The Southeast region is home to hundreds of technology and emerging companies. These firms specialize in various kinds of innovative technological solutions such as software development, modeling and simulations, cyber security technologies, state-of-the-art medical devices, technical consulting, and other sophisticated businesses. As such, millions and millions of dollars are invested annually in biotechnology research to produce cutting edge innovations. In addition, highly skilled science technicians and biotechnology workers with engineering and computer expertise are being recruited to areas like Birmingham, Huntsville, and beyond. Similarly, organizations such as the Alabama Department of Commerce’s (formerly known as the Alabama Development Office) and Accelerate Alabama Plan, the Birmingham Business Alliance’s Blueprint Birmingham Plan are leading the way to economic growth. These entrepreneurs in small and medium-sized businesses are leading the region to new levels of economic prosperity.
We have a passion for entrepreneurs and their growth companies. Whether it is incorporating their business, reviewing leases and contracts, managing employment and personnel issues, or seeking counsel on tax, corporate matters, or other complex matters, Christian & Small’s Technology and Emerging Growth Companies practice group pulls together experts in corporate, intellectual property, litigation, employment and governmental affairs to deliver a coordinated, multi-disciplinary suite of legal services to our clients. We recognize that emerging companies are the future, and we want to be a part of that future. Our firm can represent emerging growth companies throughout their entire lifecycle, from formation to commercialization to IPO or acquisition. Among other things, we support emerging growth companies in connection with entity formation, protecting intellectual property, raising seed money, debt and equity financing, and pursuing exit strategies such as sales of equity and technology assets. We also work with companies of all sizes, assisting with both early and later stage investment opportunities. Whether your company is in technology, biotech, construction, entertainment, manufacturing, financial services, professional services, or other businesses, we are confident that we can help you reach your goal.
Here are just some of the ways we can help:
- Corporate formation
- Intellectual property licensing and protection
- Reviewing, drafting and renegotiating employment agreements, vendor contracts, commercial leases and technology related agreements.
- Advising on proposed online ventures, including social networking, blogging, and related technology
- Employment and personnel counseling
- Federal, state, and local tax advice and guidance
- Corporate governance
- Estate planning for business owners