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Equity Financings
  • Negotiate venture financing term sheets and transaction documents

  • Advise clients on financing strategy, business plans, private placement memoranda and investor presentations

  • Represent companies, as well as venture capital investors

  • Coordinate due diligence process on behalf of company clients (onsite)

  • Due diligence review on behalf of investor clients

  • Investor relations


Debt Financings
  • Negotiate commitment letters, debt financing term sheets and loan and security documents

  • Advise clients on loan and security structure and strategy, including asset-based financings, letter-of-credit facilities, investment grade bank and non-investment grade credit facilities, and medium-term note programs

  • Represent companies, commercial banks and financial sponsors

  • Coordinate due diligence process and collateral review on behalf of clients

General Corporate Counseling
  • Advise clients on choice of business entity (i.e. corporations, LLC’s, etc.) and capitalization structure

  • Compliance with state and federal securities laws

  • Compliance with applicable corporate governance laws and regulations

  • Officer and Director advisement

  • Stock option plan formation, implementation and maintenance

  • Protection of intellectual property


Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Negotiate M&A Term Sheets and Transaction Documents

  • Advise Clients on M&A strategy and deal structure

  • Coordinate due diligence process and review


Technology and Commercial Agreements
  • Representation of domestic and international clients

  • Inbound and outbound licensing transactions

  • Reseller, distribution, sales channel and supplier agreements

  • Nondisclosure, consulting, professional services, offshore development and joint development agreements

  • Joint marketing, partnering and strategic alliance agreements

  • Vendor agreements and debt instruments

Venture Capital and Private Equity Funds
  • Advise sponsors who form investment funds, with special focus on small and emerging fund managers.

  • Counsel sponsors on fund organization, domicile selection, market conditions and standards, fee and compensation structures, investor negotiations, proving them guidance through all stages of fund investment.

  • Advise sponsors on the optimal structure for ownership of general partner entities and management companies, and their individual relationships with their funds

  • Represent individuals and entities on their investments in venture funds, hedge funds, real estate funds

  • Represent individuals joining or exiting fund management entities

  • Negotiate the purchase and sale of secondary fund interests, including the review of fund and portfolio company documentation, interaction with fund sponsors, preparation of secondary purchase and sale and transfer documentation, and negotiation with buyers and sellers, to effecting transaction closings through all closing stages

  • Represent venture funds with their private company investments, including conducting due diligence and negotiating the financing documents


Acceleron Law Group, LLP is certified as a minority-owned business enterprise by the National Minority Supplier Development Council and Western Regional Minority Supplier Development Council.  Acceleron is a member firm of both the National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF) and the California Minority Counsel Program (CMCP).

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