Morgan Lewis

Emerging Business and Technology

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More than 800 emerging business and technology clients firmwide

More than $5 billion in venture financing transactions in the last five years

Ranked the #1 Most Active Law Firm globally based on the number of private funds worked on for limited partners in the Dow Jones Private Equity AnalystPrivate Equity Analyst (2010-2013)

Top 20 law firm ranked by number of venture capital transactions: Dow Jones Private Equity Analyst

Top 10 M&A transactions: Thomson Reuters, Mergermarket, Bloomberg, and Buyouts

More than 700 M&A transactions in the last five years with a combined market value of more than $250 billion

Top 15 firm for venture capital and emerging companies: Legal 500

Related Publications

10/22/14 Preparing For An IPO, presented at the BioNJ CEO Summit
10/07/14 Equity Investments in Pass-Through Entities: Investment Structures and Tax Ramifications, presented for a Strafford CLE webinar
10/07/14 Moderator, Issues to Consider in Acquiring a Company, presented at the NJTC Leadership Summit
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Related News

10/22/13 Advice for Startups Dreaming of an IPO, Businessweek (read the article)
Business and Finance partner Tom Kellerman is quoted.
10/01/13 Morgan Lewis Advises SK Capital on Acquisition of Clariant Businesses
Morgan Lewis advised SK Capital Partners on its agreement to acquire Switzerland-based internationally active specialty chemical company Clariant.
07/02/13 Morgan Lewis to Expand to Dubai, Further Strengthens London Energy Capabilities
Morgan Lewis today announced that it plans to open an office in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) with the additions of Ayman A. Khaleq—a leading structured finance and debt capital markets lawyer in the Middle East region who has a particular knowledge of Islamic finance—and Jim Knight—a corporate and transactional lawyer with more than 20 years of experience in energy and other industries.
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Morgan Lewis’s Emerging Business and Technology Practice serves as an integral resource to hundreds of emerging growth companies in the United States, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. We offer our clients a pragmatic, business-oriented approach to solving problems, a value-added network, and access to sources of capital. With firm offices in major technology centers and the legal resources of an international law firm, we offer emerging growth businesses localized, personalized, and effective long-term representation from startup to maturity. The practice is versed in all aspects of the emerging growth company life cycle—from company formations, financings, partnering, and collaborations to executive compensation, employment matters, intellectual property protection, public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and international expansions.

Morgan Lewis’s reputation and relationships help entrepreneurs and investors make profitable decisions and connections. We keep clients close to the financing resources that fund today’s growing companies through our established relationships with the venture capital and investment banking communities in the New York, Mid-Atlantic, Silicon Valley, and international markets. Client industries served include clean technology and alternative energy; financial services, information technology, life sciences, and biotechnology; and media.

Areas of practice

  • Angel and venture capital financing
  • Employment and employee benefits
  • Energy regulation
  • Intellectual property protection and litigation
  • International expansion: China, Europe, Japan
  • Life sciences regulation
  • Life sciences transactions
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Outsourcing
  • Public offerings
  • Securities regulation
  • Technology transactions
  • Venture capital and private equity fund formation