Entrepreneurial Services - Formation and Launch
Life Sciences Law offers start-ups all of the services an entrepreneur needs to form a business entity, build an executive team, raise capital and commence operations. We advise clients prior to forming new businesses on effecting smooth separations from previous employers, selecting the appropriate type of new entity and the best means to protect and transfer intellectual property.
We collaborate closely with entrepreneurs to provide a wide range of services in the early stages of enterprise formation and capital raising. Our services include advice on structuring the new enterprise, reviewing relevant tax and accounting considerations, guidance on drafting the business plan, and assistance in identifying the appropriate sources of angel and venture capital financing, as well as introductions to such financing sources. We also help design restricted stock programs, incentive stock options and other equity compensation tools for founders and management. We assist founders in identifying qualified candidates for the management team, Board of Directors and Scientific Advisory Board. We also assist entrepreneurs with documents governing the relationship of employees and the enterprise, including non-competition covenants, nondisclosure agreements and intellectual property assignments.