Emerging Companies & Venture Capital

Our emerging companies and venture capital (ECVC) practice provides growth businesses with personalized and effective long-term representation—from startup to maturity. Serving clients from offices in major technology and business hubs around the world, our lawyers solve a range of complex legal problems and help secure sources of capital and other business resources for high growth companies. We have participated in emerging growth company fundings totaling more than $5 billion in the last five years alone.


Our startup lawyers take a pragmatic, business-oriented approach to providing cost-efficient, value-added legal services suited to rapidly growing technology and life science companies. Our work for clients includes guidance on corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), initial public offerings (IPOs), intellectual property (IP) protection, employment, international expansion, regulatory, cybersecurity, and tax issues.

Clients benefit from our experience and domain knowledge representing many leading technology, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, financial services, and energy companies. We look to establish lifelong lead-counsel relationships with our emerging company clients—from angel and seed financing and early-stage development, through global expansion and initial funding, to IPOs or other liquidity events.

Emerging Companies & Venture Capital

Our reputation, relationships, and connections to investors make us an invaluable resource to venture capital firms. Our ECVC lawyers keep clients close to the financing resources that fund today’s growing emerging businesses through our established relationships with the US venture capital and investment banking communities in the Boston, New York, Mid-Atlantic, Silicon Valley, Pacific Northwest, Southern California, and Texas regions, as well as other markets in North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.

Our firm serves startups in the healthcare and life sciences fields, including pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device, and ag tech businesses; information technology including digital media, social media, software, and cloud-based entities; ecommerce companies; and fintech, renewable energy, telecommunications, and wireless entities. In particular, our leading energy, FDA and healthcare, financial institution, and telecommunications regulatory practices provide a hard-to-match depth of industry knowledge.