*Names that appear with an asterisk indicate a Michael Best professional not admitted to practice law.
Kaitlyn represents startups in corporate and transactional matters including entity formation, governance, funding, contracts, and general business issues.
Stephen helps entrepreneurs launch and grow their companies, from planning at the earliest stages to funding to growth and scale-up. He provides practical advice along every step of the way, counseling clients on key transactional and business matters including entity formation, corporate governance, private equity and venture capital investments, contracts and agreements, brand protection, acquisitions and divestures, employment issues including immigration, and when needed, dispute resolution.
Carrie guides employers at all stages of their lifecycles through the development, implementation, and management of compensation and benefits strategies. She focuses her practice exclusively on employee benefits and executive compensation law (and the enmeshed labor and tax considerations). Carrie is a trusted advisor to clients, helping them ensure they adopt the right plans for their workforce as well as their shareholders and members.
Kieran assists entrepreneurs with the full range of foundational business issues including funding, formation, governance, regulatory compliance, contracts, hiring, and more. He advises businesses across all industries, including high tech and fintech-driven companies.
Ashley focuses her practice in employment law. She helps start-ups lay the foundation of their corporate culture by drafting human resources policies and procedures that fit the size and personality of the company. She works closely with growing executive teams to build recruitment strategies and offer proactive HR training and education. For clients without in-house HR departments, Ashley can step in to fill the void and assist with day-to-day matters as well as issues like internal complaints and investigations. She also conducts HR due diligence for sales and acquisitions, from both the buyer and seller side.
Dan solves legal and business problems for Venture Best clients throughout their lifecycles, from helping entrepreneurs refine early-but-visionary ideas into fundable business plans to executing successful exit transactions.
Adam represents clients in corporate and transactional matters including business formation, governance, financing (debt, equity, angel, and venture financing), mergers and acquisitions, and IP licenses and agreements. Additionally, Adam serves as outside general counsel to select companies in the U.S. and around the globe.
Nic is a former venture-backed entrepreneur, with a deep understanding of both the business and legal aspects of forming, growing, and exiting a business.
Brad’s clients include innovative start-ups and high-growth companies, and the venture funds and angels who invest in them.
Paul is a past chair of Venture Best as well as a serial venture capital-backed entrepreneur and institutional venture capital investor.
Jordan represents tech founders, startups, investors, and executives as their legal quarterback, covering all aspects of the corporate life cycle, including venture capital Series A-Z equity rounds, convertible note and SAFE financings, business formations, founders agreements, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, securities law compliance, and commercial technology transactions.
A co-founder of Venture Best®, Greg represents emerging, growth-stage, and venture-backed companies and investors in corporate structuring, financing, and exit strategies.
Galen represents companies, founders, management, and investors in entrepreneurial endeavors – many of which involve building enterprises that have never before been built. He works with clients across the country, involved in all manner of go-to-market strategies – B2B, B2C, marketplace, SaaS, manufacturing, and distribution – and across numerous industries. From the start of each engagement, Galen’s focus is on protecting and building an enterprise for a successful exit.
Clients count on Bethany’s seasoned advice on a full spectrum of employment matters.
David represents entrepreneurs and their startups in a range of transactional matters including debt and equity financings, mergers, acquisitions, and other business transactions, and general corporate matters. He also represents investors in PE and VC fund formations.
*Not admitted in North Carolina
Venture Best clients look to Vince for creative solutions and practical strategies to help their businesses succeed.
As a Paralegal with Michael Best, Amy assists the firm’s attorneys and clients with a range of business and transactional legal matters. She focuses primarily on corporate and governance issues for both start-ups and established companies, including nonprofit organizations, as well as wealth planning and estate administration matters.
For more than 30 years, Richard has served as counsel and trusted advisor to hundreds of innovators, executives, investors, and their businesses, helping them launch, grow, and transition their companies. During his career he has worked as an attorney in private practice and in-house, and has served as a corporate officer for multiple entities, including a role at Union Pacific’s technology incubator.
Clients have described Lyndon as “a businessman who is also a lawyer.” For 37 years, he has served small and large businesses, personally handling many business issues and then selecting and quarterbacking a team that handles all other issues that businesses face.
An entrepreneur at heart and in trade, Shawn works with start-ups, privately held businesses, business owners, investors, and investment funds, focusing on business planning, forming, funding, and mergers and acquisitions.
Melissa fearlessly works with entrepreneurs across the country.
Betsy is a go-to resource for broker-dealer services, securities law, and regulatory compliance.
Adam focuses his practice on startups and emerging companies, angel and venture capital financing, and M&A and other significant transactions.
Arimi works with both start-up companies and investors in the U.S. and Japan, helping them navigate legal issues and pursue business opportunities in new markets. She leverages her strong network of contacts to help Venture Best clients grow their companies around the world.
Keith provides founders and their startup companies with practical legal and business advice on a variety of transactional matters including formation, funding, and exit, including drafting and reviewing contracts, technology assignments, employment agreements, founder purchase agreements, real estate transactions, and other issues.
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