Zach serves as Co-Group Leader of Ulmer’s Venture Law Practice Group. He focuses his practice on the corporate and transactional needs of venture-backed companies, investors, and investment funds.
Zach has experience working with founders at all stages, from forming and structuring entities to be ready for future investment, to executing fundraising rounds and exit transactions. He also helps guide founders through all of the operational issues that come up in between, including preparing incentive equity plans, providing board and governance counsel, and negotiating and preparing various kinds of agreements and contracts.
Zach also has experience with all aspects of forming and operating investment funds. For six years, Zach served as fund manager of a series of funds that invested in early stage companies through a Cincinnati accelerator. This gives Zach experience on both the company and investor sides of fundraising and exit transactions. Zach uses this experience to assist investment funds with fund formation, due diligence of potential portfolio investments, and analysis and negotiation of potential investment deals. Zach also works with individual investors and investor syndicates to execute deals as well.