Silicon Valley Experience,
Silicon Prairie Value.
We are a boutique corporate and commercial law practice with Silicon Valley roots tailored to serving investors, entrepreneurs, and startup companies in addition to assisting larger enterprise clients with general corporate work. Like many of our clients, we’re lean and semi-virtual, so you get coastal service at Midwest rates. Read more about our practice areas below and drop us a note to say hi if you’d like to learn more.
What we do.
Our experience enables us to choose an entity type and governance structure that addresses the needs of both founders and future stakeholders. For socially-conscious founders, we also offer flat-rate and bespoke benefit corporation packages for new and existing entities.
Not every business requires outside funding, but those that do want attorneys that understand the dynamics between investors and founders and the fundamental needs of each. We excel at finding common ground in negotiations and closing deals in a cost-effective manner.
Mergers & Acquisitions
When your business needs to expand or when you’ve decided it’s time to sell, we will guide you through the acquisition process and make sure you get the most out of each transaction. Trust our expertise to provide you with big-firm sophistication and quality at small-firm prices.
Software & Applications
Software and technology touch all aspects of our lives. Our deep roots in the software industry and representing tech companies have made us experts at preparing SaaS contracts, software license agreements, and terms of service and privacy policies for websites and mobile applications.
General Corporate Law
Every business has its own day to day contract work. Whether your ongoing legal needs include customer contracts, vendor agreements, sales agent agreements, or something else altogether, we have the experience and ability to handle them no matter your size.
Foreign Companies / Law Firm Teaming
If you are a company looking to set up US operations, leverage our experience representing international clients. We also partner with some of the world’s most innovative law firms to provide high-level expertise in US corporate and M&A work to their clients.
Human Resources Solutions
We want your company to be the best place to be for everyone in your organization. We can work with you navigating federal and state employment laws. We will help you establish or refine policies and procedures and provide day-to-day real advice on all aspects of employment matters from attorneys who not only have the legal experience, but also inside corporate experience.
Our clients are saying…
“Efficient and knowledgeable: someone that I can trust to protect the interests of our investors.”
— LAURA CLASSEN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE NEBRASKA ANGELS
“The ELS team has given us fast, expert legal service, and they have guided us through deals with big enterprise partners. Their startup wisdom has been invaluable to our growth!”
— LUKE HANSEN, CEO/FOUNDER COMPANYCAM