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Technology Commercialization and Start Ups

There are a number of legal, business and tax issues that need to be considered when starting any new business or venture.    Determining and setting up the appropriate legal entity, structuring shareholder relationships, preparing organizational documents and filings, advising on capital structure, and legally preparing the business for operations are typical services provided by most corporate and transactional attorneys, including Kendra Law Firm.   We also specialize in companies involved in technology commercialization, including seed stage, virtual, angel and venture capital funded businesses.  These types of companies present unique issues and challenges because of the importance of intellectual property in the Company’s products and services.

We help you make informed decisions at the outset that have a significant impact on future venture, angel and third party financings, licensing and strategic relationships and exit for your technology based company.  We represent companies involved in software development and IT services (including SaaS business models), medical devices, medical diagnostics, early stage pharmaceutical development, life science research, health care analytics, advanced materials, sensors,  e-commerce and a host of other emerging technologies with their formative and ongoing legal needs.  We also represent University spin outs and researchers and faculty in dealing with University technology transfer issues in commercializing inventions and research.

We understand the needs and challenges of business involved in technology commercialization.  We have had the privilege of representing a number of businesses that fulfilled their goals of starting and ultimately selling or licensing their business or intellectual property resulting in a substantial return for founders and investors.

Our services include consultation, negotiation and drafting of business organizational and operating issues and documents, including:

  • Corporate formation documents and filings
  • Limited Liability Company Operating Agreements
  • Shareholder and Buy-Sell Agreements
  • Stock Option Plans and Employee Equity arrangements
  • Board Meetings and Corporate Governance
  • Financing Transactions
  • Non-Disclosure Agreements
  • Intellectual Property and Commercialization Strategy
  • University Technology Transfer arrangements and faculty representation
  • Simple and Complex Licensing
  • Trademark and Copyright
  • Research and Development and Pilot Study Agreements
  • Strategic Partnerships and Joint Ventures
  • Manufacturing and Supply Agreements
  • Standard Form Purchase and Sale Documentation