Business Services

Entrepreneurial & Emerging Business Services

Roetzel attorneys routinely advise and counsel clients who desire to form and start businesses on a wide array of issues, including entity formation matters, equity structures, investor negotiations, intellectual property rights, and other matters that are integral to the long-term sustainability of their success. 

Our in-depth, hands-on experience allows us to be our client’s strategic partner through each growth stage of the company’s life cycle.

Roetzel attorneys routinely advise and counsel clients who desire to form and start businesses on a wide array of issues, including entity formation matters, equity structures, investor negotiations, intellectual property rights, and other matters that are integral to the long-term sustainability of their success. 

Roetzel provides expertise to emerging privately held corporations and partnerships in a number of areas, including:

  • Access to venture capital/angel and seed financings and alternative sources of funding through introductions and access to broad base of relationships
  • Shareholder relations
  • Corporate governance and board advice
  • Product commercialization
  • Privacy and data security
  • Taxation
  • Finance
  • M&A/Exit strategies
  • Intellectual property
  • Employment law
  • Executive compensation
  • Succession planning
  • Key Person Incentive Programs

Our clients include consumer product companies, start-up companies involved in technology, software and hardware, video gaming, life sciences, biotechnology, agriculture, and a variety of other fields. Many of our attorneys have been intimately involved with incubator and other start-up investment houses throughout the United States. That in-depth, hands-on experience allows us to be our client’s strategic partner through each growth stage of the company’s life cycle. We also recognize that cash flow is of critical importance to clients with emerging businesses, so we staff matters accordingly and offer various pricing structures to best meet a client’s current needs.

Our Experience

  • Represented a growing engineering firm in a series of mergers and acquisitions of smaller firms throughout the west coast of Florida
  • Represented organizer in the formation and $5 million private placement of equity for a venture capital fund for investment in local high technology polymer companies
  • Represented a Texas-based fibromyalgia center in $20 million venture and angel tranche financing 
  • Represented a Minnesota-based manufacturing company in Series A and Series B financing ($52 million)

What We Do

  • Agreements among equity holders
  • Buy-sell and other agreements and plans
  • Commercial law issues
  • Credit facilities and banking assistance
  • Customer agreements
  • Entity formation
  • Equity holder agreements
  • Exclusive distribution agreements (domestic and international)
  • Exclusive supply agreements (domestic and international)
  • International opportunities
  • Lender agreements
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Strategic alliances and joint ventures
  • Structural analysis
  • Succession planning and agreements with key employees
  • Supply and distribution agreements
  • Vendor agreements

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