Raising Capital The Right Way

Securities Law

The Coleman Law Firm specializes in representing small businesses, growth companies and investment funds in all aspects of the capital raising process.  In addition, we work closely with our clients to understand their business plans and develop strategies to accomplish their financing goals.  When exploring the various strategies and complex securities laws that apply to securities transactions, choosing the right capital raising vehicle is a foundational key to success for any business venture.

Whether it is a goods manufacturer, software developer or a movie project, we are proud to represent companies and investment funds driven by entrepreneurs who are intent to grow and finance their businesses the right way.

We counsel and advise our clients every step of the way to obtain the financing that they need for success, including:

For Companies:

  • Crowdfunding financings (including drafting and filing of Form C)
  • Digital Securities Offerings (leveraging blockchain technology)
  • Startup seed financings (including “friends & family”)
  • Bridge financings (including drafting of convertible notes and SAFEs)
  • Angel investor and venture capital financings
  • Debt financing
  • Private placements, including drafting private placement memoranda and related documentation
  • SEC and state securities law filings and compliance
  • Stock purchase agreements, subscription agreements and “accredited investor” documentation
  • Securities law audits and rescission offers

For Investment Companies:

  • Investment company formation and organization (private equity, VC and hedge fund)
  • Term sheets, rights agreements and other key documents
  • Initial and follow-on investment structuring
  • Target company acquisition negotiations and deal documentation
  • Investment negotiations and deal documentation
  • Debt financing, including syndicated loan facilities, subordinated debt facilities and mezzanine debt facilities
  • Portfolio company compliance with credit and other deal documents
  • Securities Act and Investment Company Act registration exemption compliance