Emerging Companies

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Ruberto, Israel & Weiner has extensive legal knowledge and industry experience helping startups and emerging companies become successful. We are a part of the strategic team at every stage, from formation through funding, growth, and exit strategies.

RIW clients range from technology driven companies such as software, internet, cloud services, digital media, semi-conductors, computer gaming, medical devices, and clean technology, to manufacturers, retailers, construction and real estate development firms, service providers, hospitality, and restaurants.

Our firm size and structure allows us to provide more personalized attention, flexibility and value-based pricing than larger competitors.

CONTACT

What strategic business decisions do you need to solve? Yes, we can help. For more information, contact Russell Stein, Emerging Companies Group Chair, at (617) 742-4200 or rns@riw.com.

“Some firms operate as lawyers that are in business... RIW attorneys are more like entrepreneurs and business people who practice law.” – Jeffrey Davis, Chairman & Founder, Mage Management Consultants

We can help emerging businesses in these areas:

GETTING STARTED

  • Choice of entity and formation
  • Founder and shareholder agreements
  • Tax structures
  • Leasing or acquiring real estate

EMPLOYEE AND TEAM BUILDING

  • Equity compensation, stock options restricted stock
  • Employee and contractor agreements
  • Advisor agreements
  • Employee Handbooks

RAISING MONEY

  • Friends and family rounds
  • Convertible debt
  • Angel, venture and private equity financings
  • Private placements
  • Debt financing

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

  • Web forms
  • Distribution, strategic alliances, and joint venture deals
  • IP and brand licenses

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

  • Brand protection
  • Copyright protection
  • IT, software, web, and cloud licensing agreements
  • Trade secret protection

EXIT TRANSACTIONS AND ACQUISITION DEALS

  • Acquiring assets and companies
  • Company sales to public and private companies
  • Majority and minority recapitalizations (including with the use of mezzanine debt)

Participation in the Entrepreneurial Community

Our attorneys participate in many Boston-area organizations that encourage entrepreneurship, including:

American Technion Society; The Entrepreneurship Institute; Mass Challenge; Mass Technology Leadership Council