As one of the fastest-growing industries, in the highest demand, and at the forefront of excellence in the United States, the Technology Industry encompasses such dynamic areas as artificial intelligence, blockchain, cloud computing, machine learning, and virtual reality. Beyond self-driving cars and immersive video games, the industry is also driving advancements in areas like medicine, commerce, and infrastructure.
But this is not the only sector where startups and secure businesses are showcasing innovation in light of opportunity: Emerging Growth Companies (EGC) are not bound by industry. They do, however, share some regulatory perimeters—which experienced attorneys can help them anticipate and navigate. EGCs have more relaxed financial reporting structures but most fall within certain bounds with their age, revenue, and sale of stocks.
Building on significant experience and a robust foundational knowledge of the tech industry, our Firm goes to great lengths to layer the latest insights about the sub-sector or industry-area in which your technology company or emerging growth company is a part, ensuring we can advise on contracts, financing, compliance, regulatory affairs, tax law, and more. Our role is to protect your interests and position you for success.
At Riker Danzig, we pull together a team of our experienced corporate, litigation, employment, governmental affairs and intellectual property lawyers to deliver a coordinated, multi-disciplinary suite of legal services to our technology and emerging growth clients.
Our Corporate attorneys routinely advise businesses in connection with entity formation, raising seed money, structuring subsequent rounds of debt and equity financing and pursuing exit strategies, such as sales of equity and technology assets.
The attorneys in our Intellectual Property group assist with the protection of IP rights, and software licenses and development agreements. They also prosecute or defend IP claims, including trademarks, copyrights and patents.
Our Governmental Affairs attorneys represent the interests of our clients before the New Jersey Legislature. We monitor pending legislation and administrative actions for our technology clients, including some national technology concerns.
Riker Danzig’s Litigation attorneys help our technology clients to assess the risks and litigate disputes with partners and funders, and with vendors over contracts and agreements.
Clients in the technology space rely on our Employment attorneys for counsel on appropriate staffing classification options, agreements and contracts, non-competes, and appropriate employment policies and procedures. We also engage in negotiations and litigation when disputes arise.
Our Trusts and Estates attorneys consider strategies for wealth preservation among family generations that reduce and minimize transfer taxes.
Learn more about our attorneys dedicated to Technology and Emerging Growth Companies.