The Boardroom

Cara Stone, LLP provides various services for investors and operating businesses. Below is a list of some of the common services we provide:

  • Early and late stage financings (venture and angel capital)
  • Formation (LLCs, corporations, etc.)
  • Buy-sell agreements
  • Employment agreements, confidential information & invention assignment agreements, founders’ agreements
  • Intellectual property agreements
  • Complete start-up packages available for flat fees (including free attendance at board meetings if desired and unlimited time on customizing certain form agreements)
  • Cap table training and models for new companies, including modeling exits on different types of financing terms
  • Option and equity incentive plans

Team members specializing in these practices:

Edward Scharfenberg
Partner

Mary Hodges
Partner

Erin Lindgren
Partner

Adam Vickers
Partner

Zachary H. Kupperman
Partner

Mark Graffagnini
Managing Partner

  • Venture capital, late stage financings (venture capital and private equity), and other capital raising transactions
  • State and Federal Securities Regulation and Compliance
  • Mergers & Acquisitions as both a growth and an exit strategy
  • Intellectual property strategy and protection through patent rights, confidentiality and proprietary information agreements with employees and independent contractors, and technology license agreements
  • Structure strategic investment and partnering agreements
  • Credit facilities, loan agreements, and commercial transactions

 

Team members specializing in these practices:

Edward Scharfenberg
Partner

Mary Hodges
Partner

Erin Lindgren
Partner

Adam Vickers
Partner

Zachary H. Kupperman
Partner

Mark Graffagnini
Managing Partner

  • Patents and patent prosecution
  • Trademarks and copyrights
  • Trade Secret Protection
  • Intellectual Property Portfolio Strategies
  • Data privacy and security

Team members specializing in these practices:

Erin Lindgren
Partner

Adam Vickers
Partner

Mark Graffagnini
Managing Partner

  • Fund Formation and Operation
  • Capital Raising Transactions
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Joint Ventures
  • Financing Transactions
  • Investments in Debt and Equity Securities
  • Assist clients in drafting offering and subscription documentation
  • Advise on investment regulation and compliance matters

Team members specializing in these practices:

Edward Scharfenberg
Partner

Mary Hodges
Partner

Erin Lindgren
Partner

Adam Vickers
Partner

Zachary H. Kupperman
Partner

Mark Graffagnini
Managing Partner

  • Securing, financing and structuring numerous state tax credit programs, including the Louisiana Angel Investor Tax Credits, Louisiana Digital Media tax Credits, Louisiana Restoration Tax Abatement, and Louisiana Quality Jobs Tax Credits.
  • Structuring and financing of state and federal tax credit transactions
  • Tax credit purchase, sale, and brokerage agreements and transactions
  • New Markets Tax Credits, renewable energy tax credits, historic rehabilitation tax credits and various state tax credits in addition to more conventional financing structures.

Team members specializing in these practices:

Jeffrey J. Thomas
Partner

Erin Lindgren
Partner

Adam Vickers
Partner

Zachary H. Kupperman
Partner

Mark Graffagnini
Managing Partner

  • Real Estate Financing
  • Purchase and Sales
  • Development, Zoning, and Land Use
  • Leasing & Landlord/Tenant Law
  • Debt restructurings and contract negotiations
  • Historic preservation and redevelopment
  • Project Development & Finance
  • Construction

Team members specializing in these practices:

Jeffrey J. Thomas
Partner

Zachary H. Kupperman
Partner

The Courtroom

Cara Stone, LLP’s lawyers focus on complex litigation in a variety of areas, including the following:

Commercial Litigation
Construction Litigation
Breach of Contract
Commercial Fraud
Property Tax Sales
Personal Injury
Negligence
Real Estate and Property Disputes
Securities Litigation
Fair Debt Collection Practices Act