Each venture capital lawyer at Herman Jones LLP’s firm understands the high risks and potential for high rewards that are inherent in venture capital investment strategies. Our firm represents clients involved in all matters of venture capital transactions across the country and skillfully handles top-dollar, high-profile cases.
Venture capital law is extraordinarily complex and thus requires extensive strategic planning. Consulting with a venture capital lawyer gives venture capitalists access to a wide breadth of knowledge, including but not limited to mergers and acquisitions transactions, licensing matters, intellectual property protections and rights, and securities law.
Working with Herman Jones LLP can help ensure compliance with state and federal regulations. Additionally, many investor clients consult with their legal counsel regarding new ventures and refer their portfolio companies to them as well.
Interested in speaking with a leading venture capital lawyer? Call our team at 404.504.6500 or send us a message online. We look forward to assisting you.
What can a venture capital lawyer do for my business?
The venture capital lawyers at Herman Jones LLP provide specialized services and legal counsel to VC firms in all stages of development. From formation to exit, we are with our clients every step of the way.
Our legal team specializes in many fields that relate to venture capital, such as intellectual property protection, licensing, regulatory compliance, portfolio company management, litigation, and other venture matters. We bring our wide breadth of experience to the table and provide legal insight that protects our clients and helps them achieve their goals.
Venture Capital Regulations
Venture capital firms must navigate complex SEC regulations related to their investments and equity. With the help of an experienced venture capital lawyer, your firm can ensure it’s in compliance with these regulations.
Venture capitalists should be aware of the following regulations:
Prior to 2012, venture capitalists and companies could not seek private equity investments. H.R. 3606 , the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, lifted this prohibition and freed up entities to openly advertise their search for investors.
The JOBS Act also relaxed many other securities law requirements, such as the filing requirements for companies holding an IPO and allowing the use of crowdfunding to issue securities. Overall, the JOBS Act helped encourage small business funding.
Dodd-Frank and Consumer Protection Act
U.S.C. § 5301, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, places tight regulations on the financial industry and aims to protect consumers from corrupt practices such as abusive lending and mortgage practices.
Dodd-Frank requires hedge fund managers and private equity fund managers to register with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which puts them under further scrutiny and imposes greater regulations. Although venture capital managers are not required to register, some entities that are mainly dealing with venture capital investments but have other holdings must still comply with Dodd-Frank regulation.
Our venture capital lawyers can help you navigate these and other regulations, ensure you’re in compliance, and provide legal insight into the best strategies that serve your firm.
Portfolio Company Representation
Herman Jones LLP provides post-acquisition legal representation for portfolio companies. Our attorneys have extensive business backgrounds and are up-to-date on current trends, regulation updates, and changes in our clients’ industries.
As a boutique firm, we strive to provide personalized and highly effective strategies that serve our clients’ legal needs and help them achieve their desired results.
Contact Our Top Venture Capital Lawyers Today
Herman Jones LLP is here to help you with your venture capital matters. If you are seeking representation, we can help you choose the right path forward and will provide top-notch, personalized legal counsel for you and your business.
We will use our deep experience and success in top-dollar venture capital transactions to help you achieve your goals. In addition to our strong business backgrounds, we can also aggressively litigate any cases that may pertain to your firm.
Schedule your contact us for a review of your case today by calling 404.504.6500 or send us a message now. We look forward to hearing from you.