Emerging Companies

Perkins Thompson’s emerging companies practice focuses on helping emerging companies and private investors realize their business objectives. We are passionate about entrepreneurship, and with us you will find a trusted and valued partner as you build or invest in an emerging business.

Services Provided

We represent emerging companies and investors in diverse industries, including biotechnology, manufacturing, real estate and IT. Through our full-range of legal service offerings, we provide a one-stop shop to our emerging company clients in all aspects of their business endeavors, from inception to strategic exit and growth opportunities. Our specific areas of practice include:

  • Entity selection and organization
  • Capitalization
  • Securities offerings (Regulation D, Regulation A+, crowdfunding and other federal exemptions, and state blue sky compliance)
  • Intellectual property protection
  • Equity incentive plans
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Employment agreements and labor issues
  • Business immigration
  • Taxation
  • Confidentiality agreements
  • Supply and distribution agreements
  • Franchise agreements
  • Venture capital and angel investment
  • Mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures
  • Business succession planning
  • General counsel services

Recent Representative Matters

  • Advised multiple seed-stage companies in multistate private securities offerings
  • General counsel to leading medical device manufacturer
  • Legal counsel to Delaware technology startup in $1 million Series A round
  • General counsel to rapidly growing biotechnology startup