Wiggin and Dana attorneys have a deep understanding of the issues faced by emerging growth companies and investors alike. Our business-minded approach has won the trust  of countless emerging growth companies at all stages of their life cycles, as well as investors of all types — from angel investors and venture capitalists, to family offices, traditional private equity firms and other strategic and financial investors.

We are a value-added provider of mission-critical services. We offer an invaluable perspective, putting to work our experience in representing both companies and investors across a broad range of industries, such as software/information technology, telecommunications, life sciences, financial technology, clean technology, digital media, consumer products, education technology and health care services. Our attorneys work with emerging company clients to ensure that they are appropriately structured, scalable and positioned for growth and a liquidity event, while avoiding obstacles and helping them withstand the rigorous due diligence scrutiny of investors, lenders, strategic partners and underwriters.

We work with venture capital clients and other investors to help review their targets, structure their investments and accomplish their business objectives. We strive to find creative solutions for our clients with sound counsel that not only considers potential legal risks but also makes us trusted advisors.

We deliver enhanced one-stop services to our clients by leveraging our networks and our multidisciplinary capabilities. Our attorneys are founders and leaders of the region’s most prominent technology, venture capital and trade organizations, giving us a wide network of experience to draw from to help our clients. Our networks include academic institutions such as Columbia University, New York University, University of Connecticut and Yale University, as well as organizations including Crossroads Venture Group, Connecticut Technology Council, BioCT, Angel Investor Forum, Women in Bio and the Association for Corporate Growth, among others.

As a full-service law firm, we are ideally equipped to meet the needs of our clients, and we routinely provide a full complement of interdisciplinary legal services to effectively and efficiently address the issues our clients face, including:

  • Enterprise formation and governance
  • Venture capital and seed financing
  • Intellectual property prosecution, strategy and litigation
  • Tax structuring
  • Licensing and distribution
  • Collaborations and other strategic alliances
  • Regulatory matters
  • Cybersecurity and data privacy
  • Trade Sanctions and Export Controls
  • Foreign Investment Controls (e.g. CFIUS)
  • Commercial litigation
  • Debt financings
  • Employment, labor, benefits and immigration matters
  • Real estate matters
  • Public offerings
  • Mergers and acquisitions