing business that needs to convert from an LLC to a C corporation for financing purposes, or you need help restructuring your business into a syndicate or platform opportunity, we can help.

We regularly assist clients with preparing all of the necessary onboarding paperwork—from consulting and employment agreements, to equity incentive plans, to non-compete agreements.

Companies specializing in technology and life sciences often require sophisticated advice on intellectual property matters. Our attorneys provide intellectual property strategy and management, trademarking and related services.

Our attorneys guide companies through the ever-evolving and complex web of government regulations, including the FDA, the SEC and the USFDA.

Whether it’s Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A, Series B or beyond, we can efficiently and affordably prepare all the documents you need to complete a successful financing.

As a full-service law firm, we can assist you with a myriad of other legal services, including real estate, litigation, banking, immigration, etc.

Our attorneys often function as “in-house” counsel for our clients, by providing flat-rate packages for a dedicated attorney resource.


Team
headshot of team member Sean P. Balkin
Sean P. Balkin Senior Associate sbalkin@lippes.com 716.853.5100 x1264
headshot of team member Brian J. Bocketti
Brian J. Bocketti Partner | Team Co-Leader - Banking & Financial Transactions bbocketti@lippes.com 716.853.5100 x1278
headshot of team member Scott E. Friedman
Scott E. Friedman Chairman | Partner | Team Co-Leader Startups & Venture Capital | Team Co-Leader - Family Business sfriedman@lippes.com 716.853.5100 x1231
headshot of team member Andrew J. Olek
Andrew J. Olek Senior Associate aolek@lippes.com 716.853.5100 x1289
headshot of team member Brendan J. Rich
Brendan J. Rich Partner | Team Leader - Corporate & Securities and Mergers & Acquisitions brich@lippes.com 716.853.5100 x1240
headshot of team member Eliza Friedman  Shea
Eliza Friedman Shea Senior Associate efriedmanshea@lippes.com 872.254.5500 x1281
headshot of team member Andrea H. Vossler
Andrea H. Vossler Partner | Team Co-Leader - Startups & Venture Capital | Team Co-Leader - Family Business avossler@lippes.com 716.853.5100 x1270