The promise of new products and therapies has created a growing industry in biotechnology; an industry that has resulted in a complex maze of laws and regulations as the United States leads the way in the biotechnology field.
Biotechnology clients require a law firm with attorneys experienced with both start-up and established biotechnology companies. Very often, counseling with biotechnology companies and their owners requires a more personal and more entrepreneurial-based approach than many law firms are able or willing to provide.
The Firm is well qualified to assist start-up and early development companies in choice of entity, structuring option and compensation plans for employees, creating research alliances, preserving and protecting qualified scientific talent and intellectual property rights. We have structured numerous financing options for our clients, including private placements, venture capital and angel investment financing, warrants, options and employee stock ownership plans (“ESOPs”). Representative legal services we have provided for biotechnology clients include matters of litigation, designing and implementing strategic alliances, immigration, technology transfers, development agreements, distribution agreements, antitrust, securities and corporate law, and due diligence reviews for mergers, acquisitions, and other transactions.
We can assist clients to patent their biotechnology, navigate the permitting processes and secure necessary regulatory licenses. We maintain relationships with some of the country¹s top patent attorneys to assist clients in patent dealings with the Unites States Patent and Trademark Office.
Recognizing the difficulties that a start-up biotechnology client faces, the Firm is able to structure unique and creative compensation programs which allow the client access to the high quality legal services it might otherwise have difficulty in obtaining.