Venture Capital & Securities

Seeking financing for a business venture or exploring investment opportunities, while on opposite ends of the financial spectrum, often have very similar interests and objectives. For parties on both sides of the negotiation, it is essential to work with a legal team  experienced and able to understand both parties’ interests.

At Thompson LLP, we operate an agile team of securities attorneys. We are up to speed with the most recent regulatory developments including the new JOBS Act regulations (which recently allow crowd funding for startup companies and general solicitation in certain types of capital placements).

We represent all types of interests and companies — from small online startups to more well-established concerns preparing for their initial public offering — in all types of venture capital and securities matters, including:

  1. Investment planning and structure for venture capital investors.
  2. U.S. private placement solutions for international companies.
  3. IPOs and other registration filings including Sections 5 and 12 of the Securities Act of 1933 and Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
  4. Exemptions under the Acts, including Regulation D, Regulation S, Rule 144A and beyond.

Our team helps businesses secure financing of a variety of forms and structures. We advise on the types of investment vehicles most appropriate for each company, whether convertible note, stock series issuances or other investment instruments, and make sure the chosen investment strategies are in full compliance with all relevant laws and regulations.