Douglas M. Ramler

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Doug Ramler represents start-up and emerging companies in organizational, venture finance, governance, and contractual matters. His clients operate in a variety of industries including software, e-commerce, and health care. Doug has served as a director or officer of numerous early-stage ventures. He routinely works closely with management on corporate financing and strategic issues and often assists growing companies identify financing sources and management team members.


  • Business Formation: Advises entrepreneurs about forming and capitalizing start-up companies; counsels businesses about structuring, funding, and operating new organizations
  • Venture Finance: Counsels founders, businesses, investors, and others in connection with financing growing companies, including angel, venture capital, and other private debt and equity placements, as well as public offerings
  • Business Governance and Operation: Serves as outside general counsel to businesses; provides advice to management and boards
  • Contracts: Negotiates and prepares various contracts including licensing, distribution, customer, and employment agreements
  • Securities Law: Assists with regulatory compliance and filings at the federal and state levels; represents businesses and individuals in various securities law matters including public disclosures
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