The Emerging Technologies and Capital Formation Practice brings a multi-disciplinary approach to meeting the unique legal and business needs of start-up and early-stage new-technology companies and their funding sources. Our attorneys provide focused business and legal advice to companies throughout their development cycle from choice of entity, formation, and initial funding, through growth and exit strategies. We represent early-stage companies in all aspects of their operations. Our practice encompasses life science companies, information technology companies, and companies in the developing "cleantech" sectors including alternate fuels, renewable energy, manufacturing, and transportation.

As part of our commitment to add value, Butzel's Emerging Technologies attorneys take the time and spend the effort to understand and stay abreast of our clients' businesses, technologies, and industries. The group also represents many sources of capital for emerging technology companies by providing deal structuring, due diligence, investment, and post-investment corporate counseling. We work with an extensive network of angel investors, pre-seed, seed, venture capital, hedge and private equity funds, investment bankers and commercial banks. Through our China practice and affiliation with the China Alliance, we are able to assist clients seeking to source suppliers or sell products in China and to structure both outbound and inbound investments.

Butzel attorneys are active in numerous technology and funding related business associations including Automation Alley, Ann Arbor's IT Zone and SPARK, the Cleantech Venture Network, the Great Lakes Entrepreneurial Quest, the New Enterprise Forum, NextEnergy Center and Tech Town.


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