we help entrepreneurs protect, grow, and exit their businesses.
Entrepreneurs are free thinkers who take risks and put in the work.
They have a vision, and they persevere to achieve it.
As a result, they’re often left without the time or energy to tackle the critical legal challenges they face: the intricacies of tax optimization, custom designing their core partnership and commercial agreements, crafting the right financing or employee equity schemes, securing and enforcing their legal claims, or aligning on a clear, realistic exit strategy.
Those are the things we’re passionate about.
Working intimately with founders for almost two decades, we’ve developed a suite of sophisticated, value producing legal tools designed to help them build enterprise value and successfully navigate their legal challenges as efficiently as possible.
Over the years, we’ve helped them secure and enforce IP rights globally – often against much larger companies. We’ve supported them as they closed investment rounds with angels and private equity firms, and close exit transactions with industry competitors and VC’s. We’ve been at their side as they grappled with complex and high-stakes compliance challenges, bought and sold businesses and assets, re-designed their agreements, or navigated tricky partnership and litigation issues. We’ve also successfully negotiated complex agreements between them and leading global companies, including Facebook, Microsoft, Salesforce, Costco, Disney, AT&T, Pixar, Universal Music, Verizon, and many others.
In alignment with our core values, we strive to always deliver in a friendly, transparent, and ethical manner.
Our goal is to be a major strategic asset for founders as they create enterprise value and achieve their life goals, by helping them protect, grow, and, one day, successfully exit their businesses.
CHECK OUT FIT TO EXIT – OUR PROPRIETARY PROGRAM DESIGNED TO TEACH ENTREPRENEURS HOW TO CREATE – AND GET READY FOR – THEIR IDEAL BUSINESS EXIT.
Our values are the standards we strive to live by.
They define how we show up for our clients and for each other on a daily basis.
They act as our guiding stars when things get busy and uncertain.
They are the principles we go to over and over, as we explore new ways to create value for, and build meaningful relationships with, our clients, staff and partners.
Everything we do is ultimately an outgrowth of our four core values:
World Class Learning. We’re committed to learning and delivering the highest impact, value-producing legal solutions to help entrepreneurs create enterprise value in today’s fast paced, complex, and rapidly changing economy.
Integrity in Relationships. Integrity refers to the alignment between our words and our actions. It means that we strive to “walk the talk”, every single day.
Radical Transparency. We believe in open and honest communication. This allows us to work beyond silos, and attack complex problems in a collaborative way between our professionals, partners, and clients in a joint effort to create the most value.
Efficient Execution. We always seek to deliver as efficiently as possible. This requires simplifying and streamlining at every turn, iterating often, and constantly re-focusing on priorities as we explore all available options and strategies.
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AGREEMENTS AND RELATIONSHIPS
CHECK OUT OUR EXIT PLANNING PROGRAM FOR ENTREPRENEURS
To successfully exit their business, founders need a realistic exit strategy. They also need to make sure their business is ready for the exit process. More than anything, they need to make sure the exit they execute is the right one for them. What we call an “ideal exit” is one that helps a founder create the kind of post-exit life they want to transition toward.
With the help of leading professionals and thought leaders, including lawyers, tax experts, business valuators, life planners, investors, and entrepreneurs who have already completed successful exits, we’ve developed a proprietary, step-by-step program that helps business owners define, prepare for, and ultimately create their ideal business exit.
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