Venable Venture Services (VVS) has a long history of advising entrepreneurs and disruptive companies. In fact, some of our biggest clients today were early-stage emerging companies when we first started representing them 10 and 20 years ago.
We view our startup company clients as partners and provide them with practical, business-savvy, cost-efficient advice centered on one partner as a single point of contact for resources and guidance. We want to be their trusted legal advisors who prioritize and proactively manage their need for legal advice and support. Often quick, timely advice helps conserve time and money, which is so precious to startups; this means having the partner-level skill and knowledge of the company and the business needed to render prompt advice. Working with startup clients requires long-term, mutual investment to help them achieve their goals.
Our integrated services allow clients to call on senior, experienced attorneys who are familiar with the products, technologies, and industries, and who regularly work with game-changing companies – including a number of us who have served in senior legal and business roles inside these companies.
How We Help
Whether our clients are raising capital, hiring and nurturing talent, dealing with regulatory issues or litigation, building strong patent and trademark portfolios, licensing technologies, negotiating important contracts, structuring the business to optimize tax considerations, or growing by acquisition or international expansion, we are here to help, calling upon the talents of nearly 700 attorneys across the firm. We are trusted outside general counsel, managing all issues that may arise.
Our regulatory experience is key. Companies that set out to be innovative and disruptive in regulated industries need a law firm with deep domain expertise to help guide their success.
We have a nationally recognized regulatory practice, particularly in healthcare, fintech, privacy and cybersecurity, and digital media. Our goal is not just to get a company started, but to work closely with the company, leveraging our areas of deep industry knowledge to help drive success. We are equipped to help nurture your business, and we're focused on growing with you.
What We Offer
VVS participants have access to a comprehensive suite of legal services with a predictable and discounted fee structure designed to satisfy the needs of startup companies.
- Trademark protection and counseling
- Strategic patent portfolio assessment
- IP commercialization
- IP transactions and collaborative agreements
- Corporate structure and tax advice
- Financing (private and public)
- Employment relations and benefits
- Regulatory and other specialized assistance
To learn more about how we can help you, please contact us at VentureServices@Venable.com.