Every entrepreneur has a vision. To bring that vision to life, every single entrepreneur must face and overcome stiff challenges. From finding product-market fit to partnering with the right investors to making the best engineering, strategy and legal decisions, the road to success is littered with obstacles that threaten every startup’s chance of survival.
NP understands the entrepreneur’s journey. We know that more than needing lawyers, entrepreneurs need partners to resolve thorny problems — often novel problems that no one has ever successfully surmounted. We appreciate how hard the journey can be, and that’s precisely why we provide legal services in a broader, problem-solving context.
The most iconic technology companies have one thing in common: they succeeded in doing something most believed to be impossible. At NP, we believe in something many think is impossible. We believe that it is possible to understand a client’s business so well that every piece of legal advice NP provides has a positive, measurable impact on that startup’s chance of success.
Our goal is to provide bespoke services to innovators who are laser-focused on optimizing business and legal decisions at high velocity. In the spirit of reaching that goal together, the following is a sample of some of the services we offer to emerging companies:
We have relationships with accelerators in cities across the country, including:
We leverage our relationships with accelerators, prominent angel investors, venture capitalists and investment banks to assist our startup partners. We go to great lengths to understand your business objectives and your unique capital situation, so we can deliver efficient legal services that serve your startup’s evolving priorities.
Managing Intellectual Property | April 08, 2021
This article on challenges biotech startups face in their patent strategies quotes San Francisco Intellectual Property partner oN Lu on how startups can take advantage of the USPTO’s provisional patent application system, utilizing an expedited examination, to get an early decision the startup can present to investors.
Rochester Business Journal | February 12, 2021
Rochester Corporate partner and Cannabis practice co-leader Lori Green, Rochester Corporate associate Brandon Coyle, and New York City Complex Commercial Disputes associate Catherine Savio, all of the Cannabis practice, contributed this article discussing the legislative path toward legalized adult-use marijuana in New York State and best practices for businesses to prepare now.
WHAM 1180 (Rochester) | November 05, 2020
This radio segment features Rochester Labor & Employment partner Stephen Jones for his work with client Clerio Vision, which spun off from University of Rochester’s laser and vision science research, and how he’s helped grow the biotech startup by leveraging Rochester assets.
Managing Intellectual Property | October 01, 2020
This article on what entrepreneurs need to know about IP quotes San Francisco Intellectual Property partner oN Lu extensively on whether startups need IP, strategies they can take to monetize their IP, and when to engage an attorney. The article—resulting from NP’s European Innovation Academy involvement—also includes commentary from NP clients on how IP strategies have benefitted their companies in terms of funding, growth, and other factors.
Law360 | September 21, 2020
Manchester Government Investigations & White-Collar Defense partner Mark Knights is quoted in this article on a Massachusetts marijuana dispensary’s lawsuit alleging the state’s Cannabis Control Commission has failed to take action on the dispensary’s license application for nearly three times the 90-day prescribed turnaround time. The article mentions Mark and Boston Government Investigations & White-Collar Defense associate Charles Dell’Anno for representing the dispensary, Northeast Alternatives.
TechCrunch | August 13, 2020
San Francisco Corporate partner and leader of the West Coast Emerging Companies and Venture Capital Group Lior Zorea discusses how to negotiate the all-important term sheet and cap table to ensure that all parties benefit. Lior recently presented at TechCrunch’s premier Early Stage event on this subject.
Modern Healthcare | July 25, 2020
In this article on how hospitals are co-developing tools with tech companies, Long Island office managing partner and Health Care partner Allan Cohen is quoted on the factors for hospitals to consider when selecting the right partner and the ways in which hospitals are investing in startups.
Entrepreneur | November 28, 2018
San Francisco Office Managing Partner Tom Gaynor is featured in this article about how a personal experience with anti-LGBTQ discrimination led to his role in the creation of the StartOut Growth Lab, the first standalone business accelerator for LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs. StartOut graduated its third cohort of businesses on Thursday.
Club Industry | October 23, 2018
New York City Complex Commercial Disputes partner Kristin Jamberdino; Washington, DC, Corporate partner Keri McWilliams; and Boston Complex Commercial Disputes associate Tarae Howell co-wrote a two-part contributed article advising boutique fitness entrepreneurs on best practices for expanding their brands.
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