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The Venture Capital Legal Handbook: Top Lawyers & Venture Capitalists on the Laws and Documents that Govern VC Deals, Raising Capital, Mergers & Acquisitions, IPOs & More

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9781587624391: The Venture Capital Legal Handbook: Top Lawyers & Venture Capitalists on the Laws and Documents that Govern VC Deals, Raising Capital, Mergers & Acquisitions, IPOs & More
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The Venture Capital Legal Handbook (italicize first 5 words) is an authoritative, insider's perspective on the ins and outs of venture capital laws and the legal aspects of all transactions, on a global scale. Featuring Partners, Chairs and Department Heads of venture capital all representing some of the nation's top law firms, this book provides a broad, yet comprehensive overview of the current shape and future state of this particular practice area. Discussing current and pivotal trends and changes affecting the venture community, as well as the intricacies of drafting, negotiating and closing investment agreements, raising critical points around the sheer vulnerability of transactions to the ever-changing laws of the day and the rampant globalization of venture capital, authors articulate the finer points around VC laws in a thoroughly comprehensive read – from beginning to end.

In addition to extensive and engaging commentary, authors provide a wealth of Appendix material and sample forms for common venture-related transactions. Samples include:

-Term Sheet -Diligence Request Template

-Merger Agreement -Independent Contractor Agreement

-Stock Acquisition Agreement -Articles of Amendment for Series A of Financing

-Certificate of Designation -Investor Rights Agreement

-Operating Agreement for a Venture Fund -& More

VC lawyers specializing in all sorts of transactions – covering all stages and spanning all industries – offer up their thoughts on the legal aspects of deal making, the characteristics and capabilities of the successful practitioner, and the finer points around this practice area now, and what will hold true into the future. The different niches represented and the breadth of perspectives presented enable readers to get inside some of the great legal minds of today, as experts offer a candid and unprecedented glimpse into the fascinating world where science, technology and law intersect.

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This book is written by:

1) Gorsuch Kirgis, LLP

Cynthia Smith, Partner

Alexander P. Singha, Senior Corporate Associate

An M&A Exit for a VC Investment

2) Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

T. Hale Boggs, Corporate and Finance Partner, Co-Chair Business and Transactions Division

Theodore W. Jones, Corporate and Finance Associate

Perspectives on Venture-Backed Companies

3) Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz

Matthew S. Heiter, Shareholder

Diverse Roles of the Venture Capital Lawyer and of the Client

4) Edwards & Angell LLP

Peter J. Barrett, Partner

Jennifer N. Oswitt, Associate

How to Secure a Successful Private Equity Investment

5) Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP

Richard N. Kimball, Corporate and Securities Partner

A Guide to Handling Your Investments

6) Kennedy, Covington Lobdell & Hickman, LLP

Robert B. Womble, Partner & Chair of Venture Capital Practice Group

Steps to Meeting Your Investment Goals

7) Hunton & Williams LLP

T. Justin Moore, III: Partner, Business Practice Group; Co-head, Global Capital Markets and Mergers & Acquisitions Teams

Timothy R. Dodson: Counsel, Business Practice Group

Focusing on the Needs of the Venture Capitalist & Entrepreneur

8) Brown Rudnick Berlack Israels LLP

Gordon R. Penman: Chair, Corporate Department; Managing Director of the Venture Capital Fund of New England

The Intersection of Two Perspectives:

The Lawyer & The VC

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