Startup and Emerging Companies

Emerging Companies and Venture Capital

Eaton Peabody has one of the leading emerging company practices in the state. We regularly advise numerous startups across multiple sectors—including software, life sciences, clean technology, manufacturing, composites, and advanced materials. We work closely with these companies to provide practical and cost-efficient guidance on startup issues ranging from optimal corporate structure, fundraising, employment and hiring issues, equity compensation, mergers, acquisitions and other complex strategic transactions. Additionally, we provide a full range of intellectual property counseling, helping clients identify protectable intellectual property and by advising clients on the registration, ownership, protection, exploitation and enforcement of all forms of intellectual property, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets.

We have particular expertise in structuring startup investment transactions—from early seed investment, friends/family and angel investors, through later stage venture capital funding. View a sample of our representative transactions.

We also represent a number of venture capital funds though formation, fundraising, and target company investments, and we work with many other early-stage investors involved in funding startups. Our clients benefit from decades of collective experience representing both founders and investors.

Meet the Team:

Jeff Spaulding

Jeff Joyce

Jen Baroletti

Katherine Porter

Representative clients include:

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