Emerging Growth

LEADERSHIP: Thomas P. Dwyer and Christopher S. Miller

Pepper Hamilton has long served as a trusted adviser to entrepreneurs and emerging-growth businesses across a wide range of industries. We understand that emerging companies require more than just expert legal advice – they require advice that is practical, responsive and cost-effective.

We know that emerging businesses face countless challenges during their formative years, and that entrepreneurs are forced to understand and manage often unfamiliar but interrelated issues such as business formation, capital raising, labor and employment, intellectual property and data security.

Pepper SEED logoThrough our program for startup and early-stage entrepreneurial development – Pepper SEED™, we assist start-up and early-stage companies during their formative years. Our goal is to be an effective partner to emerging companies by providing them with a solid and affordable legal foundation and developing a long-term relationship. We help emerging businesses to navigate issues that arise throughout all stages of their life cycle. Whatever the company and whatever its path, the Pepper SEED provides our innovative and affordable promotional opportunity to companies that:

  • are a start-up or early-stage emerging growth company
  • have a solid technology or scientific foundation
  • have a quality management team
  • have no other significant legal representation.

Subject Matter and Industry Expertise

We have the experience and depth in areas that are critical to emerging-growth businesses, such as business formation; seed financing, angel investments, venture capital, and alternative funding; identifying and protecting intellectual property; technology, outsourcing and distribution transactions; structuring employee benefit arrangements and executive compensation; privacy and data security issues; and more.

Our industry experience spans many industries, including life sciences, pharmaceuticals and medical devices; health care; information technology; food and beverage; consumer electronics; and media, telecommunications and entertainment.

Pepper is proud to partner with the Sixers Innovation Lab to counsel their startups. The Innovation Lab, which is located at the base of the Business Operations Facility at the Philadelphia 76ers Training Complex in Camden, N.J., supports rapidly growing, early-stage companies in the consumer product space and provides speed and flexibility, individualized, industry-leading consulting and investment opportunities to startups with potential.

Other examples include Plug and PlayMIT Enterprise Forum Cambridge (MITEF), 1776, the Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT), the Angel Venture Fair, Philadelphia Startup Leaders (PSL), Mid-Atlantic Diamond Ventures (MADV), youngStartup Ventures, DreamIt Health Ventures, the BlueTree Allied Angels, the Women Founders Network, the Marcum Innovator of the Year program, the Horn Program in Entrepreneurship at the University of Delaware, Innovation WorksAlphaLab, the North Shore Technology Council (NSTC), the 3 Rivers Venture Fair (3RVF), Pennovation Works, and Venture For America.

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