We understand the critical needs of entrepreneurs who are developing new technologies and raising capital to fund growth. Locke Lord’s start-up clients demand practical, cost-effective and strategic advice on corporate structure, fund raising, equity compensation, patents, licenses and collaborations and other important matters. We have represented venture capital and private equity firms since the industry evolved in the 1950’s, and we were helping entrepreneurs start new companies long before that. From incorporation through important milestones to liquidity, our long experience can help our clients succeed.

At Locke Lord we offer standard documentation to enable founders to get an entity up and running quickly. Our corporate and tax attorneys advise on choosing the optimal capital structure for the new venture.

We believe that now more than ever is the time to invest in innovation. We have developed the HIT program to put our money where our mouth is. We have committed to work with entrepreneurs and young companies, to provide financial support and access to the strategic legal advice they will need to jump start goals and achieve success. We welcome entrepreneurs and young companies to contact us to discuss our program which includes deferred and fixed-fee arrangements, discounts, and grants for legal services.