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Venture Capital, Angel Financings and Private Placements

The accelerating emergence of technology, media and life science industries in the Southwest demands a law firm with the experience to meet the unique financing requirements of these industries in these times. With a special commitment to serving emerging ventures, Osborn Maledon attorneys have been guiding clients raising venture capital and other private financing, in good markets and bad markets, for more than 30 years.

Osborn Maledon attorneys have extensive experience and success representing entrepreneurial enterprises throughout their life cycles, from formation and financing of start-up ventures, to efficient follow-on equity and debt financings to finance growth, to exit transactions involving M&A transactions and securities offerings. The cornerstone of Osborn Maledon's strength as an advocate and advisor to these types of enterprises is our deep expertise in arranging angel, venture capital and private equity financings.

Osborn Maledon lawyers have been active participants in the venture capital community since the 1980s. We have represented clients through recurring market cycles, from bubble to bust and back. We have been deeply involved in the evolution of venture capital transaction structures over the years, as well as the more recent emergence of angel and "super angel" financings as important components of the VC ecosystem. We have been active as founders and sponsors of key support organizations for the VC and entrepreneurial communities, such as Invest Southwest, the premier annual Arizona-based venture capital conference, the Enterprise Network, and most recently, the MIT Enterprise Forum. Our lawyers have served in leadership roles in public/private capital formation initiatives such as the Governor's Council on Innovation and Technology and the Arizona Economic Resource Organization (AERO).

Osborn Maledon's extensive experience and professional network offers its clients up to date insight into VC and angel "market terms" whatever the market cycle, in addition to sound legal advice. When appropriate, we further support our clients' financing efforts by leveraging the relationships we have developed with venture capitalists, private equity sponsors, investment banking firms and other relevant industry professionals and entrepreneurs.

The in-depth experience of our attorneys in implementing angel, venture capital and private equity financings, as well as successful exit transactions, on behalf of a long list of diverse entrepreneurial clients, makes Osborn Maledon one of the region's foremost law firms for entrepreneurs seeking financing.

For representative examples of angel, venture capital and private equity transactions we have completed for our clients, see our "tombstones" at this link.

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