Corporate Securities, Mergers & Acquisitions
Intellectual Property
Investment Management & Private Funds
Real Estate Development & Investments
Regulatory Compliance
Labor & Employment

Below is a snapshot of resources available to support and prepare your project for the next phase of growth. In addition to legal counsel, Winstead offers educational programming and opportunities to meet and network with other professionals in the startup community. Let us help you move your innovation forward.

Corporate Securities, Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Angel, venture capital, and strategic financings
  • Business entity formation and capitalization
  • Commercial litigation
  • Distribution and marketing agreements
  • Preparation and negotiation of corporate partnership and strategic alliance agreements
  • Initial and follow-on public offerings
  • Liquidity-related corporate transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, and restructuring
  • Advice on tax laws, including Section 1202 small business qualifying stock regulations
  • Handling of government and internal investigation matters
  • Public-private partnership transactions
  • Negotiation of equity and debt capital financing
  • Transferring of existing businesses and new investment opportunities to trusts in order to minimize transfer taxes and increase asset protection

Intellectual Property

  • Procurement of intellectual property rights
  • Litigation to enforce and defend intellectual property rights
  • Litigation to enforce and defend license and joint venture rights
  • Preparation and prosecution of patent, copyright, and trademark applications
  • Building and management of patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret portfolios
  • Development of licensing programs, including the preparation and negotiation of licensing agreements
  • Preparation and negotiation of material transfer, collaboration, and sponsored research agreements
  • Preparation of intellectual property-related opinions, including freedom to operate opinions, patentability opinions, and intellectual property infringement

Investment Management & Private Funds

  • Corporate finance and capital-raising transactions
  • Formation of private funds focused on life sciences and technology
  • Structuring and tax planning
  • Seed investments

Real Estate Development & Investments

  • Acquisition, disposition & development
  • Partnerships and strategic joint ventures
  • Zoning, land use and economic development
  • Construction
  • Financing and loan restructuring
  • Mixed-use projects
  • Medical office condominiums
  • Lease agreements
  • Resolution of real estate disputes

Regulatory Compliance

  • Assistance with regulatory compliance, including clinical trials through the Food and Drug Administration
  • Healthcare privacy and data protection
  • Ensuring compliance with federal and state securities laws for public and private companies
  • Maintenance of government contracts and grants


  • Tax planning for startup company founders and investors
  • Planning for and executing transactions with private equity funds, investors, or strategies
  • Partnerships, joint ventures and other strategic alliances
  • Structuring tax-efficient business transactions
  • Tax controversy and compliance work
  • Executive compensation
  • Incentive compensation for other key employees
  • Sales tax planning

Labor & Employment

  • Labor relations matters and associated disputes
  • Employer-employee regulatory compliance
  • Employment agreements
  • Executive compensation
  • I-9 compliance audits, and visas for skilled workers employed by corporations and organizations