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Venture Capital
We Lead Companies to Capital

Investors want to find deals and close them. Companies need capital to keep moving their businesses forward. Both seek opportunities to connect with each other. Once they match their interests, they need experienced legal counsel who possess strong business acumen, who work cooperatively to get deals done, and who share their driving desire to close deals quickly and efficiently.

Attorneys in Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr’s Venture Capital Practice structure innovative, tax-advantaged deals for early stage minority investments for:

  • Startups and later-stage companies in diverse industries, including software, IT, computer hardware, biotechnology, medical device, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, environmental and energy
  • Venture funds
  • Angel groups and super-angels
  • Individual investors
  • Family offices
  • State agencies and other sources of regional funding

We are adept at helping clients navigate complex legal issues inherent in venture capital transactions, such as state and federal regulations; taxation regulations; and varying classes of investors, investment types and payout structures.

Our Venture Capital team regularly collaborates with attorneys in complementary practices—such as Tax, Securities, and Mergers and Acquisitions—when related matters arise to provide our clients with streamlined support.

Experience

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr attorneys advised on these select venture capital representations:

  • A health information technology and policy company in its convertible note purchase transaction, which included navigating complex legal issues sitting at the intersection of SBA regulations, S corporation taxation statutes, New Jersey and Delaware LLC statutes, and federal government contracting regulations.
  • An innovative kidney care delivery and management company in the closing of a Series B financing round that brought in millions of growth capital from a group of new and existing partners. The transaction included a renegotiation and restructuring of the investment profile.
  • An emerging growth internet company in the retail automotive industry in an equity raise.
  • A biotechnology company in a Series A Preferred Units of limited liability company membership interests.
  • A manufacturer of geosynthetic products in a Series A preferred stock capital raising transaction and in the purchase of a division of a specialty products manufacturer and subsequent sale to a public company.
  • A private equity and venture capital firm, along with a private investment firm as a co-investor, in a Series A and A-1 financing round in a contract research organization that focuses on the manufacturing of biopharmaceuticals.
  • A technology venture capital firm and an investment management firm in a Series A Preferred venture capital investment in a health care technology company.
  • Two venture capital firms in a Series A and bridge loan transaction in connection with an investment in a consumer food products manufacturer.
  • A Fortune 500 office supply retailer in a Series C venture capital investment in a technology company.
  • A Fortune 500 global power company in a venture capital investment in a solar panel manufacturer.
 

Recognition

The group includes attorneys who have received the following recognition:

Trade Groups & Associations

Contacts

Eric G. Orlinsky
Michael A. Gold