Doug Ramler

Douglas M. Ramler


  • Advised numerous start-ups utilizing technology developed at large public educational institutions on licensing, choice of entity, organization, founder equity, employment and initial customer agreements.
  • Advised numerous start-ups regarding entity structure and state of organization. 
  • Assisted numerous founders in planning, launching and capitalizing new ventures. 


  • Assisted a start-up software company in its negotiations and financing with a national accelerator and its subsequent $400,000 convertible debt seed round. 
  • Assisted an early-stage cannabis company in its $1 million SAFE round of financing.
  • Represented a growing fintech software company in a $6 million Series A Preferred financing. 
  • Advised an outdoor recreation products company on its $2 million Regulation D offering and its $1 million Regulation CF Crowdfunding offering. 


  • Routinely assist boards and management on corporate governance and organizational formalities.
  • Assisted a company in connection with a large strategic investment and guaranty by a founder. 
  • Provided advice in connection with the establishment and operation of an independent transaction special committee of the board.

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Advised a family-owned entertainment and amusement facilities company in a $35 million+ sale to a West Coast private equity firm. 
  • Assisted a growing medical device company in its $40 million+ sale to a global medical products company.
  • Advised a consumer packaged food product company in its $40 million+ sale to a private equity firm.