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Early Stage Companies

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Services & Industries >> Early Stage Companies

Allen Matkins provides strategic legal counsel to help early stage companies thrive.

We take an interdisciplinary approach to counseling entrepreneurs and young companies, offering deep guidance in:

This interdisciplinary approach allows us to serve as a strategic advisor through each stage of a private company's growth.

We represent numerous start-up and early stage companies from pre-formation through financing and then in ongoing operations.

We help clients with:

  • Planning and formation issues including:
    • Entity structuring and formation
    • Equity incentive and benefits plans
    • Shareholder agreements
    • Memorializing the relative rights and obligations of founders
    • Developing executive and non-executive compensation plans and policies
    • Structure practices and policies involving the development, acquisition and exploitation of intellectual property
  • Capital raising and financing issues such as:
    • Private placements and angel financing
    • Venture capital financing
    • Commercial financing
  • Ongoing corporate transactions, including:
    • Partnering agreements
    • License agreements
    • Joint venturing
    • Sales agreements
    • Mergers and acquisitions
    • Intellectual property
    • Confidentiality agreements
    • Joint venture and strategic partner relationships
    • Employment, consulting and trade secrets agreements