Raising Capital For Your Business

Financing is a major hurdle at the juncture where ideas meet reality. Without sufficient capital, even the most carefully thought-out business idea might never take off. Getting adequate funding — from the right sources — is a key milestone in the formation of a new business enterprise.

Helping Businesses Take Flight

This crucial step will affect many aspects of your business’s operation, financing and governance.Choosing the right entity — whether an S or C corporation, limited liability company, partnership or proprietorship — involves complex considerations. How do you want equity interests to be allocated between the founders, investors and employees? Which makes the most sense from a tax perspective? Which will place your business in the best position for future growth and success?

We will explain the pros and cons of these choices to help you make an informed decision.

Preparing The Legal Documents

At Wilson, Bradshaw & Cao, LLP, we help fledgling businesses and entrepreneurs plan a strategic approach to raising the capital they need to get off the ground. Our lawyers are well-versed in the legal and financial nuances of funding new businesses. We understand the central role that financing plays in the business startup process.

Applying 50-plus years of business law experience, our attorneys will work diligently to help you take advantage of the right financing opportunities.

Types Of Financing Opportunities

We assist business startups in exploring various options for raising capital, including:

  • Stock and stock option offerings
  • Venture capital investments
  • Friend and family investors
  • Other types of equity investment opportunities
  • Small business loans
  • Investment funds

Many of these options trigger state and federal securities regulations. When pursuing funding through securities, legal compliance is critical.

Our firm has a robust securities law practice. We are well-positioned to help you — and your business — succeed.

Learn More About Our Legal Services For Entrepreneurs

To learn more about raising funds for your startup, please contact us online or call 800-642-6388. Our clients span across virtually all industry sectors. Based in Irvine, we work with business clients across Orange County, and we also have a second office in New York City.