The Venture Capital industry has exploded in activity and growth in recent years with increasing competition in firms looking to stake a claim in the next major disruptive business and technology ‘unicorn’. With increased activity, however, Venture Capital managers are faced with a changing landscape of regulatory scrutiny, and an evolving playing field of investment vehicles. A Venture Capital attorney can help you navigate this evolving area with confidence.
At Founders Legal, our VC attorneys provide an extensive breadth of experience in advising venture capital firms, and their portfolio companies, on a range of issues. Our business attorneys have deep practical knowledge in Fund structuring and VC investment strategies, and know how to serve our clients effectively. We also understand the nature of deal flow, deal terms and challenges that may arise during various stages of the investment process, and the knowledge and insight behind a variety of emerging industries.
Fund Formation, Governance, Financing and Regulatory Compliance
The venture lawyers at Founders Legal regularly assist our VC clients who are operating in a wide variety of investment strategy verticals in selecting the best formation, organizational structure and governance for their business plan and operationalizing the same. In this process, we also help our VC clients comply with Federal and State laws related to exemption perfection for investment companies and investment advisers. We help clients understand and make decisions designed to comply with a variety of regulations, including (but not limited to) the following:
- Disclosure and reporting requirements
- Advertising and solicitation rules
- Due diligence
- AML regulations
- ERISA requirements
- Dodd-Frank securities registration rules
Financing / Capital Raising
We assist our VC clients from start to finish of private fund financing through the sale of equity interests to limited partners, including exemption compliance with key Federal and State Securities laws, and all offering materials (including private placement memorandums) and subscription documents.
An experienced Founders Legal Venture Capital patent attorney can assist with all types of VC financing scenarios, including buy- and sell-side transactions, PIPEs and 144A transactions, spin-offs, auction deals, and more.
Portfolio Company Assistance
In addition to providing the services described above to Venture Capital firms, we regularly work with our VC clients’ investment portfolio companies to provide general advice, specific legal deliverables at any affordable cost and follow-on investment and exit management negotiation.
A VENTURE CAPITAL FIRM WITH DEEP EXPERIENCE
Founders Legal stands apart from other Venture Capital Law Firms in several meaningful ways. With business and legal backgrounds in various industries, our attorneys are able to approach Venture Capital issues with perspectives that inform and shape our advice and services, helping us serve clients more strategically. As a boutique VC law firm, Founders Legal is client-focused and responsive. Founded in Atlanta, today we are proud to work with clients across the country.
We use innovative thinking, leverage proprietary technology, and utilize dynamic work approaches to deliver reliable, trustworthy results designed to meet our clients’ needs. In addition to providing VC services, our practice areas include Intellectual Property Law, Patent and Trademark services, Business and Corporate Law, Advanced Technology Law, Data Privacy, Entertainment Law, and more.
Founders Legal is trusted by thousands of clients of various stages and sizes, including founders and startups, venture capital firms, SME’s, rapidly-growing companies, and global enterprises.
SPECIALTY LEGAL SERVICES
- Organizational Structuring, entity selection and formation.
- Fund and GP / Manager level governance, including Operating Agreements and Side Letters.
- Private Offering material drafting, including offering summaries / circulars, private placement memorandums, subscription agreements, Investor Questionnaires, and related offering materials.
- Federal and State private offering exemption perfection and filings (including Form D) under the Securities Act, the Securities Exchange Act, the Investment Company Act and the Investment Advisers Act.
- Investment negotiation, structuring and drafting related to Fund investments into portfolio companies.
- Assistance to and with portfolio company management, including follow-on investments and exits.
SPECIALTY LEGAL SERVICES
Organizational Structuring, entity selection and formation.
Fund and GP / Manager level governance, including Operating Agreements and Side Letters.
Private Offering material drafting, including offering summaries / circulars, private placement memorandums, subscription agreements, Investor Questionnaires, and related offering materials.
Federal and State private offering exemption perfection and filings (including Form D) under the Securities Act, the Securities Exchange Act, the Investment Company Act and the Investment Advisers Act.
Investment negotiation, structuring and drafting related to Fund investments into portfolio companies.
Assistance to and with portfolio company management, including follow-on investments and exits.
venture capital Attorneys and Practitioners
I simply could not have asked for a better intellectual property law firm. I’ve been using Founders Legal for both my Patent and Trademark needs, and they have consistently exceeded my expectations. I can focus on starting and growing my new business while knowing the legal side of things are being taken care of by a very experienced and talented team. Communication is open and collaborative, their work is very thorough and of very high quality, and they really know how to make you feel like a valued client – especially new entrepreneurs like myself. They’ll go above and beyond to help your business succeed.
We’ve used Founders Legal for years to execute innovative strategies to support the complex legal needs of our global, technology-driven organization. We worked together to develop advanced solutions for some of our most complicated initiatives, spanning intellectual property, corporate law, employment & labor, privacy compliance, licensing, and acquisitions.
I have had a lot of success working with Founders Legal over the last couple years. Special thanks to Yuri and David for providing great service.
I have been working with Founders legal since 2017. Yuri has always provided me with guidance on all technical endeavors and general questions. He has gone above and beyond at times to answer “one off” questions for me in particular scenarios. He is one of the few counsels who are relational rather than purely transactional. That is a breath of fresh air. Highly recommend them.
Founders Legal is THE best legal firm in Atlanta. They work closely with their clients to provide excellent customer experience and ensure they understand and are comfortable with the legal process. I work with many startups and enterprises and I ALWAYS recommend Founders Legal. They’re simply the best in Atlanta because they care about you and your success.
The team at Founders Legal has helped me with all of my patent and trademark work since 2015. When I developed my last product WindPouch they took care of all of my patents and trademarks as well as helping to organize a team to defend it when needed. Yuri and Andrei are great and its been a pleasure working with them.
I used this firm on many occasions, and I have sent them several clients who were super thank full for their great service. I will continue to use them in the future.
Excellent law firm – enjoyed the process of working with Yuri and team on our IP strategy and execution. Would work with them time and time again!
Great Lawyers, not only helped us with obtaining a patent but also expanded our idea to make the patent even more valuable!
Yuri and the team are very knowledgeable, hard-working and honest. They give excellent legal advice and look out for their clients’ long term interests even if it means suggesting less money spent on legal services
As innovators in the Daily Fantasy Sports industry, Yuri & Founders Legal were great partners as we envisioned what the future would look like. While pioneering our niche at PrizePicks, we believed it would eventually become a competitive category while submitting our International Utility Patent in 2019, and by 2023, we were absolutely correct. With the space becoming more & more competitive by the year, our utility & design patents will grow in significance. We are eternally appreciative of the time the Founders Legal team spent with us to get it right as well as the time & conviction they had to see it through!
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