Entrepreneurs rely on our advice and relationships to make important decisions and to establish the connections they need in the marketplace. From determining the appropriate equity structure, hiring the first employees, and signing the first office lease, to closing the initial bank loan or round of equity financing, our business lawyers can help navigate entrepreneurs though all of a new venture’s milestones. 

Kleinbard’s attorneys are well suited to provide sophisticated and practical counseling and transactional expertise to assist young companies from formation through various growth cycles. The Firm prides itself on the fact that entrepreneurial clients routinely return for advice as they launch additional ventures. We combine the technical expertise required to navigate complex transactions and regulatory regimes with the savvy advice start-up companies require before they have built a management infrastructure to support the venture. The founders of a new company need to focus their attention on the business — our job is to tailor your entity and capital structure to provide maximum flexibility and benefit as the business grows.

Our attorneys stay abreast of developments in the capital markets and understand that venture capital, specifically, can be a highly attractive funding source for emerging businesses. We regularly negotiate with both investors and emerging business clients and have a proven track record of bringing potential investors and portfolio companies together. Our deal lawyers draw upon their extensive experience to offer investors and emerging companies the practical and decisive advice required to make crucial decisions at every stage of a transaction, including investment structuring and management, corporate and intellectual property due diligence, and investment exit strategies and execution.