Emerging Companies and Venture Capital

Haynes and Boone, LLP has helped countless entrepreneurs and emerging companies nationwide successfully launch, grow, and finance their companies. Our team has represented numerous clients, providing practical legal guidance at all stages, from the structuring, negotiating, and closing of all forms of equity and/or debt financings, through IPOs, mergers, sale of stakes and changes in control. We help our clients avoid costly legal mistakes that could ultimately prevent them from raising money or achieving an exit.

Drawing on a strong track record, our firm provides a broad range of services to early-stage companies, startups, and emerging companies, including practical legal advice on:

  • Entity formation – Our team can help determine the best strategy and structure such as corporations, LLCs and other types of entities that best meet our clients’ specific goals.
  • Fundraising and financing strategies – Countless startups have relied on us to help them with preferred stock, SAFEs, and/or convertible debt, and other types of financing.
  • Commercial agreements – We can help negotiate, draft, and execute commercial agreements, business transactions, and technology licenses.
  • Mergers and Acquisitions - Our highly experienced team structures, negotiates and documents M&A transactions and sales of businesses.
  • Other corporate matters – We can assist clients with corporate issues related to IP and tech strategies, matters of equity compensation and associated plans, and even litigation.

We understand our clients’ commitment to brand alignment, knowledge transfer, innovation and build-to-buy strategies and our experience ensures that these deals are closing as quickly and as efficiently as possible.

We are committed to helping our clients excel and accomplish their vision and will always look for new ways to help them build the right relationships and realize opportunities.

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Idea to IPO Webinar Series

Idea to IPO is a member organization whose mission is to promote entrepreneurship, support entrepreneurs, build community, and provide value in the Silicon Valley startup ecosystem. Roger Royse regularly presents at this and many other organizations.

Recent webinars presented by Roger Royse can be found here.

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