For more than three decades, Wyrick Robbins has been involved in the growth of the region’s venture capital industry. Our firm has been consistently recognized for its active participation in venture capital transactions. Based on a national ranking by Dow Jones of law firms involved in venture capital deals, Wyrick Robbins was ranked No.16 in the nation based on the number of closed deals in 2011, and No. 1 in North Carolina and No. 1 in the Southeast based on the same criterion. We represent hundreds of companies that have raised venture capital. In 2010, for example, our company clients raised more than $180 million in new capital. Our venture fund clients have over $3 billion under management.
The primary types of legal services our Venture Capital Industry Team provides to venture-backed companies include:
- providing counsel on fund formation and deal structuring;
- negotiating the terms of venture capital transactions;
- drafting of private placement memoranda, term sheets and definitive transaction documents; and
- complying with securities laws.
We also provide legal and business advice to venture capital funds including fund formation and management, capital raising and investing in portfolio companies. In addition, we provide counsel and guidance to our clients in the areas of corporate governance (including the fiduciary duties of directors) and strategic partnerships, mergers and acquisitions, and public offerings involving venture-backed businesses.
In meeting the legal needs of our clients, our industry teams call upon our various practice areas for areas of particular legal expertise. To view a representative list of Venture Capital Industry Team fund clients, click here.
For additional information, please contact our Venture Capital Industry Team leader, Larry Robbins, at (919) 865-2800 or firstname.lastname@example.org.