Providing innovative solutions for a successful future 


Emerging companies take on many shapes and forms, but they all have significant legal needs that must be addressed to ensure long-term success. The Emerging Companies and Venture Capital team at Parsons Behle & Latimer tailor their services to the unique needs of each company. Our team members collaborate with entrepreneurs, start-ups and emerging companies through all stages of growth, providing innovative solutions for the legal and business challenges they face.

Our attorneys have counseled hundreds of entrepreneurs starting new businesses, advising on the formation of companies, capital raises from angel investors and venture capital funds, equity structures, internal governance and compliance matters, business disputes, licensing agreements, intellectual property protection, technology transactions, employment and equity compensation, real estate leasing and other issues vital to their success.


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Business Formation

Entity formation is a critical element to set the foundation for any business’s future. Parsons Behle & Latimer's attorneys advise on business strategy, founder agreements, internal governance documents, operating agreements, cap table construction and developing the right business entity that will fuel a company’s growth.

Startup & Venture Capital Financing

Capital is key to growth. Parsons Behle & Latimer advises clients on venture capital, angel and other private equity investments and financings, negotiating fair and balanced terms as well as providing the necessary guidance on securities, tax, corporate finance and regulatory issues associated with these transactions. Parsons’ attorneys also routinely assist emerging growth companies in securing lines of credit and opportunities to utilize leverage with institutional lenders of all sizes.

Employment & Equity Compensation

Parsons Behle & Latimer's attorneys counsel emerging companies to help them provide appropriate incentives for employees. Our attorneys advise on a wide range of employment issues including executive compensation; stock options and other forms of equity compensation and incentive plans; contractor and consulting agreements; and general employee agreements, handbooks and human resource policies.

Intellectual Property

Protecting your company’s intellectual property is paramount to the success of any business. Parsons Behle & Latimer's intellectual property team assist clients with all aspects of intellectual property protection, including patent and trademark registration, licensing, due diligence, portfolio management, cease and desist letters, technology transactions and litigation.

Business Agreements & Commercial Contracts

Advice and oversight of contracts is essential for all emerging companies. Parsons Behle & Latimer's attorneys help businesses review and negotiate essential contracts including consulting agreements, purchase agreements, service agreements, licensing arrangements, SaaS agreements, partnership arrangements, joint venture agreements, contractor agreements, leases, supply chain contracts, employment agreements and NDAs to ensure your interests are protected and liability exposure is mitigated.