Attorneys at Law
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Startup / Venture Capital / Private Equity

The startup and venture-capital practice at Epperly | Elam is guided by one simple principle: leverage the law to guide early planning, create end value, and preserve capital for businesses and investors. We have counseled startups from the early conceptual stages of business formation to the later structural stages of funding and liquidity.  And we've been privileged to represent client and lead funding rounds rife with challenging and exotic complexities. Our place in the startup ecosystem is to bridge the gap between the regulatory restrictions imposed by the rule of law and the limitless bounds innovation dreamed by the businessmen and businesswomen who put it on all on the line and pushing the envelope.

The startup and venture-capital practice at Epperly | Elam is guided by one simple principle: leverage the law to guide early planning, create end value, and preserve capital for businesses and investors. Firm-founder Beau Epperly oversees the Startup and Corporate practice groups. His passion for innovation and business lead him to earn an advanced law degree in entrepreneurship and venture-capital transactions.  With his vision, the firm counsels startups from the early conceptual stages of business formation to the later structural stages of funding and liquidity.  And we are privileged lead funding rounds rife with challenging and exotic complexities. In fact, our reputation holds us as the go-to law firm when the law governing the deal is nuanced, obscure or unknown. We believe that kind of reputation is earned when your firm's philosophy is guided by creativity and innovation rather than by boilerplate forms and the fear of the unknown. That is where we thrive. Our place in the startup ecosystem is to bridge the gap between the regulatory restrictions imposed by the rule of law and the limitless bounds innovation dreamed by the businessmen and businesswomen - who put it on all on the line by pushing the envelope. 

We focus on:

  • Corporate and LLC formation/filing;
  • Co-founder agreements;
  • Stock-purchase and buyback agreements;
  • Employee and contractor agreements;
  • Employee incentive plans (Stock options, et al.);
  • Angel and VC funding rounds;
  • Liquidity events (acquisition and IPO)