Emerging companies require a legal team that can provide fast and cost-effective services on a wide range of matters. The Emerging Growth and Technology Group at Eckert Seamans provides these companies with the coordinated attention of senior attorneys with in-depth experience at fostering the growth of companies from the initial idea through liquidity.
Eckert Seamans’ business attorneys guide clients through all stages of corporate growth, from initial incorporation through seed stage, venture capital and strategic investments, to mergers and acquisitions. The Intellectual Property and Technology and Licensing Groups handle all phases of intellectual property protection including patent, copyright, trademark and technology licensing. Many of our attorneys have hands-on experience as programmers, designers, systems developers, managers and engineers responsible for developing, purchasing, transferring, licensing, and protecting and enforcing rights in technology.
When needed, attorneys draw on the firm's significant resources in a number of important related practice areas, including tax, corporate finance, employment law, litigation, bankruptcy and creditors' rights and government contracting. Eckert Seamans’ Washington, DC office affords the firm ready access to governmental agencies.
The firm is uniquely positioned to serve clients with international business arrangements through membership in Lex Mundi, an international network of law firms providing “on the ground” services in all significant business jurisdictions, worldwide.
Representative areas of client service include:
- Company organization and equity allocation;
- Intellectual property protection including patent applications, trademark clearance, and contracts with employees and vendors;
- Angel, seed, venture capital and other financing;
- Licensing, distribution and sales arrangements;
- Executive and employee compensation including contracts, options and other arrangements;
- Tax planning;
- Estate planning for entrepreneurs and senior managers.
Eckert Seamans also has a Technology Grant Program to assist start-up technology companies with the legal costs associated with an emerging businesses. For more information on this program contact your Eckert Seamans attorney.
Stephen M. Foxman
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