Emerging Company & Lifecycle Advisory

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Kirkland’s Emerging Company & Lifecycle Advisory Practice Group has extensive experience helping growth companies navigate key capital inflection points and guide transformative transactions. What separates Kirkland from our peers is that the breadth of our practice provides us with the capabilities to support the long-term trajectory of emerging companies, as opposed to traditional early-stage law firms whose practices are focused solely on startups or specific sectors. Kirkland is able to harness its vast experience advising mature private and public companies across industries, for the benefit of founders, management teams and their companies, to best position them for scale. We think about our emerging company clients' long-term goals and help them plan for those outcomes and equip them with commercial advice today that puts them ahead tomorrow.

We are located in the world’s most prominent tech and life sciences corridors and, just like our clients, we are innovators. We work collaboratively with our clients to develop solutions and structures tailored to the specifics needs, goals and risk tolerances of our clients. With the collective experience of our leading capital markets, debt finance, executive compensation, M&A, tax, technology and intellectual property, and other experienced practitioners, we are able to see around corners and get in front of the most critical issues that face emerging companies. We work closely with clients from inception through capital raises, debt financings, M&A transactions, joint ventures and strategic partnerships, public offerings, and beyond. Whether navigating corporate governance structures, compensation arrangements, data privacy risks, or regulatory concerns, we bring the power of Kirkland’s global platform to bear to best position high-growth companies for future success.