Our attorneys have many years of experience with debt and equity offerings, private placements and securities law compliance. In the public arena, we are adept at counseling clients through all aspects of a public offering, including pre-offering strategic considerations, preparation of disclosure documentation, managing due diligence, structuring appropriate equity incentive plans and maneuvering through the offering process.
In the area of venture capital and seed and angel finance, our attorneys have significant experience in the representation of emerging growth companies and are familiar with the variety of investment structures, including preferred equity, convertible notes and SAFEs, as well as having represented several clients in the still developing area of equity crowdfunding. We also counsel investors and other participants in the financing process, including venture capital, private equity and hedge funds, angel investors, strategic corporate investors and placement agents. Our depth of practice in this area has given us a sophisticated understanding of the issues driving the negotiations on both sides of the table, enabling us to provide our clients with practical advice on strategy and market terms. In a field where efficiency and cost control are essential, we offer our clients extensive experience and practical judgment in assessing the benefits and costs inherent in their negotiating positions.
As many of our company clients are new to the process of angel and venture finance, some of the greatest value that we provide occurs before the first term sheet is drafted. Our clear understanding of what makes a company attractive to the investment community enables us to offer invaluable guidance in preparing for a financing. We advise on critical threshold issues such as corporate structure, employment relationships and intellectual property protection, and can offer guidance on content and format of business plans. As the negotiations and documentation proceed, we can assist issuers in understanding and negotiating the various complex issues that can arise. Throughout the process we offer practical advice to assist our clients in complying with securities laws while preserving maximum flexibility to pursue financing opportunities.