Culhane Law, National Transactions and Business Attorneys for Entrepreneurs, Investors and Deal Makers

The Culhane Law attorneys work with private equity funds, venture capital funds, angel investors, family offices, portfolio managers and entrepreneurs to provide experienced counsel in business transactions.

Getting Emerging Growth Businesses Funded Through Private Placements and Securities Offerings

Successful capital raising requires far more than a website and a pitch deck. Investors want substance and predictability. And entrepreneurs need protection. Entrepreneurs only get one shot at an investor, and it is critical they have their company properly structured and documented to close the deal quickly.

Recent changes to securities laws provide greater opportunities for start-up and emerging growth companies to raise capital through Regulation D private placements, intra-state offerings, crowd funding and Regulation A offerings. Our attorneys have the experience you need to help entrepreneurs and business owners raise capital, and do it in compliance with federal and state securities laws.

Deals, Mergers & Acquisitions

When entrepreneurs, owners or management pursue opportunities for growth or an exit, they need an experienced deal lawyer. Similarly, investors and buyers need experienced legal counsel to keep their deal on track, on budget and on time. Whether the priority is shareholder liquidity, an acquisition to fuel growth or an exit, our lawyers have the knowledge and experience needed for what may be the most important transaction of your career.

Time kills deals. Investors, buyers, sellers and their deal professionals need to be certain the transaction is properly structured and executed. The longer a transaction drags on, the greater the deal risk. Culhane Law’s deal lawyers know how to structure the deal, conduct due diligence, negotiate the definitive documents and manage the process to get you to the closing table.

As experienced corporate attorneys, we understand that a successful transaction often requires approval from decision-makers who aren’t present during negotiations. We recognize the importance of communication and transparency to ensure stakeholder buy-in. We help sellers and management identify critical stakeholders, including investors, shareholders, board members, funders, lenders and secured parties who need to be advised of the transaction, and provide education and consulting services to ensure that all the necessary approvals are received and fiduciary duties are met.

Deep Business Experience in the Cannabis, Industrial Hemp, CBD and Cannabinoids Industries

When working in newly developing areas, like cannabis, marijuana, or industrial hemp, investors and business owners can find the legal landscape shifting beneath their feet. They need a guide to help them navigate the often complex web of federal, state, and local laws and regulations, someone to help them stay on the right side of the law as they toe the line of what can be done within the boundaries of the new industry.

Culhane Law is a team of experienced business and corporate attorneys focused on bringing their know-how to the emerging industries of cannabis, marijuana, and industrial hemp. Through careful structuring of investments, mergers and acquisitions, and strategic joint ventures, the firm can help investors succeed in these burgeoning industries.

Named partner Edward R. Culhane is a cannabis industry veteran and national thought leader and speaker on the legal implications of changes to marijuana and hemp laws. He travels across the country from his home office in Minneapolis, Minnesota, helping investors and business owners take advantage of the new opportunities these changes offer. Together, the firm’s attorneys bring decades of multi-jurisdictional corporate law experience to bear for their clients, helping them find practical solutions to emerging business challenges.

Nationwide Corporate Advisors for Innovative Investors and Deal Makers

The Culhane Law attorneys work with private equity funds, venture capital funds, family offices, portfolio managers, and entrepreneurs to help them understand the legal and regulatory landscape. They will provide up-to-date legal advice as clients consider their investment options and capital deployment strategies.

Call (612) 483-5385 or contact Culhane Law online to schedule a meeting with an attorney.

Licensed only in California, Colorado, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Engagements with clients located in other states may require involvement of local counsel.

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