Start-Up

Overview

Launching a life sciences startup takes …

  • An understanding of the technology and its promise
  • Recognition of how founding agreements can shape day-to-day operations, financing opportunities and partnering potential
  • Sensitivity to diverse entrepreneurial, academic and investor cultures
Experience and Focus

At Faber, most of our professionals have held full-time positions with life science startups. Several of our attorneys were themselves entrepreneurs who successfully led new ventures to market. Others have focused their careers on commercializing university research. Many have handled discovery and development stage licensing, as well as spin-out transactions, while working inside the legal departments of major pharmaceutical firms.

We leverage this experience for you, to structure a Newco that enables lab-based discoveries to realize their potential, while protecting the interests of all stakeholders.

Our Approach

A senior attorney will work directly with you, providing counsel that’s informed, pragmatic, and cost-effective. We’ll guide you through the strategic and operational implications of different organizational structures, shareholder agreements, financing options, and in-licensing of fundamental intellectual property. Since we realize how these early choices can affect decision-making control, day-to-day operations, and potential for partnering or exit, we’ll help you avoid costly missteps.

We respect the need for speed and our long familiarity with your industry enables us to efficiently recognize and prioritize what needs to be done. Because we appreciate the cultural dynamics that often influence negotiations, we have a record of succeeding, even when the challenges seem intractable.

Contact us to learn how our working knowledge of startup needs and deep understanding of life science’s market dynamics can guide you to launch.

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