Emerging Growth Companies and Start-Ups

At Schinner & Shain, we take an interdisciplinary approach to prepare technology companies and other growing enterprises for success.  Our core team specializes in matters of finance and corporate governance, licensing and strategic transactions, and intellectual property protection. We represent clients in such fields as computer hardware and software, networking, multimedia distribution platforms, communications and e-commerce services, providing them with the legal guidance necessary to bring their concepts to market.

Whether the goal is securing capital, making an acquisition, corporate restructuring, or long-term revenue growth, our attorneys have the focused experience and skills to help our client’s achieve their objectives. We help companies in all phases of their life cycle, from start to finish. We often begin working with clients before formation, advising founders on company structure, taxation, employment, technology protection, obtaining financing, and matters of expansion and corporate maintenance. We help our clients grow by negotiating and drafting the deals and agreements that are essential to their business. We help many clients reach the summit through merger, acquisition, or direct public offerings.

We don’t view our clients as sources of revenue. We don’t offer (or charge) for inessential advice. We are sensitive to both time and budgetary constraints that emerging growth companies face. We try to deliver practical advice that facilitates growth, yet offers protection.

As advisors, we help our clients make sound legal and business decisions.  Our philosophy is that by helping a client’s business prosper, we are building a life-long relationship that will reward us in myriad ways. As service providers, the greatest reward comes from helping a client pursue and realize his or her dreams. The greatest compliment is not a legal victory, but when our client calls us a “trusted advisor” and an important part of the management team.