David M. Guilford
T: + 1.775.329.2764
We are firmly committed to making premier legal support accessible to emerging companies because we believe they are nothing less than the future of our economy. GLG provides single call access to our web of legal staff, venture capitalists, accounting support, and other entrepreneurs, to keep emerging businesses and the entrepreneurs who establish them focused on their success.
We are routinely involved with:
Financing and establishing corporate structures
Research and development contracting
Intellectual property protection, and strategy
Strategic partnerships and alliances
Mergers and acquisitions
Regulatory issues and compliance
Marketing, sales, advertising, and distribution
Labor and employment
Dispute resolution and litigation
Formation & Financing
Choosing the right type of business entity is among the most important choices made when a new business is established. The right type of entity makes attracting capital, talent and customers a more attractive proposition as well as provides the flexibility necessary to grow.
Insufficient capital is the reason the vast majority of all businesses fail within the first year. Lack of a formal structure to ensure outside investors and creditors of their rights is the principle reason most companies fail to attract sufficient capital. Choosing a form of entity and a friendly jurisdiction are critical to establishing a successful business.
When your business flourishes and new partners or shareholders are necessary, a strong buy/sell agreement ensures your new growth is stable. Unforeseen changes including death, divorce and bankruptcy can easily imperil a firm. Avoid the uncertainty and disruption of litigation with the protection your venture deserves.