We know you need a legal team that understands where you are and where you want to go. We are the team that recognizes the pressures of the market and the innovation and initiative that brought you to this point. We work closely with emerging growth companies, as well as with angel investors and venture capital firms that help finance the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

We assist start-ups across their life cycle, from business formation issues to mergers and acquisitions. We also counsel on the capital-raising process, including private placements such as angel and venture round financing, mergers and acquisitions; and additional business, tax, and accounting issues, along with risk management and intellectual property protection.

We regularly advise private equity, venture capital, and angel investors in performing proper and extensive legal and financial due diligence of portfolio company acquisition and investment opportunities.

Industries We Serve

  • Biotechnology
  • Computer hardware and software
  • Fiber optics
  • Marine and Life Sciences
  • Micro-electronics
  • Online Education
  • Renewable Energy
  • Breweries, wineries, and distilleries

Our Services

  • Turn-key structuring of fund formations (including management company structuring)
  • Structuring of single-asset funds
  • Formation of parallel investment vehicles and structuring of employee co-investment funds
  • Fund marketing
  • RIA compliance
  • Joint ventures
  • General organizational matters
  • Negotiating terms and side letters with prospective investors and closing subscriptions
  • Offerings, investments, acquisitions, dispositions, and divestitures for portfolio companies and other fund investments and financings
  • Counseling on all phases of the life cycle, from start-up and formation to market fit, to pre-venture guidance, IP protection, scale, maturity, and finally, exit strategies


Our team has been on the inside and we know firsthand the demands entrepreneurs face. We also know what it is like to manage a growing company. Many of the team's attorneys bring prior experience as in-house general counsel to their work. In addition, before joining Woods Rogers, Corey Davis was a successful entrepreneur who created a rapid-growth company, raised capital, and successfully exited the venture.

Our experience combines deep understanding of our client's business and a shared entrepreneurial spirit. We thrive on connecting our knowledge with resources and scale to see emerging growth companies, partners, investors, and the VC communities succeed together.

Our experience includes:

  • Representing regionally focused venture capital firms
  • Representing industrial companies making venture capital investments
  • Representing undergraduate and graduate students in starting a company and obtaining angel financing
  • Assisting angel investment groups with corporate and IP due diligence matters
  • Representing an online education start-up in structuring and negotiating its sale to a leading private equity fund


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