Business/IP Transactions

Knowing business is our business.

From the complex to the routine, Focal will help you negotiate a range of business agreements. We have represented clients in virtually every type of transaction and business deal. Whether you’re planning a successful exit, building for the long-term, or you simply need help understanding and protecting your intellectual property rights, Focal can provide you with counsel that is in step with your industry and your business goals.

Nate Webb, Co-Founder

Focal’s transactional practice provides comprehensive legal support attuned to the demands of today’s business environment. Our services include:

Technology/Intellectual Property Licensing

Corporate Formation

Equity Compensation

Cofounder Agreements and Business Divorce

Service Agreements and Online Terms of Use

Raising Capital and Securities Law Compliance

Strategic Partnerships and Joint Ventures

Corporate Governance

Exits, Mergers and Acquisitions

Representative Work

Managed negotiation of multiple term sheets and acquisition of a funded digital media startup by a mobile payments company, including a complex debt-for-stock exchange and hiring of key employees.

Represented Top 50 web property in search platform development and integration agreement which to date has generated over $50 million for the client.

Assisted an innovative health care industry SaaS provider with raising $2.4 million through multiple rounds of seed and angel preferred stock financings.

Represented and advised numerous Seattle breweries with structuring co-founder and investor terms, raising startup capital, investor relations and trademark protection.

Represented an innovative gas combustion engine startup with corporate formation, co-founder structuring, and negotiation of a MOU for a strategic joint venture.

Represented a web-based company in the negotiation of production agreements for a television show.

Assisted an emerging taxi e-hail mobile application service provider with corporate structuring, commercial business arrangements and raising multiple rounds of financing.

Managed a leading online directory company’s acquisition of a social messaging company.

Represented an online sports ranking and entertainment startup with formation, equity compensation, and raising its Series A financing.

Represented an online publisher in an exclusive network advertising deal that has generated over $20 million for the client.

*Some transactions closed by Focal lawyers while employed at other firms or companies.

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