Financial Services Practice Group

Angel, venture capital and private equity financing

Cleantech Law Partners has worked with private equity investors to make deals happen and to facilitate growth of equity value. Our team of attorneys focuses on buyouts, recapitalizations, growth equity investments, and portfolio company transactions, representing both single investors and “clubs.” Our work covers the full life cycle of our clients’ investments — from fund formation to exit. We assist our clients in structuring innovative and tax-advantaged solutions. Cleantech Law Partners helps to tap into angel investors or venture capital companies who have significant venture capital to be invested in businesses and secure the needed venture capital for high-risk business ventures. We draft, review, and manage the entire deal between investors and the respective capital-seeking company and conduct a closing that is acceptable to all parties.

Tax counseling

Cleantech Law Partners assists clients through proper tax planning to legitimately reduce the tax consequences or increase the tax benefits resulting from numerous transactions such as charitable and other gift giving, forming entities; buying and selling businesses; dividing corporations and other entities; partnership transactions; and, benefit distribution planning. Our team of attorneys represents clients before the Internal Revenue Service, the Tax Court, and agencies, such as Unemployment Commissions. Cleantech Law Partners assists clients to analyze, negotiate, acquire, or sell interests in diverse businesses and maximize tax benefits.

State incentive programs

More than ever before, states are engaged in fierce competition to attract new and growing businesses and retain the businesses they have. States strategically package incentives to draw in business, create local jobs and spur capital investment. Cleantech Law Partners works with clients to leverage that interstate competition to obtain grants, tax credits and deductions, and training assistance to jumpstart business expansion and reward research and development efforts. Our team of attorneys assists clients to negotiate with local authorities, entire process of claiming incentives, from site selection and negotiation of incentive offers to representation in approval and certification hearings, obtain support from local officials, present the case in committee meetings and hearings, and work through complicated application and approval processes. Our clients range from technology consultants to industrial service providers and manufacturers.

Stimulus package

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (the "Stimulus Act") contains significant tax incentives and grants for projects that produce electricity from specific sources of renewable energy. This includes certain projects that generate electricity from wind, biomass, solar energy, geothermal energy, municipal solid waste, hydropower production, and marine and hydrokinetic energy. Cleantech Law Partners helps clients navigate through evolving regulatory and business climate. Our team of attorneys draws experience from disciplines that reflect each aspect of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 and related legislation. Cleantech Law Partners assists clients from energy and climate change issues to the Troubled Asset Recovery Program (TARP) to state and local project funding and the mortgage bail-out.

For more information, please contact the Director of CLP’s Financial Services Practice Group: financial@cleantechlawpartners.com, or call 866.233.8064