Phillips Lytle has a long history of supporting startups, emerging growth companies and entrepreneurs, dating back to 1834 when our founder represented a small startup – Marine Bank – now a global financial institution, HSBC. Today, our multi-disciplinary team of attorneys provide counsel to companies from formation through validation and growth to strategic exit. Our depth of knowledge and expertise across a diverse set of practice areas allows us to creatively execute your business strategy.
Our attorneys have a strong network of resources with venture capital firms and angel investors that support our clients and assist with the advancement of their businesses.
We also have strong relationships with accelerators and incubators in numerous locations in which Phillips Lytle has offices, including:
Additionally, our office at the Communitech Hub, in the Kitchener, Waterloo region of Canada, allows us to open doors to startups that need legal advice and business counsel focusing on expanding operations outside of the Canadian market.
We lecture extensively on topics related to the start-up scene, including venture capital and angel investing to national and local groups, as well as undergraduate and graduate student entrepreneurs. Several of our attorneys serve as judges and mentors at various business plan competitions in New York State and Canada.
Depending on the needs of your company, we have the ability to assist you.
Phillips Lytle has represented entrepreneurs in a broad range of industries including:
To show our commitment to emerging companies, Phillips Lytle has developed the IGNITe! Program. There’s no question that startups need the right legal partner to get off the ground. But help at the beginning is just the start of what the IGNITe! Program can offer your company. Our team of attorneys will customize a package of services that will assist in executing your business strategy while understanding the limits and challenges a start-up company faces.