Startups & Emerging Growth Companies


Ulmer & Berne is committed to entrepreneurship and the growth of early-stage ventures. We represent a broad spectrum of angel- and venture-backed companies in a wide range of technologies. The collective experience of our team remains relevant and expansive throughout the entire life cycle of our clients’ ventures.

Our progressive, proactive and full-service emerging business practice provides strategic counsel to companies from incubation through growth or strategic exit. Our lawyers have helped clients progress from the ideation stage through an IPO or multi-million-dollar acquisition. We work closely with founders to understand their vision and business needs. Ulmer & Berne’s relationships create a strong network of resources for our clients. Our lawyers have relationships with angel funding groups, venture capital firms, accelerators, and incubators that support our clients and we leverage this network to help our clients advance from one stage to the next.

Megan Hymore brings significant in-house experience to Ulmer’s full-service IP team  May 17, 2022 – Ulmer & Berne LLP announced today that its industry-leading Intellectual Property & Technology Practice Group is expanding again with the addition of Partner Megan C. Hymore to the firm’s Cincinnati office. Hymore is trusted by...

Two attorneys join in supporting emerging businesses and startup companies April 18, 2022 – Ulmer & Berne LLP is pleased to announce the addition of two attorneys to the firm’s Business Law Practice Group. Joe Brammer and Fuxing (Amber) Sai join the Cincinnati office where they will focus their practices...

Zachary D. Bahorik focuses on the needs of venture-backed and growth stage companies August 18, 2021 – Ulmer & Berne LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Zachary D. Bahorik to the firm’s Cincinnati office where he joins as a Partner in the Business Law Practice Group. An experienced...

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Ulmer attorney Yvette Simpson has accepted a correspondence position with ABC. This comes after a number of guest appearances on This Week with George Stephanopoulos. Simpson, serving as Chief Executive of Democracy for America and formerly a Cincinnati City Council Member, will appear weekly on This Week, offering opinions and...

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