Start-Up & Emerging Companies: Planning, Financing & Operating the Successful Business

This two-volume treatise brings the legal and business savvy of leading experts from law, investment banking and venture capital firms. The work includes extensive coverage of the venture financing process and negotiating strategies; corporate, securities and tax laws; corporate governance; registration and investor rights; the interplay between business and legal considerations; limited liability companies; joint ventures and strategic alliances; employee benefit plans; stock options; contracts; accounting procedures; intellectual property strategies; merger agreements and ancillary documents; exit strategies; and developments in Internet law and e-commerce.

Planned, Edited and Co-Authored


Gregory Smith (2004-2022)

Dror Futter (2023)

Contributing Authors


Michael Calvey
Michael J. Calvey LLC
Susan Cooper Philpot
Cooley LLP
Daniel I. De Wolf
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
L. John Doerr
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Jay Dratler, Jr.
University of Akron School of Law
Jerome S. Engel
University of California at Berkeley
Stephen C. Ferrolo
University of San Diego Law School
Ellen A. Friedman
Friedman & Springwater LLP
David Gammell
Gunderson Dettmer
Celeste E. Greene
Skadden, Arps (retired)
Derrick N.D. Hansen
Friedman & Springwater LLP
Anna Hsia
ZwillGen Law LLP
Robert Ishii
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Kenneth King
Skadden, Arps
Michele Kulerman
Greenberg Traurig
Derek Liu
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Kristin Major
Hewlett Packard
James D. Marver
VantagePoint Ventures
Henry P. Massey, Jr.
Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati
Manes Merrit
Olshan Grundman Frome Rosenzweig & Wolosky
Jack H. Nusbaum
Willkie Far & Gallagher
Cheryl Orr
Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath
Anna B. Pope
Cooley LLP
John B. Power
O’Melveny & Meyers
Rita Rodin
Barry L. Salkin
The Wagner Law Group & Wolosky
Alan E. Salzman
VantagePoint Venture Partners
Jeffrey T. Sheffield
Kirkland & Ellis
Diane Savage
Cooley LLP
Douglas A. Tanner
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy
Edward L. Turner
Shearman & Sterling (retired)
Gregory V. Varallo
Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossman
Laurence D. Weltman
Willkie, Farr & Gallagher
Derek Willis
Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati
Joseph Yaffe
Skadden, Arps
Joseph Yang
PatentEsque Law Group
Robert Zivnuska  Barclays Global Investors