Porter Hedges corporate attorneys have long been dedicated to emerging companies and the venture capital funds that finance them. We regularly assist emerging companies within many industries with a full spectrum of corporate, securities, and merger/acquisition transactions related to building their business from initial formation and venture capital financing through an initial public offering or sale.

Among the many industries in which we have represented private and publicly held companies in venture capital formation are:

  • Energy
  • Healthcare
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Distribution
  • Banking and Finance
  • Computer Technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Entertainment
  • Telecommunications
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Waste Disposal

In addition, we serve many such companies as “general counsel,” providing assistance with day-to-day legal, advisory and compliance matters. We are known as an energetic dealmaker and strategic partner for our clients, regularly handling complex and demanding financing transactions in the U.S. and internationally.

Our firm is also a leading provider of legal counsel to premier venture capital funds in fund formation and venture investments. We represent venture capital firms and their respective portfolio companies from their initial portfolio investment, through the tuck-in investments, divestments, and recapitalizations, to the portfolio companies' ultimate exit transaction, whether by disposition or public offering. We advise venture capital groups acting as equity investors, underwriters, placement agents, or in other capacities. And we have served as special tax counsel to promoters and investors in connection with organizing and structuring investments in venture capital funds.