Emerging Companies & Venture Capital

Overview

The Walter | Haverfield team partners with entrepreneurs and investors to provide counsel through all phases of emerging company growth.  We assist early stage companies from selection and formation of the right entity through closing seed, angel, and venture funding rounds.  We help newly formed businesses navigate the variety of challenges facing start-up companies, and provide answers to tax, benefits, employment, financing, securities, and litigation questions.  We assist emerging companies with trade secret protection, negotiate customer and supplier agreements, and structure employment agreements that protect your company and incentivize personnel.  We also offer several client fee options.

Our attorneys regularly represent angel investors and venture funds in connection with the negotiation of debt and equity transactions.  Recognizing that every transaction and every investor’s goal  is unique, we work with clients to provide necessary due diligence and craft documents that include appropriate terms to protect their interests in each investment.  Our attorneys have handled investment transactions across a wide spectrum of industries, including software, e-commerce, healthcare, medical devices and supplies, technology services, real estate, hospitality industries, food and beverage, and traditional manufacturing and distribution.

Experience

The Emerging Companies & Venture Capital group’s experience and services include the following:

  • Representation of various joint ventures in the negotiation of joint venture and operating agreements.
  • Representation of private equity fund in leveraged buyout of metal processing company.
  • Representation of public company in acquisition of polymer manufacturing division.
  • Representation of private equity firm in acquisition of physical rehabilitation services company.
  • Representation of privately held industrial equipment dealership in asset disposition.
  • Representation of international hotel and resort developer in connection with joint venture to acquire and develop real-estate properties in the United States.
  • Representation of packaging company in connection with private placement offering.
  • Representation of start-up businesses in connection with entity formation, drafting of organizational documents, including limited liability company operating agreements, articles of incorporation, codes of regulation, close corporation agreements, shareholder agreements, and partnership agreements.
  • Representation of borrower in commercial mortgaged back securitized loan and separate syndicated loan to finance acquisition and renovation of hotel and resort properties.

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