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early-stage private company financing


The value that MSK brings to its clients extends beyond legal expertise and includes relationships with the venture capital funds, investment banks and strategic corporate and individual investors that finance emerging growth companies. While MSK isn’t exclusively limited to a particular sector, we focus on representing companies in the technology, entertainment and new media, and life sciences industries.

specific areas of expertise

  • Equity financing using venture, angel and strategic investor capital

  • Exit planning including initial public offerings and mergers & acquisition

  • Debt financing

  • Corporate governance

  • Intellectual property licensing

  • Employment and equity compensation matters

  • ERISA and tax issues


MSK represents companies from the earliest stages of formation through multiple rounds of angel or venture financing through their exit, either IPO or M&A. We have advised companies on friends & family rounds (F&F), seed financings, and institutional fundraising ranging from Series A to bridge financing prior to going public.



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