Industries

We provide world-class legal and business consulting across a range of industries for companies of all shapes and sizes, from start-ups to global industry leaders. Our fingers are on the pulse of the rapidly evolving worlds of energy and tech, giving our clients the upper hand in complex transactions and sophisticated negotiations.

 

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energy infrastructure

We have extensive experience in the renewable energy industry and we are uniquely positioned to serve the needs of owners, developers, contractors, financiers, suppliers and other entrepreneurs in the industry.

From dirt to distribution, we understand the nuances of acquiring, developing, constructing, operating and selling renewable projects, and have years of experience in the following areas:

  • Project acquisition and sale (M&A)
  • Negotiation of the following types of development agreements:
    • Power Purchase Agreements
    • EPC Agreements
    • Supply Agreements
    • O&M Agreements
  • Structuring joint ventures and co-development agreements
  • Advising on investment in energy projects
  • Formation of project companies
  • Dispute resolution 

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TECH & SOFTWARE

In one sense, nearly every 21st century company is a software company: the systems that your business employs for knowledge harvesting, creation, organization and distribution will define your future success. We've seen first hand the tech industry's transformation of nearly every other industry, including some of the most traditional and insulated, including energy, transportation and law. With our Northern California office, we keep our fingers on the pulse of the tech industry. Understanding changing dynamics between the law and tech industries not only allows us to provide superior consulting services, turning knowledge into value, but it also helps us to ensure that our firm remains on the cutting edge of innovation in our own industry. 

With combined decades of tech industry experience, we are particularly skilled with:

  • Entity formation
  • Corporate governance
  • Commercial transactions
  • Intellectual property strategy
  • Intellectual property licensing
  • M&A negotiations and due diligence
  • Structuring joint ventures and co-development agreements
  • Investments

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start ups

A legal strategy usually isn't the first priority when you're starting a business. However, as a business founder, you will make a number of critical business decisions at an early stage with potential short and long term legal implications, starting with the entity formation process. We've helped many young organization go from concept to corporation, including partnership agreements and special entity formation, and we've guided companies through business-critical decisions at every nearly phase of development. 

As your adviser, we've got your back from day one and will go the distance to make sure that your business is well prepared for fast-moving risks and opportunities. We offer particular expertise in the follow:

  • Entity formation
  • Corporate governance and shareholder issues
  • Commercial transactions
  • Intellectual property strategy development
  • Intellectual property licensing
  • Internal legal process development
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Structuring joint ventures and co-development agreements

If you are in the early stages of starting a business, and are perhaps not even not sure whether you need legal advice or consulting, please feel free to reach for an introductory discussion. We are happy to connect with entrepreneurs and to learn about your goals and challenges.