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Emerging Companies & Venture Finance

Since our inception, one of our core areas of practice has been assisting high-tech and other fast-growth companies realize their short- and long-term goals. By providing advice on transforming ideas into an enterprise to the eventual liquidity event, we have successfully guided numerous clients through the venture finance lifecycle.

Our services to emerging company clients include: formation of corporations and partnerships; shareholder, partnership and operating agreements; employee compensation agreements and share-option and benefit plans; intellectual property strategic planning, licensing and other intellectual property matters; employee inventions, confidentiality and non-compete agreements; venture capital, angel, friends and family and other forms of private equity financing; venture lending, bank and other forms of debt financing; strategic alliances, partnering relationships; commercial contracts, and counseling in situations of financial distress.
We represent emerging companies in a wide variety of industries, including software, telecom, internet, CleanTech, life science, biotechnology and medical devices.
Another one of our core areas of practice has been the representation of venture capital funds (Israeli and international), other investment entities and individuals, with respect to investments in Israeli and Israel-related companies. We have acquired extensive experience in performing the required legal due diligence review and then negotiating and documenting these transactions.
We have successfully handled numerous venture capital investments, bridge loans, venture lending and other related transactions, some of which included the implementation of complex recapitalization schemes. In addition, our firm has represented venture capital funds in connection with IPOs, registration rights and other exit transactions of their portfolio companies. As part of our venture capital practice, we also counsel investors as to their rights and duties in their portfolio companies and provide advice regarding troubled investments.
Complementing our venture capital practice, we have worked with clients, both investors and companies, raising funds on various types of private equity deals beyond the venture capital scope, such as buy-out transactions.
Our attorneys also represent persons forming venture capital funds and other investment vehicles.  In this area we prepare fund documentation (term sheets, offering memoranda, and subscription agreements) and assist in the implementation of fund investment strategy. 
We also have represented a diverse group of both institutional and individual investors in connection with their investment in such funds.

Examples of our work with investors and emerging companies in venture finance include:

Emerging Company Representations

Venture Capital Representations