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Startups & Venture Capital

Much skillfully represents companies in every phase of growth and development – from the idea, concept stage, and entity formation through angel or venture capital financing, to mergers, acquisitions, and IPOs. We share your entrepreneurial drive and spirit. So, let’s get started together. We can help you build something great.

Startups & Venture Capital

Chicago – long a world-class commercial, transportation, and financial hub – is now an active center of high-technology innovation. With our practical and highly targeted legal services, Much’s Startups & Venture Capital attorneys know how to support this vibrant community’s pursuit of exciting new technologies and business opportunities.

Here for the entrepreneurs.

In the startup and VC space, we are typically dealing directly with business people – talented founders and C-suite members. If you are launching your business or taking it to the next stage, odds are you don’t have an in-house counsel yet. And with Much on your team, you don’t need to. Consider us your outside in-house counsel.

  • Entity formation and the Founders’ Transaction
  • Structuring ownership, including restricted equity, options, profit interests, and other employee incentive alternatives
  • Friends and family, angel, and seed financings, including priced rounds and convertible notes and convertible equity SAFEs
  • Series A venture capital financings and follow-on rounds
  • Securities laws compliance
  • Intellectual property protection
  • Operations, including terms of use, privacy policies, licensing, partnering, distribution, and day-to-day organizational and governance issues
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Portfolio investment transactions
  • Fund structuring, governance, and compliance
  • Special-purpose or hybrid investment structures

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