Emerging Companies

Hanson Bridgett provides emerging-growth companies with turnkey legal solutions that allow entrepreneurs to devote their full attention to running their business and developing their technology. From strategic legal planning for a scalable corporate infrastructure that ensures sustained growth, to legal issues of everyday business, Hanson Bridgett’s Emerging Companies Group is designed to focus on understanding the client’s business and being responsive to the client’s time-sensitive needs.

Our services include:

  • Entity formation and governance
  • Tax compliance
  • Equity financing and securities law compliance
  • Debt financing and secured transactions
  • Real estate and equipment leasing
  • Mergers and acquisitions
Intellectual Property
  • Copyright, trademark and trade-secret protection
  • Software and technology development and licensing arrangements
  • Web and e-commerce
  • Technology acquisition
  • Co-branding, joint venture, and alliance agreements
  • Distribution, OEM, and VAR agreements
  • Patent licensing agreements
Employment/Employee Benefits
  • Employment law training
  • Development of policies and procedures manuals
  • Employment agreements
  • Independent contractor agreements
  • Employment severance and termination matters
  • Stock option plan preparation and counseling and advice
  • 401(k) plans and other deferred compensation arrangements
Dispute Resolution
  • Commercial contract and lease disputes
  • Licensing agreement disputes
  • Intellectual property infringements and disputes
  • Founders disputes
  • Insurance coverage disputes
  • Securities disputes




Primary Contact

Natalie N. Wilson Partner
San Francisco
415-995-5157 Direct Phone
415-995-3568 Fax


Related Practices


Corporate Governance

Employee Benefits

Intellectual Property

Sustainable Business and Impact Investing


Eric S. Clarke

Michael J. Gorback

Jasun C. Molinelli

Teresa V. Pahl

Derek A. Ridgway

Scott C. Smith

Jonathan S. Storper

Natalie N. Wilson