Startups and Emerging Companies 

Services Provided

Choosing Your Entity

We advise clients regarding business formation and structuring of various types of entities and assist with a variety of tax matters, including tax planning considerations in selecting the form of entity.

Protecting Your Ideas

We provide advice and draft agreements for all types of intellectual property, including patent and trademark licensing, copyright registration and licensing, confidential disclosure agreements and more.

Financing Your Business

We assist with private placement offerings, mezzanine financing and venture capital financing. We advise regarding shareholder agreements, shareholder disputes, assisting with stock issuances and transfer and redemption agreements.

Purchase or Lease of Space

Our real estate attorneys draft, review and negotiate purchase agreements and lease agreements. We examine abstracts and prepare title opinions, and assist with mortgage and loan agreements.

Creating Your Team

Our employment attorneys counsel clients regarding federal and state employment laws. They draft, review and assist in the implementation of employment policies and employee handbooks, independent contractor agreements, non-compete and non-disclosure agreements and prepare and review job descriptions.

Governing Your Business

Our attorneys assist with ongoing maintenance of organizational documents and advise regarding changes in the law and the impact of those changes on the organization. We regularly draft and review customer and vendor contracts to ensure the agreements are transparent and viable.

Expanding Your Business

Our merger and acquisition (M&A) attorneys have extensive experience in negotiating, structuring and completing mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and other reorganizations.

A Collaborative Approach

Our business attorneys bring a team approach to meet the unique needs of each client by collaborating with other practice groups including:

Additional Resources

Presentation Library

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If you have questions regarding our startups and emerging companies practice, please email or call us in Cedar Rapids at (319) 366-7641 or in Coralville at (319) 354-1019.