Venture Capital and Emerging Companies

Better Growth Fueled by speed and experience

Whether you’re a startup founder or an investor—you’re an entrepreneur. Your day is chaotic, it moves at an intense pace and you’re constantly juggling existing obligations and new challenges while seizing opportunities to grow and maximize your company’s value.

You require counsel with the same entrepreneurial DNA: to move quickly, anticipate roadblocks and answer the call at a moment’s notice.

We thrive where these needs intersect.

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Connecting Innovation to Investment

Our attorneys are actively involved in the venture community, monitoring and acting on the business trends that will impact your business. Our relationships with venture capitalists and angel investors run deep. We understand their goals and that understanding gives us insight into the ingredients for commercial success. We work with entrepreneurial and high-growth companies across industries, including healthcare and life sciences, energy and cleantech, education technology, fintech, cybersecurity and telecom. We’ll be in the trenches with you – from formation to exit and every step along the way.

Areas of Focus

  • Venture capital financing
  • Growth financing
  • Mergers & acquisitions
  • Debt financing
  • Commercial negotiations and transactions
  • Incorporation and business entity formation
  • Corporate governance and shareholder engagement
  • Special counsel matters
  • Social entrepreneurship and impact investing
  • Intellectual property transactions, licensing and protection
  • Cybersecurity and data privacy counseling and implementation
  • Federal, state and local tax matters and planning
  • Equity incentive plans
  • Dispute resolution, litigation and arbitration
  • Estate planning and asset protection
  • Leasing and real estate strategy
  • Executive compensation and employment matters
  • Strategic partnerships
Jeffrey A. HechtmanManaging Partner
Evan M. KnoblochChair | Business and Finance Group
Casey E. RivardOf Counsel
Aaron D. WernerOf Counsel
January 1, 1970

January 1, 1970

January 1, 1970

500 West Madison Suite 3700
Chicago IL 60661

Phone: 312-606-3200 Fax: 312-606-3232
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