Freeman, Freeman & Smiley LLP

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Start-Up and Emerging Companies

Freeman Freeman & Smiley's Business Transactions and Tax Practice  offers a comprehensive approach in representing start-up and emerging growth companies, managing their formation, early stage financing and related business transactions, including the protection of intellectual property.  We guide early-stage companies through:

  • Selection and formation of business entities, including corporations, limited-liability companies, partnerships, and joint ventures
  • Design and preparation of shareholder agreements (including voting agreements, buy-sell agreements and other critical shareholder arrangements)
  • All aspects of early stage angel, venture capital, private equity and institutional financing, including:
    • preparation of private placement memorandum and related documentation
    • negotiation and documentation of investment terms and definitive investment agreements, and assistance in dealing with venture capital funds and other financing sources
    • compliance with Federal and State securities laws
  • Design and preparation of plans for equity-based compensation of employees and directors, including stock options, restricted stock and stock appreciation rights
  • Design and preparation of agreements relating to the development and protection of intellectual property