Private Equity & Venture Capital

Drawing on our own entrepreneurial spirit, legal knowledge and business experience, Much Shelist helps individuals, private equity funds, venture capital funds, institutional investors and a range of other groups and businesses identify and capitalize on new opportunities. Our attorneys work with clients to weigh the risks and rewards of potential investments and to structure agreements that minimize exposure while maximizing potential returns. We also assist clients with developing next-phase and exit strategies.

Our attorneys work with clients in every phase of the investment cycle, from entity formation, to venture capital financing transactions, to leveraged investments, mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings and beyond. We provide guidance in the following areas:

  • Corporate governance and fiduciary duties
  • Due diligence
  • Distressed acquisitions
  • Equity rights, transfer restrictions and exit strategies
  • ERISA matters
  • Intellectual property procurement, preservation and strategy
  • Leveraged buyouts
  • Management buyouts
  • Public offerings
  • Recapitalization and leveraged recapitalization transactions
  • Revenue stream holding structures
  • Stockholder, registration rights, voting and stockholder redemption agreements
  • Subordinated and mezzanine debt, and structured finance transactions
  • Tax-advantaged investment structures
  • Venture capital, including bridge debt and preferred equity financings