We Represent Investors and Venture Capitalists
At Hakim Law Group, we are intimately familiar with venture deals and can efficiently create structures to facilitate early-stage financing for investors. Our expertise enables us to introduce our investor clients to exciting new investment opportunities and, at the same time, introduce the companies we represent to new financing sources.
As a law firm with extensive experience working with investor or venture capitalist clients in the San Diego area, our attorneys can provide the following services for your business:
- Due diligence and identification of investment opportunities
- Negotiation of investment documents
- Legal advice on investor relations and fund matters
- Day-to-day representation of portfolio companies
- Advice on board and governance matters
Qualified to Handle Complicated Commercial Transactions
When handling complex commercial transactions, experience truly matters. Our attorneys have prepared and negotiated many types of commercial agreements to protect clients and facilitate the efficient and practical operation of their businesses. They have also all served as in-house counsel and bring you extensive experience with many types of agreements, including:
- Real Estate Lease Agreements
- Consulting and Service Agreements
- Distribution and Supply Agreements
- Joint Venture Agreements
- Technology and Intellectual Property Licensing
- Employment Agreements
- OEM and Manufacturing Agreements
Experienced Employment Law Attorneys
Our firm is adept at providing valuable counsel to businesses in all phases of their relationships with employees, from the initial employment hire to any separation, release, or conflict.
The managing partner of Hakim Law Group, Afshin Hakim, started his career as a successful employment litigator with O’Melveny & Myers, LLP. Not only does he have experience defending his clients in lawsuits, but he also provides valuable preventative counseling to help ensure good employee relations right from the beginning and limit the business’s liability exposure in the event of a conflict.
Our employment lawyers regularly prepare employment agreements, compensation plans, including stock options and equity plans, and release/ separation agreements.
Representing Business Executives
HLG attorneys are experienced at providing strategic guidance to business executives throughout their relationships with employers. Our business lawyers help advocate for the business executive and ensure appropriate compensation, stock options, and equity plans while helping to maintain a positive relationship with the company.
Provide Guidance to Early-Stage Companies
We specialize in providing guidance to early-stage San Diego companies. Our startup attorneys can help early-stage companies take their idea from initial idea through seed funding and expansion. HLG represents a variety of growing companies in many industries, including:
- Social Media
Our attorneys also regularly serve as corporate counsel or outside general counsel to business clients.
The experience our firm brings allows us to help our early-stage clients with a wide variety of legal needs, such as:
- Venture Capital and Private Equity Funding
- Commercial Contracts and Transactions
- Corporate Governance Matters
- Employment Matters (Including Stock Options and Compensation)
- Intellectual Property Protection and Licensing
- Real Estate and Equipment Leases
- Mergers and Acquisitions
- Securities Law and Compliance
Intellectual Property Protection and Commercialization
Many times, a company’s competitive edge comes through intellectual property. HLG’s intellectual property attorneys and registered USPTO Patent Attorneys are adept at providing guidance on identifying and protecting important intellectual property innovations. We can help companies identify assets eligible for intellectual property protection, obtain protection, and leverage the intellectual property assets’ value for your business. We also stand ready to help enforce your intellectual property rights in the event of infringement concerns.
Our experienced intellectual property group regularly handles the following intellectual property matters:
- Patent Eligibility Opinions
- Provisional and Non-Provisional Patent Applications
- Patent Office Action Responses
- Patent Petitions and Appeals
- Infringement Opinions
- Trademark Registration Opinions
- Trademark Applications
- Trademark Office Action Responses
- Copyright Applications & Infringement Opinions
- Trade Secret Identification & Misappropriation Opinions
Licensing & Technology
For many companies, the ability to commercialize intellectual property assets, such as software and trademarks, is a crucial part of business operations. Our attorneys have extensive experience advising companies on strategic alliances, creative partnerships, and licensing relationships. We help structure and negotiate joint ventures and other partnership agreements and prepare licensing agreements for various types of intellectual property. Our attorneys enable our clients to monetize their valuable intellectual property to bring growth and additional revenue streams to their businesses.
Experienced in Mergers & Acquisitions
At HLG, our M&A attorneys focus their representation on creating a strong impact for our clients. We hone in on material business and legal risks in the transaction, identifying and alerting you to the biggest deal points in the transaction. We understand the importance of having consistent legal representation throughout the M&A process. From letters of intent, due diligence, and drafting deal documents to post-closing, our attorneys represent buyers and sellers of many sizes and in many industries.
Representing Buyers and Sellers in Real Estate Transactions
Whether you’re a residential or commercial developer, a landlord, or a real estate investor, our real estate attorneys can help with your real property transactions. Our experience includes:
- Purchase and Sale of Raw Land
- Purchase and Sale of Industrial, Office, or Retail Properties
- Purchase and Sale of Residential Apartment Buildings
- Financing, Leasing, and Developing Property
Securities & Compliance
Securities laws can be complex and ever-changing. At HLG, we advise our clients on their responsibilities under federal and California securities laws and can help ensure that appropriate compliance programs are in place.
Call Us Today to Schedule a Consultation with a San Diego Business Lawyer
If you need professional, trusted, and reputable legal guidance for your business, don’t hesitate to contact Hakim Law Group, a top business law firm in southern California serving the residents of San Diego. Our attorneys are here to help you with any of your business law needs. For further information about our business attorneys and how we can help you, please call us at 310-993-2022 or fill out our contact us form here.