Practices

Emerging Companies and Venture Capital

Ballard Spahr’s emerging companies and venture capital lawyers provide strategic counsel to entrepreneurs and early-stage businesses across the country and across various industries. Our attorneys help emerging companies 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 lawyers in our Emerging Companies 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.

Pro Bono Support for Startups

Many of the ideas shaping business today started somewhere on a college campus. But most ideas don’t make it much past the quad because the gauntlet of challenges facing student entrepreneurs prove to be too great. Through the Ballard Academy for Student Entrepreneurship (BASE) program, Ballard Spahr aims to provide student entrepreneurs with the resources—legal, academic, and connectivity—they need to get on the fast-track to success.
See the BASE page

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