Corporate Law Practice

Our attorneys are passionate about working with early-stage technology companies, as well as the investors who fund them, and are committed to providing the highest quality legal services while drawing on our business experience.

 

Venture Capital/Emerging Company

With a long history of success, our attorneys have extensive experience advising new and emerging companies with all aspects of their formation, growth, financing and development. We represent young and long-standing companies as well as investors in corporate transactions and securities compliance. Our corporate team negotiates and structures venture capital, angel and other institutional investments, establishes equity compensation programs and provides other services related to the growth of enterprises. Additionally, we leverage our relationships with venture capital firms and other individual and institutional investors to help entrepreneurial clients seek funding.

Carr & Ferrell's services span the entire growth cycle of a company, from organization and incorporation, through venture, mezzanine and late-stage funding, to sophisticated financing and acquisition transactions for large, multinational companies. Our lawyers have extensive experience working with a wide range of traditional and non-traditional financing structures.

Whether a venture firm is looking to make an investment or a young company is seeking funding, clients benefit from our substantial experience in the venture capital marketplace. Since Carr & Ferrell’s inception, we have handled venture financings ranging from several hundred thousand dollars to over ninety million dollars. We have relationships with leading venture capital firms and provide clients with valuable access to a variety of financing resources.

At Carr & Ferrell, we take the time to develop a deep understanding of our clients’ industries, and focus senior-level attention on the issues our clients face. The firm’s experience counseling growing companies spans many industries, including information technology, consumer products and entertainment. Our technology experience includes mobile software and apps, embedded software, wireless communication, assorted forms of e-commerce and marketing, multi-media, content providers, wireless, broadband communications, infrastructure technology, and computer hardware. Within the life sciences industry, we represent biotechnology, medical device and pharmaceutical companies.

Meet the Corporate partners

Barry A. Carr

Co-founder

Recognized by San Jose Magazine as one of Silicon Valley’s top corporate lawyers for five consecutive years, and by Bay Area Lawyer Magazine as one of the top three venture capital lawyers in the Bay Area, Barry has provided extensive corporate guidance to public and private companies in a wide variety of technology and non-technology industries, as well as numerous to venture capital clients.

barry@carrferrell.com

Jill’s practice focuses on financing and commercial transactions for emerging technology and life science companies, alongside a seasoned practice representing venture capital firms and other individual and institutional investors.

jfishbein@carrferrell.com

Neal Williams

Partner

Neal’s practice encompasses advice on the development, licensing and protection of intellectual property, as well as general corporate matters. Neal also serves as general corporate counsel to start-up and mid-level private companies.

nwilliams@carrferrell.com