We are a leading law firm for entrepreneurs, public and private emerging growth companies and venture capital and private equity firms, with a dedicated team of attorneys providing focused representation to public and private emerging growth companies and entrepreneurs as well as the venture capital and private equity firms who finance them.
From the back-of-the-envelope to the opening bell, we provide strategic advice for each stage of growth. In order for a promising idea to grow into a successful company, entrepreneurs need insightful, business-minded counsel that can keep up with the pace of innovation. Collaborating side-by-side, we know our clients’ businesses. Our lawyers provide tailored, cutting-edge solutions to emerging growth challenges, working with our clients as their needs change over time across Capital Markets, Mergers & Acquisitions, Intellectual Property, Litigation, Compensation, Governance & ERISA and other complex areas.
Our commitment to the entrepreneurial community helps clients access strategic connections. Shearman & Sterling’s global platform provides the geographic reach required for the 21st century economy while leveraging relationships with investors—angel, venture, private equity, sovereign wealth and corporate —to connect clients with capital.
Navigate by Shearman demonstrates our national presence—from New York to Silicon Valley to Texas—and our deep bench of legal experts across many disciplines and industries to provide our emerging growth clients with a strong legal foundation and nimble, laser-focused solutions to help navigate their journey toward success.
Our digital hub features resources to enrich our clients’ journeys with guidance at every step of a company’s life cycle from inception to IPO and beyond.