Startups and Emerging Companies

Startups and Emerging Companies 

Freeman Law supports startups and emerging companies as they drive innovation and turn vision into reality.

  • Each enterprise has a unique growth trajectory. Our legal team works with startups and emerging companies, positioning them to address and avoid legal risks—and plan for the future.
  • Our attorneys have been recognized nationally and internationally, including being named to U.S. News and World Report’s Best Lawyers in America list, Super Lawyers, and recognized by Chambers & Partners as among the leading attorneys in the United States. Nearly one-third of our attorneys serve as law professors at tier-one law schools
  • Less is more.  And nimble is the new bigger.  That’s us.  And that’s you.  Innovation and disruption are the foundation of a successful startup—building and marketing a better mousetrap.

Legal Counsel for Startups and Emerging Companies

Entrepreneurship is the backbone of the American economy.  And startups drive innovation.  We share their entrepreneurial mindset and their important role in the economy.  Our firm works directly with startups and high-growth private companies throughout the life cycle of their venture, helping entrepreneurs form companies and establish well-thought-out business structures and legal strategies.  We guide them through their unique trajectory, including fundraising, regulatory compliance, and risk mitigation.

You’re Different –  So are We 

Much like our entrepreneurially minded, startup clients, we see the world differently.  We start from a refreshing perspective: Our clients know that our default answer will never be “no.”  Instead, we begin from the premise that anything is possible; and we work to get you from where you are to where you want to be.

We help startups and emerging companies blaze a trail, serving as a long-term part of their team and laying the foundation for sustained success.  We maintain a boutique model by design.  And we are nimble and adaptive to change, values increasingly in demand in a fast-changing economy and evolving legal landscape.

Startups and Emerging Enterprises: Getting Started

Freeman Law understands that getting started can be the most challenging aspect of entrepreneurship.  We help companies with critical formation and choice-of-entity decisions, including:

  • Company formation and structure
  • Partnership agreements
  • Financing and investors
  • Compensation plans
  • Contracts and agreements

Our work doesn’t stop there.  We provide startups and emerging companies with ongoing support to help navigate their unique legal challenges, such as:

  • Mergers, acquisitions and other strategic transactions
  • Tax and estate planning
  • Intellectual property – patents, trademarks and copyrights
  • Labor and employment issues
  • Real estate
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Litigation

Business and Tax Structuring for Startups: World-Class Tax Counsel

Freeman has been ranked by U.S. News and World Reports as a “Tier 1” law firm for tax law.  We work with startups and emerging companies to navigate complex regulatory and tax challenges, deploying advanced tax solutions to help mitigate and minimize tax exposure.

Our attorneys bring big-firm talent and insight.  Our firm originated from an institutional commitment to world-class counsel in complex taxation and tax litigation, a commitment that has garnered national and international recognition.  Our tax attorneys include former IRS trial attorneys, former clerks to the Chief Judge of the United States Tax Court, tax law professors, dual-credentialed CPAs, and attorneys with advanced LL.M. tax degrees from the most prestigious tax programs in the nation.  And one-third of our attorneys serve as law professors at tier one law schools, teaching tax law.

From Vision to Reality

We help startups turn vision into reality, setting the gears in motion to transform industry sectors—and to create value from calculated risk and insight.

Legal, we believe, functions best as a collaborative member of a team with a shared goal, not a siloed function with veto power.  We bring business and life experience—factors that animate and optimize knowledge sets, a reality that translates to value.

Ultimately, we join our clients in the trenches, navigating and evaluating risks, negotiating with intention, and recognizing that transactions are not zero-sum propositions—synergies and win-wins lie at the heart of getting to “yes.”

Let’s Grow Together.

Contact Freeman today to discuss how we can help you turn vision into reality.