VC Fund Formation

Venture Capital Fund Formations

Providing excellent legal counsel to venture capital funds and VC-backed emerging companies in the startup and emerging growth financing stages.

We are primary counsel to dozens of VC-backed startups, angel investors and venture capital funds. Having represented startups for several years in the venture capital space, we acquired a few venture capital funds as our clients. Having successfully represented those funds over the last few years has allowed us to grow our venture practice organically to accelerators, angel investing groups and venture capital funds under $100 million. We now are proud to represent several prominent venture capital funds and angel investors.

We are proud attorneys to venture capital funds and VC-backed companies. Our areas of practice include drafting and formulating:

  • Private Placement Memorandums
  • Limited Partnership Agreements
  • Limited Liability Company Agreements and Operating Agreements
  • Subscription Investment Packets
  • Stock Investment Agreements, Voting Agreements, Investor Rights Agreements

Venture Deals

Venture Deals

Contracts are the backbone of venture capital. Between our startup founder clients and venture capital fund principals, we have seen our fair share of good and bad deals. What separates a good form from a bad deal is not always easy to spot. It often takes a venture capital lawyer to decipher the legal nuances of various contract, corporate, employment, and many other competing areas of practice. The small details can mean the difference between a successful deal or not. From the most complex of stock warrants to the simplest of non-disclosure agreements, we have seen it all. Who do you trust to look over your business interests?

We draft and close venture deals. That’s our primary job. Our experience covers a broad range of financing areas, including:

  • Convertible Note and Note Purchase Agreements
  • Stock Warrants, Options, Restricted Stock and Founder Agreements
  • Simple Agreements for Future Equity (SAFEs)
  • Series Seed
  • Series A

Equity Crowdfunding

Equity Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding is no longer a buzzword — it’s a movement with over 1,250 active platforms, billions of dollars raised, and maturing markets growing in unprecedented numbers year over year. Goldman Sachs reports that equity crowdfunding is a game changer:

Crowdfunding […] is potentially the most disruptive of all of the new models in finance.

The catalysts for disruption are changing consumer behaviors (millennials), strong network effects and technologies (thanks to the Internet), and perhaps most importantly in the US, regulatory changes permitting such finance technology (Title II, III, and IV of the JOBS Act).

We offer clients assistance in preparing their equity crowdfunding campaign

Mergers & Acquisitions

Mergers & Acquisitions (Exits)

We have a significant amount of experience guiding clients through private sell-side and buy-side mergers an acquisitons including stock purchase agreements, asset purchase agreements, earn out M & A sales (in the United States and from buyers in Europe and Asia). Our lawyers understand what it takes to get a deal done. We blend technical know-how and specific industry experience to get deals done efficiently. We often partner with other committed deal makers (private bankers, tax experts, and other stakeholders) to bring innovative legal solutions to our client’s problems.

Emerging Growth Companies

Harvey Esquire is a firm that represents entrepreneurs and emerging growing companies. We have counseled hundreds of business clients from incorporation, to seed financing, to company exits. Typical representation includes post-formation, contract, employment, securities, and IP matters.


Technology Startups

Harvey Esquire provides a holistic approach to intellectual property to manage a company’s most important assets. We offer representation in trademark and copyright matters, including prosecution, licensing, purchase agreements, software agreements (EULA/SaaS), and statutory (DMCA) protections.


Mergers & Acquisitions

Harvey Esquire provides counsel on M&A transactions involving technology, life sciences, and emerging growth enterprises at the peak stage of development. The firm has experience advising both sellers and purchasers of technology and life sciences, including stock purchase agreements, asset purchase agreements, LLC purchase agreements, and statutory conversions.


Professional Services

Professional services organizations—dentists, doctors, law firms, engineering firms, consultancies—face a business landscape with a unique overlay of legal challenges. We have the experience in myriad business legal services to help professionals avoid challenges and confront them when the need arises.



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Contact Details

12655 W Jefferson Blvd, 5th Fl.
Los Angeles, CA 90066

(310) 819-1366

(619) 800-1377