• TRADE SECRETS

    We work closely with clients to identify and protect their potential trade secret assets with secrecy programs. confidentiality agreements, protecting trade secrets from misappropriation.
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  • SECURITIES

    We counsel regarding securities issues for businesses or individuals.
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  • CORPORATE

    We provide expert counsel to companies from startup to public, including:     Board counseling     Equity compensation     Regulatory compliance     Securities and capital markets
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  • REAL ESTATE

    We represent and advise clients involving real property acquisition. financing. development. construction. disposition. leasing. limited liability companies.
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  • ESTATE PLANNING

    We do trusts and estates.  Should I try to avoid probate? A proper estate plan will not need to be administered through the Probate process, where additional complications and expenses would be involved, and therefore your assets will be available to your loved ones within sixty days, easily avoiding enormous costs
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  • PRIVACY AND CYBERLAW

    We counsel regarding privacy, cybersecurity, social media, consumer disclosures, warranties and other consumer protection matters; offer audits or assessments of network security, privacy and cybersecurity compliance; and provide transactional due diligence and crisis management.
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"A" Round

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"A" Round

The "A" in the name comes from the use of Series A Preferred Stock, the securities issued in the round. A funding or financing round in which Series A preferred stock is issued and sold. Series A Preferred Stock is typically sold to outside investors.

Usually Series A preferred Stock is sold to the first institutional investor(s) in a company. Sometimes this is a first venture capital financing round, but more usually this round would be comprised of angel investors or other sophisticated individual investors.  This round can be effectuated through a private offering or a public offering, but most are private offerings relying on an exemption from registration requirements under the U.S. Securities Act. Subsequent preferred stock funding rounds are usually referred to as "B," "C," "D," and so on, although in some cases it can be preferable to number subsequent preferred stock funding rounds "A-1," "A-2," and so on.