Our clients are business founders, closely-held private companies, family businesses, and individual investors and private investment groups or family offices. We provide responsive, efficient legal representation on a wide range of business transactions, with a focus on financing, acquisition, and intellectual property strategy.

New Venture Formation and Financing, Corporate Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions

We work with closely-held private companies and their investors in (i) business structuring and seed / early-stage equity financing; (ii) debt financings, key strategic partnering agreements and growth capital financing; and (iii) both buy-side and sell-side merger and acquisition transactions in deals valued up to $100 million. Here is a sampling of recent projects:

Represented Europe-based family office in seed, early and later-stage technology company investments in the U.S.

Represented closely held family business in purchase of competitive manufacturing-sector distribution and parts services businesses in the Western U.S.

Represented portfolio of traditional broadcast properties in commercial lending transactions ranging from $5 million to $20 million

Represented new media investment company investor in Series A, Series B and Series C investments in online advertising and ecommerce companies.

Advised seller in $8+ million sale of assets of non-­‐wireless products division of security technology company to public company competitor.

Represented seller in $20 million sale to competitor of stock of SAP reseller and services business with heavily negotiated earn-­‐out, escrow/holdback.

Assisted seller in $80+ million stock purchase of private equity­‐backed specialty food products manufacturing and distribution business by international public food products distribution conglomerate.

Represented buyer in purchase of competing technology professional outplacement and executive search firm.

Represented online retail portal in $25 million seed, Series A equity financing rounds with angel investors, strategic investor.

Represented security technology company focusing on transportation and logistics businesses for international port infrastructures in Series A and Series B venture capital financings.

Represented closely-­held specialty food products sourcing business in $125+ million asset sale to food and agriculture division of international transportation and third party logistics company.

Represented numerous early-stage companies and seed and angel investors in early-stage convertible note investments and seed stage investments.

Digital Media, Intellectual Property, Internet & Cyberlaw, Data Security & Privacy

We also supervise intellectual property portfolios for many of our clients, overseeing trademark and patent prosecution and copyright issues domestically and through our network of associated foreign intellectual property firms. And we provide strategic input and advice on privacy and data security compliance. Recent projects include:

Represented online advertising platform provider in crafting publisher and advertiser agreements, assisting with privacy and data security compliance, defending SPAM litigation, and complying with FTC requirements.

Represented startup group buying website in privacy and data security compliance, EU safe harbor compliance and certification.

Represented home automation technology company in strategic partnering arrangements, reseller and OEM agreements with various third parties; IP matters; Series A financing and follow-on financings with strategic investors.

Represented social media company in design of consumer platform including privacy issues and cybersecurity.

Represented startup financial services business and assisted with privacy, security compliance.

Advised VOIP service provider on partnering arrangements, customer terms of service, and data security compliance

Defended publisher of specialty judaica in copyright infringement lawsuit.

Represented growing national restaurant chain in its efforts to expand its brands and protect them internationally, while challenging competing Asian trademark owner.

Advised on launch of merchandising campaigns using branded celebrity names and likenesses

Advised children’s new media and educational entertainment company in music licensing, character merchandising, and copyright and trademark protection strategies for new educational short films and DVDs

Negotiated and finalized multiple internet advertising agreements with major online advertising platforms for Brazilian ecommerce websites.