We provide strategic counsel to entrepreneurs and early-stage businesses across the country and across various industries. We help them get established, build and maintain a workforce, connect to financing sources and strategic partners, protect their assets, and grow into market leaders. Our attorneys also advise venture capital funds on financing and exit transactions, from assessment and due diligence through closing and post-closing matters.

The attorneys in our Emerging Growth and Venture Capital Group have decades of experience helping emerging companies thrive—from entity formation, angel and seed financing, preferred financing rounds, and ultimately through a sale or initial public offering. The group is drawn from the practice areas that are integral to such efforts—business and finance, intellectual property, labor and employment, tax, health care, government relations, and litigation.

Our emerging company clients benefit from our vast network of relationships with venture capital and private equity firms, angel investors, investment funds and banks, and public companies that invest in emerging companies.

We represent venture capital funds and other investors seeking opportunities. Investors regularly call on the attorneys on our team to evaluate potential investments, assist with due diligence investigations, negotiate financing terms, draft documentation, and structure and close transactions efficiently. We also work with, and provide counsel to, portfolio companies after the venture investment.

Because we represent dozens of leading colleges and universities, we are uniquely positioned to assist in issues involving technology transfer and related commercialization.

We are committed to the long-term success of our emerging company clients and offer a wide range of options to help make the most of their limited resources.

We help emerging company clients with:

  • Entity selection and formation/incorporation
  • Angel and seed financing
  • Venture capital financing
  • Intellectual property counseling and litigation
  • Employee benefits and executive compensation
  • Labor and employment
  • Licensing
  • Strategic partnership agreements
  • Confidentiality and non-compete agreements
  • Tax
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Public offerings and securities matters
  • Product commercialization
  • Federal, state, and local regulatory compliance
  • Corporate governance
  • Privacy and data security


Todd A. Reece
Co-Practice Leader
Tel 801.517.6872

Gregory L. Seltzer
Co-Practice Leader
Tel 215.864.8142

Nathan E. Seiler
Co-Practice Leader
Tel 303.379.2276