RESI Workshop: The Life Sciences Legal Landscape Funding Boot Camp

11 Sep

legal landscape

Your company is growing and seeking funding-you have great science that addresses an unmet need and a compelling value proposition!  Your product is better, faster and cheaper! But is your legal house in order? The McDermott team will discuss how to navigate through the life sciences legal landscape to help you avoid the common pitfalls experienced by too many life sciences entrepreneurs.  From formation and founder issues, to the big three of intellectual property, regulatory and reimbursement, to the complexities of raising capital through crowdfunding and initial public offerings, we will provide you with insights into the latest funding trends and a virtual checklist to assure you are building your company on a firm foundation that will facilitate access to capital and future growth.


Robert H. Cohen, Partner, McDermott Will & Emery LLP

Todd Finger, Partner, McDermott Will & Emery LLP

Richard B. Smith, Partner, McDermott Will & Emery LLP


  • Formation of a Start-up
  • Founders: Good relationships amongst founders tend to drive a company’s success
  • Early Stage Financing
  • Later Stage Financing/Initial Public Offering
  • Non-Traditional Financings
  • Intellectual Property Issues
  • Regulatory Issues
  • Reimbursement Issues
  • Resources
    • Legal Documents/Terms
    • Investor Questionnaire/Checklist
    • Life Sciences Entrepreneurs Acceleration Program


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