With the help of our practical and knowledgeable attorneys from a full range of practices, entrepreneurs are equipped to launch their business toward growth, no matter the stage.

Our Services

Artificial Intelligence

Rapid advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are transforming the way companies operate, and no industry is exempt from the benefits of progress in this field. Our team regularly collaborates with businesses that are developing or deploying natural language processing, logical inferencing, artificial neural networks, machine perception, and other cutting edge technologies. From startups to multinationals, we advise clients across four key pillars: transactions, intellectual property, regulation, and cybersecurity and data privacy.

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Capital Markets

Foley attorneys regularly represent issuers, underwriters, and investors in public and private securities transactions in the United States and in foreign markets, ranging from venture capital seed funding for emerging companies to significant public equity and debt offerings for large public companies.

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Cybersecurity & Privacy

Foley’s cybersecurity and privacy attorneys focus on proactive, preventive measures — working to anticipate, avoid, and mitigate risks before issues arise. We counsel clients on developing and implementing cost-effective, layered cybersecurity and data protection programs mapped to emerging legal compliance requirements and industry best practices standards and frameworks. Our end-to-end services address the full range of needs for data mapping, policy and procedure compliance, contract review, M&A due diligence, pre-incident planning and preparedness, incident rapid response, and post-incident resolution of government investigations, enforcement actions, and litigation. Leveraging decades of handling cybersecurity and privacy incidents, along with deep regulatory, tech contracting, corporate, and litigation experience, our team offers cross-disciplinary advice on lessons learned to ensure our clients are aligned with best practices in the ever-changing compliance landscape.

Emerging Growth Company Financing

Foley attorneys handle equity and debt venture financings for companies at all stages. With Venture Capital attorneys located across the country, including in Silicon Valley and on the East Coast, Foley attorneys are well-positioned to advise companies in navigating their varied financing needs.

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Health Care

Foley has a long history representing all types of health care providers in transactional work, enabling us to offer practical, realistic advice about the risks and rewards of merger, acquisition and affiliation transactions.

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Mergers and Acquisitions

Foley’s Venture & Growth Capital and Mergers and Acquisitions attorneys provide efficient, effective and practical legal advice. Foley offers an integrated and comprehensive life sciences and technology M&A practice.

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Private Equity

Our Private Equity & Venture Capital attorneys have represented investors, sponsors, and managers of public and private pension plans, broker-dealers, investment advisers, custodians, and other financial industry service providers throughout the entire range of the investment spectrum for nearly half a century.

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Public Companies

Emerging companies turn to Foley for their liquidity events including their initial public offerings. Foley’s attorneys have strong business acumen and deep experience with the SEC. This experience is leveraged to address the challenges that companies face when going public and prepares clients for the business considerations that are compounded as companies transition from a private to a public company.

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Technology Transactions and Commercial Contracts

Whether you’re signing on a new customer or exploring a business partnership, trust and collaboration will be key to your new relationship. Why should it be any less important when it comes to legal? Having advised hundreds of companies on commercial contracts and technology transaction matters, our Foley team is reinventing this legal practice area through the lens of business process efficiency and creative problem-solving – resulting in less friction, friendly vibes, and more space for you to grow your business. Our attorneys help you build the commercial legal infrastructure to effectively run and scale your business, navigate rapid business expansion while mitigating legal risk, and design innovative legal processes so that you can efficiently operate at scale.

Venture Capital & Growth Equity

Our Venture Capital & Growth Equity attorneys understand the complex and diverse needs of both venture funds and their portfolio companies, and offer a broad range of services at each stage of development.

Our attorneys have particular insight into the unique needs of high-growth companies operating in the technology, life science, Internet of Things (IoT), and energy sectors.

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Encompassing blockchain protocols and applications, fungible crypto assets and NFTs, DAOs, virtual reality/metaverse infrastructure, and other FinTech innovations, the collection of technologies known as Web3 is rapidly transforming the way businesses, customers, and investors work and live. Our team at Foley & Lardner understands this dynamic, emerging field and can guide you through its uncharted legal landscape.

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