Venture Capital & Emerging Businesses

Venture Capital & Emerging Businesses

ArentFox Schiff offers 360° legal counsel for clients starting and growing their businesses. Our Venture Capital & Emerging Businesses group offers a full suite of services for the critical issues that companies face at every growth stage, from formation through a successful exit.

Our Focus

Successful emerging companies are pragmatic, innovative, and focused – just like our legal strategies. At ArentFox Schiff, we partner with clients to determine the best corporate structure and give practical, cost-effective advice on issues ranging from IP protection, employment, and licensing to regulatory compliance and general business counseling.

In particular, ArentFox Schiff understands the intricacies of every phase of an early-stage company’s growth trajectory. We advise founders, c-suite professionals, and management teams building a legal framework around the initial business idea and continuing throughout each investment round and the expansion of the company, through a successful exit.

Industry Expertise

  • Agtech
  • Beverage and Food
  • Cannabis
  • Cleantech
  • Construction
  • Edtech
  • Fashion
  • Fintech
  • Food, Drug, Medical Device and Cosmetic
  • Healthcare
  • Prescription Drugs, Biologics and Diagnostics
  • Software
  • Technology

Our Work

We understand the unique challenges and goals of emerging companies. Our team focuses on client services while developing innovative strategies to rapidly respond to evolving business environments so that new and emerging companies can overcome hurdles and achieve success.

Our network is your network. As a result of our longstanding connections, we endeavor to introduce clients to venture capital, angel, and private equity investors, and help develop relationships within and across industry ecosystems. We help our early-stage clients identify appropriate sources of capital to meet their short and long-term goals. For entrepreneurs and emerging companies, we provide financing advice, including initial capitalization, employee ownership arrangements, and terms of seed, angel, and preferred stock financing rounds.

For more mature businesses, we aid in the negotiation of lending transactions, ranging from secured revolving credit and term loan facilities, to equipment leases and mezzanine debt features.

What We Do

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