At Thompson Bukher LLP, we combine business lawyers and intellectual property experts to provide highly responsive, personalized legal solutions at every stage of the client’s needs.
The firm is structured to support clients at every stage of the business venture, from initial concept through the long-term life and eventual “exit” of the business. The firm has particular expertise guiding clients through various startup incubator programs including Founder Institute, TechStars, and more.
Essential business law services include the following:
Formation advisory and structuring.
Initial investor private placement.
Subsequent private financing rounds (Seed, Series A, B, etc…).
Merger and acquisition.
Corporate governance, general counsel, and commercial contract services.
The Thompson Bukher staff have cut their teeth at large firms. Our boutique size and specific focus on a narrow range of corporate issues allows us to be more responsive, creative, efficient and personalized in the services we provide.
Intellectual property is critical to the life and success of a business. At Thompson Bukher, we represent companies that seek to protect their intellectual property rights and interests.
Essential intellectual property services include the following:
Trademark and copyright acquisition.
Trade secrets protection.
Prosecuting trademark opposition.
Trademark searches and branding.
Confidentiality, noncompetition and nondisclosure agreements.
Franchise registration and agreements.
Domain name disputes.
Intellectual property infringement and litigation.
As a boutique firm of experienced attorneys, we remain accessible to our clients and our lawyers provide personalized, in-depth legal representation. Intellectual property law issues are rarely simple; our corporate experience, knowledge and creative problem-solving approach is a tremendous benefit to our clients.
In today’s market, a company must maintain a significant online presence just to stay competitive. Although this online presence is necessary, it is rarely simple.
Risks abound in the online marketplace involving privacy issues, protection of trade secrets and brand marks, the rights of end-users to websites, and other issues.
At Thompson Bukher, our approach is sophisticated, backed by experience, and responsive to each client’s unique Internet law and media needs. Our internet lawyer team handles a variety of technical issues for New York City companies of all kinds, from representing health care organizations with online HIPAA compliance to litigating domain name disputes for startups. We take cases involving all aspects of business and Internet law. Lawyers from our firm focus on providing efficient, personally tailored solutions.
The firm provides consultation and representation for startups and established companies regarding e-commerce, privacy and related issues, including:
E-commerce and privacy law
Web developer and host agreements (including the protection of trade secrets)
Issues related to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act
Domain name and trademark availability consultation
Anti-cybersquatting litigation and consultation
Online business contracts
Website privacy policies: drafting and consultation
Trademark consultation, filing and enforcement
Consultation and litigation involving the Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (UDRP)
Domain name transfer and escrow services
Domain name disputes
Seeking financing for a business venture or exploring investment opportunities, while on opposite ends of the financial spectrum, often have very similar interests and objectives. For parties on both sides of the negotiation, it is essential to work with a legal team experienced and able to understand both parties’ interests.
At Thompson Bukher, we operate an agile team of securities attorneys. We are up to speed with the most recent regulatory developments including the new JOBS Act regulations (which recently allow crowd funding for startup companies and general solicitation in certain types of capital placements).
We represent all types of interests and companies — from small online startups to more well-established concerns preparing for their initial public offering — in all types of venture capital and securities matters, including:
Investment planning and structure for venture capital investors
U.S. private placement solutions for international companies
Negotiations with investors or investment capital companies
IPOs and other registration filings including Sections 5 and 12 of the Securities Act of 1933 and Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
Exemptions under the Acts, including Regulation D, Regulation S, Rule 144A and beyond.
Our team helps businesses secure financing of a variety of forms and structures. We advise on the types of investment vehicles most appropriate for each company, whether convertible note, stock series issuances or other investment instruments, and make sure the chosen investment strategies are in full compliance with all relevant laws and regulations.