Lifecycle of A Technology Company

Lifecycle of A Technology Company

Step-by-step Legal Background and Practical Guide From Start-up to Sale

Book - 2008
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"Lifecycle of a Technology Company is a comprehensive business and legal handbook for all but the most experienced technology entrepreneurs. I shared my copy with a few colleagues at MIT who have either started or are contemplating launching their own companies, and I had a real problem retrieving it. The data supports my opinion that this book will attain 'handbook' status on the desks of technology entrepreneurs."
-Dr. George B. Kenney, Associate Director Materials Processing & Microphotonics Centers at MIT

"This book will help entrepreneurs avoid the pitfalls on the long road to success for venture-backed technology companies. It distills a lifetime of experience in advising technology companies in a concise and understandable way."
-Howard Berke, Serial Entrepreneur and Venture Capitalist

"Lifecycle of a Technology Company provides a valuable resource for lawyers at a variety of experience levels. The junior lawyer will use this resource for the basics. More experienced lawyers with a broad practice will use this for a 'sanity check' relative to market terms and business rationale. In the trenches, it will assist lawyers by providing practical, plain speaking explanations for why things operate as they do in the finance, intellectual property, and merger & acquisition segments of the technology world. If you expect to represent technology clients, keep this book nearby."
-James O'Hare, Partner Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis, Boston

Book News
When a technology company becomes "mature," should stakeholders switch off its lights? Attorney Miller thinks not, but does caution managers, corporate lawyers and entrepreneurs to take care of the firm responsibly at each of its life stages, ranging from the start-up phase. First financing of the venture, intellectual property protection, private placements, initial public offerings, public company regulation, mergers and acquisitions. Miller gives legal matters to consider at each, form the choice of entity and employment agreements of the start up to the basics of securities regulation and structuring considerations of mergers and acquisitions. The result is a handy and concise first reference for those going through the throes as well as a fine classroom text filled with examples and directions. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : J. Wiley, c2008
ISBN: 9780470223925
Characteristics: xiv, 300 p. : ill. ; 24 cm


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