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Private Financing

You’re the founder or CFO of a science-based startup, and you need to understand your financing options. You’re looking for a law firm that can introduce you to venture capitalists and other funding sources. At the same time, you want legal counsel that understands your company’s potential in order to strike a deal that acknowledges the value you’re creating and protects your interests.


At Faber, we’ve represented 1000+ clients in life science, healthcare IT, medical devices and engineering technology. We often act as corporate counsel and provide legal guidance to management and boards of directors alike on the full range of private financing options.

We have strong relationships with the investor groups that focus on these verticals and have advised many of them on their own transactions.

Based on your circumstances, we’ll advise you on the optimal source of financing, including:

  • Founders’ agreements
  • Angel financing
  • Venture capital
  • Foundation grants
  • Government investment programs
  • Venture debt
  • Equipment financing and capital leasing
  • Conventional bank financing
  • Royalty financing
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Equity compensation

We have been actively involved in preparing model documents published by the National Venture Capital Association. But we also recognize that successful deals are about more than contract terms. Faber’s sector focus prepares us to understand your opportunities and challenges. We work with you to structure financing that aligns your interests with those of investors, while fairly balancing control and decision-making.

A senior lawyer will spearhead your deal. Where appropriate, he or she will call upon colleagues in our licensing and collaboration practice to respond to investor due diligence by highlighting the value of your initiatives and to coordinate funding for development milestones with obligations to your university and industry collaborators.

Contact us to learn how we can negotiate the financing that best meets your needs.