Emerging Companies

At RKPT, our business and corporate lawyers have extensive experience representing emerging companies and new business owners across all phases of the start-up process. We regularly advise and represent entrepreneurs and investors. We strive to become trusted advisors who will guide you through the start-up process and help your business grow and succeed.

Our lawyers are ready to assist with creative solutions to business formation and financing challenges, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, and tax issues. We offer proactive legal advice that will address key factors in your new business and avoid issues in the future.

Regardless of the type of business you are in or where you are in the start-up process, we will work to develop solutions to complex business issues. After a careful analysis of your unique situation and the challenges you face, we will deliver efficient solutions based on your unique needs. Whether we are representing your start-up on limited issues or serving as outside general counsel, we will provide customized, proactive, and creative legal counsel that will drive your business forward consistent with the goals, mission, and long-term plans of your company.

RKPT: Trusted Advisors Who Minimize Risk While Maximizing Results

Our broad experience representing businesses at all stages gives us invaluable insight into the challenges facing new ventures. We understand the unique needs that start-ups face and can draw on a track record that spans more than half a century of serving as a trusted source of business advice to our clients.

Whether you need assistance with formation and financing, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, or succession planning, our business and corporate lawyers have the experience and expertise to deliver principled advice that will help you meet and exceed your goals.

Business Formation

The lawyers at RKPT regularly provide strategic advice to emerging companies and their funding teams at the earliest stages of development. Choosing the right legal entity can set the stage for business success. Our lawyers will evaluate your objectives and recommend a business entity that will protect your personal and business assets while providing opportunities for growth.


Our lawyers can negotiate with investors, perform due diligence, ensure compliance with local, state, and federal regulations, and help structure capitalization and funding transactions. We will identify potential issues and provide advice about funding alternatives and can facilitate introductions to funding sources throughout the Midwest and across the country.

Corporate Governance

Our attorneys can prepare a partnership or shareholder agreement that will help avoid costly legal battles by identifying the rights and responsibilities of the business owners and providing a process for resolving disputes.

Mergers and Acquisitions

As your business evolves, you may be interested in acquiring other entities. Our lawyers have extensive experience navigating the challenges that come with business growth and can provide advice and legal representation in the most complex business transactions. We can help determine the best structure of a transaction, avoid the risks associated with these complex transactions, and create solutions that will protect the business and its owners while meeting your goals.

Succession Planning

Completing the life-cycle of a business, our lawyers can offer advice and provide assistance as business leaders transition to different roles or move on to retirement, new opportunities, or in the event they pass away. A sound business succession plan ensures that your company will continue to run smoothly even as the business owners transition into new roles.

Experienced Business Lawyers Serving Emerging Companies in Ohio

The business and corporate lawyers at RKPT are here to help your new venture succeed. Based in Cincinnati, we represent businesses throughout Ohio and across the country.

For more information and to learn how we can help, contact the business and corporate lawyers at RKPT today.