Emerging Growth and Technology


Our Emerging Growth and Technology practice group assists start-ups and emerging companies in various fields, including information technology, telecommunications, life sciences and clean-tech. Our team-oriented approach offers clients access to attorneys who are familiar with and understand their products, technology and business models. We provide legal expertise and counseling in the areas of corporate and securities, angel and venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, and compensation and benefits.

We have offices in the hottest startup cities in the United States including Silicon Valley, Del Mar (the Silicon Valley of San Diego), our flagship downtown San Diego office, Austin and Phoenix. We are committed to contributing to the startup and emerging growth communities and give back whenever we can. We sponsor and are very involved with 1 Million Cups, San Diego Startup Week, San Diego Interactive Day/PitchTech Startup Competition, Women’s Startup Lab in Silicon Valley and regularly host startup-inspired Meetups in our Silicon Valley office.  

We successfully launched, and then quickly expanded, the Procopio LaunchPad Incubator in Del Mar, which helps technology startup companies that have the potential to raise at least $1M in funding in 12-18 months. The LaunchPad team helps companies with their business pitches and metrics, provides access to legal counsel from Procopio lawyers, and business advice from successful entrepreneurs, and ultimately helps make introductions to capital sources if the company is viewed as “capital ready.”

Our Services

We’re able to assist our clients through all stages of growth including:

  • Initial incorporation preparation through seed and angel investments
  • Venture capital debt and equity financings and strategic investments
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Develop funding strategies appropriate for each client’s needs and circumstances
  • Structure and negotiate venture capital, debt and equity financings, representing both companies and venture capital firms
  • Leverage relationships with premier angel investors, venture capital firms and other sources of debt and equity funding
  • Play an active role in bringing together entrepreneurs and investors
Our team-oriented approach offers clients access to attorneys who are familiar with and understand their products, technology and business models.

As an added benefit of doing business with a full-service business law firm, we can draw upon Procopio’s significant resources in a number of important related practice areas including:

  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor and Employment
  • Tax
  • Corporate and Securities
  • Litigation
  • International law
  • Bankruptcy and creditor rights

Our Intellectual Property attorneys can handle all phases of protection, from selection, development, registration and licensing, to protection and litigation. We are experienced with patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret and licensing issues and have technical legal experience in a wide array of industries.

Our Labor and Employment attorneys can assist with a wide range of employment matters, such as employment policies and agreements, human resource counseling, and advice in specialized areas such as Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and others. We regularly advise clients on issues such as the design and implementation of qualified retirement programs and employee benefit plans, including medical, vacation, severance, health reimbursement arrangements, health savings accounts, self-funded corporate plans and related programs.

We are also part of LawExchange International and Meritas, which allows us to provide our clients worldwide access to quality law firms that also deliver high quality services at exceptional value.