Firm Overview

Slipakoff LLP

Slipakoff LLP began as a boutique law firm specializing in early-stage venture capital.  Our initial concentration was solely on capital raise transactions, corporate agreements and mergers and acquisitions. 

 

The firm was founded on the belief that a new model for the modern law firm was needed - one that brings efficiency to the practice of law. Combining hands-on legal counsel with real-world expertise, we strive to bring value to our clients. It’s this client-focused intent that has led us to create a new model for the modern law firm.

 

We have evolved to offer a wide range of practice areas, from Mergers & Acquisitions, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Securities, and many other corporate law practice areas.  The firm’s principal attorneys, Adam Slipakoff, Steven Cunningham and Susan Chaiken, have worked at Atlanta’s largest and most prestigious law firms and have been involved in over a hundred capital raise transactions over the last several decades.  In addition, many of our attorneys, have managed businesses and have served as company presidents and general counsel. The diversity of our experience combined with our value-add model give our clients exceptional legal services for costs below traditional law firms.  

 

Our value proposition is simple – to provide Top Tier legal counsel at rates that are attractive to early- and mid-stage companies.

 

We believe in project-based flat fees, personal and prompt attention and always keeping our focus on the needs of large and mid-sized privately held companies.

 

Clients often retain us to act as their “outsourced in-house counsel.” This arrangement has three principal benefits: (i) we develop an in-depth familiarity with the client’s business, culture and legal needs; (ii) we maintain a long-term relationship, which facilitates efficiency of service (with no additional employee headcount); and (iii) we become an integral part of the management team.

 

Our venture capital practice remains the core of our business. We handle the following types of transactions:

 

  • Creation of capital structure and related securities law analysis and filings

  • Angel and venture capital financings

  • Private placements and related SEC and state securities law filings

  • SEC and state compliance

 

Corporate counsel services include :

 

  • Founders’ agreements, operating agreements and limited partnership agreements

  • IP agreements, including licensing agreements, confidentiality and inventions assignment agreements, and terms of service/use and privacy policy

  • Employment, consulting agreements and stock incentive plans

  • Commercial contracts, including services agreements, vendor agreements and license agreements

  • Structuring of equity ownership including vesting issues

  • Corporate governance, including board of director matters and stockholders’ voting agreements

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