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Baker Donelson represents numerous venture capital firms investing in early-stage businesses and venture growth companies.

Why Baker Donelson?

Ranked nationally in "Venture Capital Law" in the 2022 edition of U.S. News - Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms"
Led by former in-house counsel for early-stage venture capital-backed company
Top-listed in the nation in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for Mergers and Acquisitions Law, based upon total number of attorneys listed

Practice Overview

Venture funds, family offices, and other sophisticated investors rely on Baker Donelson to help lead investments in businesses at any stage of development.

Baker Donelson advises clients on both debt and equity financings, including early-stage seed investments, preferred stock offerings, and convertible notes and Simple Agreements for Future Equity (SAFEs). We provide clients with strategic guidance about the best options for a particular situation, and we assist in planning and conducting negotiations to ensure clients obtain the best terms with an eye toward subsequent financings and liquidity events.

Baker Donelson also assists clients with venture capital fund structuring and formation, including compliance with the Investment Company Act, Investment Advisers Act of 1940, Securities Act of 1933, and ERISA.

  • Represented Martin Ventures as lead investor or co-investor in the purchase of debt and equity securities in multiple transactions with companies ranging from health technology and rehabilitation to veterinary medicine and oncology.

  • Represented Mountain Group Partners as lead investor in the purchase of debt and equity securities in multiple transactions involving companies in a variety of industries including diagnostic testing, biopharmaceuticals, animal health, telehealth, and digital health networks.

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