Venture Capital

Chicago Venture Capital Attorneys

The use of venture capital in funding new startups has become increasingly prevalent with the evolution of the internet and new technologies. The high-risk, high-yield potential of companies such as internet startups has increased the appeal of venture capitalism, which naturally means there is higher importance than ever on knowing the laws regulating it. Being able to keep venture capital structuring and usage within the limits of federal and state law is a weighty matter, and one that it makes it well worth investing your time and money in an attorney.

Hart David Carson provides thorough legal counseling and representation to businesses facing matters of procuring and investing venture capital.

Laws for Venture Capitalists

There are risks of investing in a smaller business that has not yet established its presence in the market. Venture capitalists know this, and thus often develop a diverse portfolio of investments. However, there are a number of regulations that govern the way investments should be managed. These regulations, given by the SEC, are important to take into consideration when investing in venture capital. 

Some of these regulations include:

  • Disclosure, reporting, and transparency standards
  • Anti-money laundering regulations
  • Advertising and solicitation limitations
  • Securities regulations
  • Equity investing practices
  • SEC registration and reporting
  • Due diligence research

With our experience in dealing with the complex regulations governing venture capital investments, Hart David Carson can provide you with the in-depth legal counseling and protection you need. We are also able to help with dispute resolution and mediation with thorough compliance research and aggressive negotiations on your behalf.

Laws for Startups

The laws applicable to obtaining venture capital cover a wide array of transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, partnering transactions, joint ventures, and so on. Intelligently structuring the transactions made with investors is key to protecting your startup from fraud and legal complications. Therefore, knowing the legal processes and limitations involved in obtaining venture capital funds and using them properly in your business is vital.

Obtaining funding is often dependent on how your business is structured, so you need to know how to keep your operations within the confines of the law. Skilled legal counseling provided by Hart David Carson will be a huge asset in remaining within legal limits when getting the funds you need. 

We can advise you on the following matters that can affect the funding you might obtain:

  • Operational concerns, such as employment and compensation
  • Intellectual property protection
  • Enforcement of contracts and agreements
  • Sales and trades regulations compliance, including meeting SEC standards
  • Drafting documents and contracts

Hart David Carson provides you with the assistance you need to ensure growth and impact in the market through venture capital funds.

Seeking Legal Assistance

With our experience in corporate governance, securities law, and other business law matters, we at Hart David Carson have represented numerous companies of all sizes in their investment endeavors. We can advise you on the private equity standards that govern venture capital investments, from structuring deals to assessing overall compliance.

Our knowledge of the law and strong negotiation skills allow us to cover the legal services you need in venture capital. For a free consultation, contact us today.

Hart David Carson is Committed to Your Success Hear From Our clients
  • "They are professional and driven individuals that are passionate about what they do. They listened and worked with me from beginning to end. I strongly encourage using them! You will not be disappointed!"
    Shannon D.
  • "The breadth of their practice areas allows them to service a broad range of clients and their attorneys vary in specialties, ensuring clients receive exceptional representation in any of the firm's practice areas."
    Mark S.
  • "They care. We were taken with open hearts and open minds when we looked for our special needs trust."
    Daniel B.
When you need a team commited to your rights Work With Hart David Carson

Whether you have questions or you’re ready to get started, our legal team is ready to help. Complete our form below or call us at (630) 931-0379.

  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.
  • By submitting, you agree to be contacted about your request & other information using automated technology. Message frequency varies. Msg & data rates may apply. Text STOP to cancel. Acceptable Use Policy