E2: Emerging Enterprises

The primary focus of Clark Hill’s E2 program is to help early stage and mid-sized companies overcome today’s obstacles to meet tomorrow’s goals. Supported and managed through a dedicated, single point of contact, E2 assists emerging enterprises and entrepreneurs in solving business problems, executing business strategies and achieving critical business objectives.

By providing predictable fee structures, flexible, priority-based retainers, and an accessible team of proven legal experts - all within the framework of a full-service law firm - E2 helps today’s business leaders become tomorrow’s business stars. 

E2 strategies and solutions take into account the possibility of extraordinary growth, while at the same time providing protection against downturns in the economy or changes to the business landscape. We understand both the entrepreneur and enterprise mindset. Our strategies are sensitive to your real-world, top-of-mind issues, such as:

• Shielding personal and family assets from potential associated business losses
• Protecting your business from a wide range of issues and potential threats, including frivolous lawsuits
• Raising capital
• Making sense of new, sweeping federal regulations
• Navigating patent and trademark waters
• Aiming for tax minimizers
• Dealing with parents, other owners and employees
• Managing expenses, vendors and suppliers

No matter what business stage you are in - from startup to mid-size expansion, through entry into public equity markets, and beyond - E2 from Clark Hill is your go-to market ally. What you focus on and overcome today will rapidly change in the future - this is the reality of modern business. E2 lawyers and professionals understand this generation of business flux. Our experienced team is comprised of former business executives, manufacturers, suppliers and general counsel. By understanding where you fit on the business life cycle, Clark Hill helps you anticipate challenges (and navigate through them) to make the best growth decisions for you and your business.

For more information, visit the E2 website at e2advantage.com

Stage I: Seed
Strategic counsel centered on business formation structure, shareholder agreements, finding professional advisors,
managing available resources and business planning.

Stage II: Start-up
Strategic counsel centered on establishing a customer base and market presence through contract creation and management, IP and trademark matters, and capital sourcing.

Stage III: Growth
Strategic counsel centered on increasing revenues and customers through evolving management systems and business structure matters, financial and investment planning, and supplier/vendor management.

Stage IV: Established
Strategic counsel centered on improvement and productivity through better business practices, outsourcing, human resources, alliances, shareholder, partner, supplier and customer disputes, and mergers and acquisitions.

Stage V: Expansion
Strategic counsel centered on gaining larger market share, finding new revenue and profit channels through global growth and expansion initiatives, licensing, regulatory challenges and joint ventures.

Stage VI: Exit
Strategic counsel centered on selling a business, stock and core assets through valuation, IP/trademark transfers, succession planning and estate protection.

 

Experience

Represented major corporation in various acquisition and divestiture transactions involving developing technology.
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