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Authored by Louis Lehot and Andre ThiollierMany startups perceive insurance as a luxury, shelving it until they are further along in the company’s lifecycle. However, any business serious about sustainable growth should not postpone this decision.There is always a risk is involved in the process of starting and growing a company. Having adequate insurance is key to the success

Friends,Despite another pandemic wave (with all of the disruption, confinement, illness and tragic loss of life), we begin a brand new year with boundless optimism, positivity and creativity, inspired by our brilliant and resilient clients and teammates. The path from garage to global seems to be getting shorter and flatter by the day…In this first 2022 edition of our monthly

Business & Legal Developments in Silicon Valley | December 2021Friends,This month, as a new variant of the coronavirus went viral called “omicron,” our universe has once again retreated into the metaverse, and we aren’t sure if anyone is ever coming back. “Metaverse” has taken over the much maligned and previously referenced “augmented reality” and “virtual reality” (or “AR/VR”) sectors, and now

Louis Lehot — Venture Growth & Private Equity InvestorsLouis Lehot is a consummate lawyer and a master networker, with productive relationships that span the globe. His startup and emerging company clients value his strong ties to venture funds, corporate venture arms, and private equity investors. His fund and investor clients rely on him for his deep and geographically diverse experience and

An initial public offering (IPO) is a crucial time in the life of a company and its stakeholders. Initial investors, employees, and executives can profit from the public listing, and the company can raise additional capital. But IPOs come with a number of limitations, some required and some just common. Today, lock-up agreements, once a common feature of IPOs,

Friends,Welcome to another edition of our monthly newsletter. Our team remains extremely busy and continues to grow! Similarly, the tech world is consistently evolving and changing, to which we’re honored to support our clients on emerging issues and share our insights with you. This edition highlights our team’s work in a variety of industries, including startup financing, NFTs, and data

This checklist should help those involved in creating NFT marketplaces navigate the legal metaverse.By Catherine Zhu and Louis LehotWith the growing interest from consumers and asset managers, investors as well as entrepreneurs interested in digital assets, we have created this checklist for monetizing items with unique artistic content characteristics through nonfungible tokens (NFTs).We have seen businesses that aggregate content to

“There’s a bipartisan view in Washington, D.C., that the technology industry should be carved up like a Thanksgiving turkey, that it’s too powerful and makes too much profit,” Foley & Lardner partner Louis Lehot warned.By Hugo Guzman | November 08, 2021With Big Tech under more and more scrutiny on Capitol Hill, and Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Lina Khan signaling an era of

Seven key emerging technologies to drive economic outcomes in 2022: Adaptation of law and policy and capital deployment will determine the winnersLouis Lehot talks about key emerging technologies that are drawing funding and are most likely to drive economic growth at an unprecedented pace.As the end of the record year 2021 approaches, global venture investors are racing to deploy capital

New Data From KeyBanc Demonstrates SAAS Companies Poised to Power the Post-Pandemic Recovery in 2022Louis Lehot discusses supply chain disruptions in 2020 due to pandemic shutdowns, and how SAAS companies have rebounded strongly due to accelerated digital transformation.While the pandemic shutdowns of 2020 have led to supply chain disruptions, dampening growth across the physical universe, SAAS companies have rebounded strongly