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.
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