"True business lawyers. They don’t get hung up in every legal detail. They focus on what we need and get it done."

Miles Arnone, Managing Partner, Cannon Capital
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Entrepreneurship & Business Services

Our singular focus at Feinberg Hanson is providing efficient business and legal advisory services to entrepreneurs forming and developing high-growth companies. Our work starts at the very earliest stages of a company’s formation and includes structuring the business as well as providing advice on business and financing strategies.

Experience

We frequently help connect companies with our network of financing sources and other service providers. But our work doesn’t stop at inception. We take many of our clients through multiple rounds of financing and ultimately to successful exits by merger or sale. 

Our entrepreneurship and business services include the following:

  • Entity selection and formation
  • Founder equity arrangements
  • Executive compensation and stock incentive plans
  • Management employment agreements
  • IP licensing, trademark registrations, terms of use, master services agreements, sales, distribution and other strategic business agreements
  • Board advisory and governance arrangements, including independent committee representation
  • Equity and debt financings
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Securities matters
  • Joint ventures
  • Cross-border transactions and investments
  • Non-litigation dispute resolution

We collaborate with our clients on an intense, personal basis without having to field a large and costly team of lawyers on a project. We don’t just practice corporate law. Rather, we bring a business perspective to our legal advice—sharing our insight after literally working on more than 500 startup company transactions throughout our careers. We provide frank and candid feedback on what financing and business terms are currently accepted in the market.

Our primary focus is on partnering with our clients to understand their businesses and function seamlessly as key strategic advisors. You will find us easy to reach and easy to work with. All of our lawyers are dedicated to making a difference in your company. We emphasize speed and judgment without compromising precision and clarity.

Representative transactions

All of our work involves entrepreneurship, but recent engagements include:

  • Boston-Power Inc. 
    From before its inception through over $300 million in equity financing and the development of manufacturing facilities throughout Asia. Although the company transitioned away from the founder’s initial management team, the company retained continuity in its operations by continuing to work with Feinberg Hanson on legal matters. Since this transition, Boston-Power has morphed into a China-based technology company, backed by venture and private equity investors around the world. We continue to serve as counsel.
  • Buoy Health 
    formed to provide an interactive on-line medical diagnostic and treatment information resource to consumers. The founding group is comprised of Harvard and Rice graduates with a background in medicine, technology and business. Our firm has assisted with formation and governance matters, convertible note and preferred stock financings, as well as the negotiation and documentation of pilot and service agreements with leading hospitals and research institutions.
  • Granahan McCourt Capital
    with respect to multiple acquisitions and entrepreneurial activities. Feinberg Hanson has served as principal counsel to seasoned executive and entrepreneur, David C. McCourt, through multiple acquisitions and start-up enterprises. Recently, we have assisted Mr. McCourt in acquiring two telecommunications companies in Ireland and a satellite technology company in The Netherlands, with multiple investments in early stage data analytics companies and in forming a global web media company. Through these activities we have navigated complex issues of international tax and corporate law, coordinated our activities with multiple global law firms and coordinated the legal activities of Mr. McCourt’s core business development team.
  • Digilant
    a global provider of digital media and advertising placement solutions to the world’s leading advertising agencies and brands. Our firm has been advising on governance matters and assisting with equity and debt financing, executive compensation and equity incentive arrangements, and commercial licensing and customer agreements.
  • Gamblit Gaming
    the leading technology provider in the interactive gambling space. We have represented Gamblit in connection with its formation, structuring and documenting executive compensation and equity incentive arrangements, and negotiating and documenting complex IP and content licensing agreements.
  • Rod Brooks and robotics initiatives
    When Rod Brooks, a well-known MIT professor, sought to launch a new robotics company, he turned to Feinberg Hanson to negotiate the spin-out of technology from MIT, the formation of his new company and the negotiation of the company’s initial financing. We subsequently represented Highland Capital in a significant equity investment in ReThink Robotics.