Venture Law

Ulmer & Berne’s Venture Law Practice Group is committed to entrepreneurship and the growth of venture capital. Our team of venture attorneys includes angel investors, venture fund managers, and startup founders who know what companies need to compete in venture markets because we’ve been where you are. We understand the legal needs of early stage companies and our team has the expertise to counsel and guide you as you start, scale, and succeed.

Ulmer has uniquely merged corporate venture law and intellectual property law by hiring and training attorneys that are dedicated to the venture space. Building upon these core disciplines, our team also has deep experience in venture tax, corporate selection, fundraising, mergers and acquisitions, data privacy, software transactions, patents, trademarks, copyrights, and litigation.

We represent both portfolio companies and investors at all steps on the venture path. Understanding perspectives of both funds and companies seeking investment deepens our knowledge of the ecosystem and keeps us both connected and apprised of current trends. We serve as strategic advisors – not just as your transactional attorneys. Because of our deep industry knowledge, we understand your business needs, and can help you identify and prioritize where legal adds to enterprise value rather than simply increasing your monthly burn rate. Where possible, we also assist in making connections to funds, strategic partners, and other resources to support your success.

Venture Law for Emerging Companies

Venture Law for Funds and Investors

March 13, 2023 – Among America’s largest banks and formerly well-regarded by analysts, investors, and venture-backed companies alike, the sudden failure of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) last week sent shockwaves through the venture capital and banking industries. Though not a household name, SVB held over $209 billion in total assets...

January 12, 2023 – Ulmer & Berne LLP is pleased to announce the addition of two attorneys to the firm. Ashley J. Earle joins the Intellectual Property & Technology Practice Group, and Tu-Anh (Amanda) Vo joins the Immigration Practice Group. Earle joins Ulmer’s Cincinnati office as an Associate. She focuses...

October 14, 2022 – Ulmer & Berne LLP announced today a significant step forward in its ongoing support of entrepreneurs, startups, and venture capital funds with the formal launch of the firm’s Venture Law Practice Group. This move positions the firm to provide seamless full-service legal counsel to emerging companies,...

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