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    News & Publications

    Legal Considerations in Pre-IPO Crossover Financings

    11.17.2017

    In this article published by Bloomberg Law's Corporate Law & Accountability Report, authors Lia Der Marderosian and Ryan Mitteness explain that while late-stage crossover financings come with significant potential benefits to both the company and the investors, given the complexity of the legal issues involved, they must be structured and implemented carefully to avoid potential securities law violations, as well as to ensure that the company and investors are able to reap those anticipated benefits.

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    Events

    QuickLaunch University Webinar: Planning for Exit—Why It’s Never Too Early

    12.5.2017

    Join us for WilmerHale’s QuickLaunch University Webinar Series: Legal Issues for Startups. Attorneys from our Emerging Company and Venture Capital Practice will explore the most critical issues facing entrepreneurs and early-stage companies.   Even at the earliest stages of building your company, it is important to consider your long-term business goals, including your options for an exit event in the future. As a founder, understanding the different exit strategies available—such as an asset sale, merger or acquisition, IPO or private offering—and setting goals early, will help position your startup for success.   Join Partners Chris Rose and Eric Hwang from 1–2 p.m. ET (10–11 a.m. PT) as they explore the different types of exit strategies available to startups and the advantages and disadvantages of each. Other topics to be discussed include: choosing the right exit strategy for your business; preparing for your exit; timing your exit; and working with your investors. Participants will have the opportunity to contribute questions online and interact with panelists throughout the webinar.

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    In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - Week of November 12, 2017

    11.16.2017

    A weekly roundup of some interesting articles and resources we've found. Links compiled by Morgan Monroe. 

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