Bilzin Sumberg's Corporate Group advises emerging companies throughout all stages of their life cycles, from company formation through initial funding to liquidity events. Our team takes a pragmatic, business-oriented approach to satisfying the diverse legal needs of our clients as their businesses grow. 

Our Emerging Companies services include, among others:

  • Counseling founders on formation and organizational matters
  • Crafting equity incentive plans to align the interests of founders, employees and advisors
  • Advising clients on employment and independent contractor matters, including offer letters, employment agreements, independent contractor agreements and separation agreements
  • Drafting and negotiating documentation for private placement financing transactions with friends and family, angel, seed, venture capital and private equity investors
  • Conducting due diligence for investors in emerging companies
  • Drafting and negotiating commercialization and licensing agreements, including distribution agreements, manufacturing and supply agreements and software and other intellectual property licenses
  • Establishing website terms and conditions of use and data privacy and security policies
  • Guiding clients throughout their life cycles on corporate governance matters
  • Assisting clients with planning for and implementing exit strategies, from private placements to mergers and acquisitions
David M. Seifer
Practice Group Leader, Corporate & Finance