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Entering the Growth Phase: Post Series A

Once your company enters the growth phase, post Series A, your focus will shift to solidifying product-market fit scaling your customer base, reaching rapid revenue growth, and expanding your management team and workforce. Startup general counsel can help you navigate your new and increasingly complex set of business objectives and challenges. Your legal needs will change, and ensuring that you have access to experienced growth phase lawyers will be critical to reaching your ultimate goals, in addition to other resources.  

Growth Phase Fee Structures

Our startup general counsel services will be delivered through a combination of:

  • Reasonable and sustainable hourly fees customized fixed-fee packages (With caps on fees where applicable)
  • Regular updates on account balances and accruing fees (No surprises on legal invoices to help you with managing your budgets)
  • Big law expertise without big law hourly rates (Rates half to one third the rates of large national and global law firms)

Growth Phase Services

As growth phase lawyers, we will provide startup general counsel and assist your post Series A company as it scales. Several core areas that we cover include:

  • General Corporate Legal Work
  • Contracts
  • Corporate Governance and Board Management
  • Post Series A Financings
  • Executive and Equity Compensation 
  • Employment Matters
  • Licensing, Joint Venture and Strategic Partnerships
  • Tax Planning
  • Data Security and Privacy
  • Growth through Mergers and Acquisitions

Exiting Through a Merger or Acquisition

Selling your business is a process involving many steps that ideally unfolds over a period of years rather than months or weeks.  From preparing your business for sale to assembling your team of advisors to structuring and negotiating the actual sale, our highly qualified and experienced M&A team can help achieve the best possible outcome for you.  We formulate creative solutions to challenging problems, simplify the complex, and make the sale process as painless as possible, so you can continue to focus on growing your business during the sale process. We have successfully completed hundreds of sale transactions, representing billions of dollars in aggregate sale proceeds for our clients.  Our team draws on a deep well of experience to solve the issues that routinely arise in sale transactions across a variety of areas, including tax, employment, intellectual property, and government contracts to name a few. Click here for more information on the Shulman Rogers M&A Practice.

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