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Capital Markets/Securities

Unlock Your Access to Capital with an Insightful Legal Team

When you engage in venture capital and private equity activities, you need a legal partner who understands the intricacies of raising funds and can provide guidance based on experience.

Whether you're an ambitious start-up aiming for the stars, a seasoned investor eyeing the next big opportunity, or a private equity firm geared for transformative deals, we're here to walk you through the complexities.

We don't just advise; we partner, guide, and strategize to elevate every transaction and investment - whether reviewing a potential investment opportunity, structuring convertible notes or closing a series A or later funding.

We turn unfamiliar terminology, complexities and compliance into stepping stones for your growth and innovation.

Private placements

Businesses raising capital have a choice of (A) registering the sale of securities and selling them in a public offering or (B) selling them in a transaction exempt from registration (i.e., private placement). Any kind of security can be offered in a private placement, including notes, common stock, preferred stock, convertible notes, SAFEs, warrants, and options.

Capital Raising Structures

Our expertise ranges across many specialized private placement structures including:

Friends and Family Investments

  • Tailoring structures that balance the personal and professional aspects.
  • Crafting clear terms to mitigate potential relationship risks.
  • Ensuring compliance with securities laws for non-professional investors.

Angel Investments

  • Structuring deals that provide startups with early-stage funding.
  • Negotiating terms that recognize the high risk, high reward nature of these investments.
  • Facilitating due diligence processes and investor rights.

Institutional and Venture Capital Investments

  • Advising on series funding rounds, from Series A onward.
  • Crafting intricate shareholder agreements and term sheets.
  • Managing sophisticated negotiations between issuers and professional investors.

Fund Formation and Portfolio Company Management

  • Fund Formation.
  • Company financing including debt and equity investment rounds.
  • Portfolio company representation.
  • Acquisitions, sales and exit strategy structuring.

Complete Lifecycle Representation

We're by your side at every pivotal juncture - whether it's fund formation, seed financing, or strategic exit planning, our team shares your business goal of a seamless, efficient, and profitable trajectory.

Interdisciplinary Collaboration

As part of the process our securities attorneys regularly collaborate with our other practice groups, including employment and intellectual property.

Where Vision Meets Precision

At Lipresti Law, we honor visionary ambition with precise, informed strategy. Engage with us, and let's redefine the future of venture capital and private equity together.