Strategic Advice | Our success depends on yours
Venture Counsel Partners, and its founder Gerry Murfitt, has nearly two decades of business and legal experience assisting private companies in every aspect of their life cycle. Unlike other firms which spend most of their time focusing on their largest established clients, we provide a strategic role in all of the private-company engagements that we accept including reviewing business plans, identifying and targeting suitable investors, making introductions, and advising on deal terms, including venture-capital financings and key hire compensation arrangements. We align interests by often taking a small equity stake in clients so that we are vested in your success.
Legal Representation | When only the smartest advice will do
Venture Counsel Partners has experience in all aspects of corporate law with specialties in emerging growth & startup companies, securities and capital raising, mergers & acquisitions, web & e-commerce, clean tech & sustainability, life sciences, semiconductors, intellectual property and technology transactions. Unlike traditional firms that have inherent biases towards the most conservative approach that may be more in their interest than yours, we present all creative and conservative approaches to a particular issue and let you make an informed business decision based on the real-world pros and cons of each approach. Our clients are extremely smart people and we treat them as such.
Corporate Formation | Do it once, do it right
We offer a variety of fixed-fee packages tailored to an entrepreneur's budget and current needs. In order to keep fees to an absolute minimum we also offer the option to educate our clients on many matters by providing concise memos on key subjects relevant to operating a new venture. Please contact us for a complimentary, no-obligation 30-minute call to discuss the best corporate structure for your business before you make common mistakes that can cost thousands of dollars to fix down the road. Many entrepreneurs self-incorporate as an LLC or fail to incorporate altogether (while focused on creating valuable IP) which can have expensive restructuring and tax consequences later on.
Referrals | Unbiased expert advice every time
Venture Counsel Partners has a large network of like-minded, common sense legal experts for specific issues that arise outside the realm of general corporate law (for e.g. patent or trademark prosecution in front of the US Patent & Trademark office, litigation matters and tax work). We will always introduce you to the best person for your particular issue, which can often change depending on the complexity of the specific issue and the billing rate and experience of the outside expert. We work closely with Mr. Murfitt's former firmVirtual Law Partners LLP on certain matters given their experience and rate structure, however we always provide honest recommendations based on prior client feedback. Clients can rest assured that we do not accept any compensation in connection with referrals or any third-party services.