We provide strategic counsel to entrepreneurs and early-stage businesses across the country and across various industries. We help them get established, build and maintain a workforce, connect to financing sources and strategic partners, protect their assets, and grow into market leaders.


The attorneys in our Emerging Growth and Private Capital Group have decades of experience helping emerging companies thrive—from entity formation, angel and seed financing, preferred financing rounds, and ultimately through a sale or initial public offering. The group is drawn from the practice areas that are integral to such efforts—business and finance, intellectual property, labor and employment, tax, health care, government relations, and litigation.

Our emerging company clients benefit from our vast network of relationships with venture capital and private equity firms, angel investors, investment funds and banks, and public companies that invest in emerging companies.

We also represent dozens of leading colleges and universities, making us uniquely positioned to assist in issues involving technology transfer and related commercialization.

We are committed to the long-term success of our emerging company clients and offer a wide range of options to help make the most of their limited resources. In addition, our Project SING program offers mentorship and academic sessions and alternative fee arrangements to a select number of emerging company clients. 

We help emerging company clients with:
  • Entity selection and formation/incorporation
  • Angel and seed financing
  • Venture capital financing
  • Intellectual property counseling and litigation
  • Employee benefits and executive compensation
  • Labor and employment
  • Strategic partnership agreements
  • Tax
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Public offerings and securities matters
  • Product commercialization
  • Federal, state, and local regulatory compliance 
  • Corporate governance
  • Privacy and data security

Contact

Travis J. Leach
Practice Leader
Tel 602.798.5444
leacht@ballardspahr.com

Todd A. Reece
Practice Leader
Tel 801.517.6872
reecet@ballardspahr.com

Gregory L. Seltzer
Practice Leader
Tel 215.864.8142
seltzerg@ballardspahr.com

 

Contact

Travis J. Leach
Practice Leader
Tel 602.798.5444
leacht@ballardspahr.com

Todd A. Reece
Practice Leader
Tel 801.517.6872
reecet@ballardspahr.com

Gregory L. Seltzer
Practice Leader
Tel 215.864.8142
seltzerg@ballardspahr.com