Venture Capital

Gallagher, Callahan and Gartrell advises venture capital clients on fund formation as well as documenting and structuring investments in portfolio companies. We are uniquely positioned to advise venture capital investors who invest in New Hampshire companies on the formation and capitalization of investment partnerships.

In addition, we represent start-up banks in the placement of their common stock. We work closely with our Corporate and Securities professionals in the areas of corporate, securities and tax law, and pass-through entities such as limited partnerships and limited liability companies. We also collaborate with our Employment Law and Litigation professionals to help clients evaluate and document their investments.

Our experience representing investors includes forming, capitalizing and acting as general counsel to New Hampshire's Small Business Investment Company, and advising Vermont's Small Business Investment Company on its investments in New Hampshire portfolio companies. We also helped organize New Hampshire's first merchant bank, and recently assisted an investment partnership in the capitalization of a fund to purchase non-performing loans.

Professionals in the firm’s Venture Capital practice serve on the Governor's Capital Formation Advisory Group, and contribute to The Encyclopedia of Private Equity and Venture Capital, published by VC Experts.

Practice area leader:

Dodd Griffith

Practice area professionals:

Peter Cline
John Funk
Caroline Leonard