Emerging Companies

With venture capital investment active once again, exuberant optimism has been replaced by healthy investor skepticism.  As startup technology companies develop solutions in diverse sectors including energy, computing, agriculture, health care, retail, hospitality and education, companies must articulate and execute an effective growth strategy in order to maintain the flow of investor dollars. 

Key Contacts

Christopher L. Russell Partner Sacramento, CA
Todd A. Bauman Partner Portland, OR
Paul M. Boyd Partner Boise, ID
Mary P. Hull Partner Portland, OR
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Overview

Our team provides practical and thorough advice to a diverse range of companies that are forming, financing, hiring, creating and protecting innovations, as well as resolving disputes that may arise along the way. We bring a combination of legal knowledge, entrepreneurial thinking and understanding of the financial markets as we help your enterprise navigate from startup through sale or public offering. 

Our Services

  • Choice of entity
  • Seed and early-stage venture capital or angel financing
  • Patent, trademark and copyright protection
  • Board and advisor governance
  • Licensing and partnering agreements
  • Joint ventures and strategic alliances
  • Employment matters and equity compensation
  • Real estate leasing
  • Dispute resolution and litigation

Our collective business experience includes assisting with entity formation and governance structure, attracting angel and venture capital investment, securing patent protection, formalizing agreements with executives and advising on board of directors establishment and communication. We also offer valuable contacts and relationships with a wide range of funds, accountants, insurers, marketers and other service providers who  you’ll undoubtedly need as your business grows through product development and distribution phases.  Our capabilities and connections are specifically structured to provide the advice and counsel required to grow your business through the initial stages of its life cycle—from launch through sale or public offering. 

A common challenge for start-up executives is navigating common operational issues of building an enterprise. We anticipate and address your needs and advise you ahead of what you require at each stage. Entrepreneurs expect, and experience with us, advisors who think proactively to prepare you for the next phase of needs and prevent costly delays.

At all times, we focus on practical approaches and efficient provision of services because we recognize  your business is in a critical stage of fundraising and organization.  Our services are provided cost-effectively through a low-cost start-up legal package, as well as through flexible, tailored billing alternatives. We scale our services to your growth trajectory and needs.

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