Start-Up Ventures


Akabas & Sproule has represented a variety of start-up businesses, including software developers, real estate ventures, asset management firms, restaurants, professional corporations, business investment companies, magazine publishers, import/export and other trading companies, securities broker/dealers, and design and consulting firms. We have worked with individual clients in these and other areas from the initial questions of what form of entity is most appropriate all the way to strategic agreements developing the business and, in some cases, through initial public offerings of securities.

Akabas & Sproule has found that this sort of representation involves skills and thinking beyond purely legal issues and has often led us to apply our wide experience in start-up businesses in a way that enables us to tailor our legal advice and services to practical business concerns.

In certain situations, Akabas & Sproule has taken an equity interest in start-up and development stage businesses so that we can understand and appreciate our clients’ point of view.


For more information, contact: Seth Akabas, Michael H. Sproule

Related articles: Organizing a New Business by Seth Akabas

Representative clients: Global Witness, Lotus, NorthRoad Capital Management, Pinnacle Taxx Advisors

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