Technology, Telecommunications and Life Sciences


Technology, Telecommunications and Life Sciences

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Stevens & Lee/Griffin works with a wide range of industry participants, from start-ups to well-established leaders in the areas of computer hardware, software, IT infrastructure, cloud computing, Internet, digital media, e-commerce, data center, informatics, electronics, nanotechnology, satellite, energy, alternative energy, engineering, power generation and other technologies.

In addition, our professionals have provided consulting services to leading international telecom carriers and companies in the mobile, social networking, fiber optics, semiconductor, robotics, broadcasting, narrowcasting and telecom equipment markets.

Life sciences companies we represent include pharmaceutical, biotechnology, bioinformatics, diagnostics, genomics, life science tools and services, medical device, cosmetics/cosmeceutical, nutrition/nutraceutical, vaccine, pharmacy, health care equipment and supplies, health care technology and health care service companies.

Professionals in our platform also represent colleges and universities, laboratories, contract research organizations, consultants, manufacturers and suppliers in a variety of matters involving technology, telecommunication and life science companies, as well as entities that invest in such companies.

Industry-focused service from a team of multidisciplinary professionals

Our multidisciplinary platform of professionals provides a wide range of services to technology, telecommunication and life sciences clients. These include a full range of legal services through Stevens & Lee, one of the 200 largest law firms in the country, and comprehensive investment banking services through Griffin Financial Group, particularly in the area of sale and merger transactions, debt and equity capital raises and recapitalizations. Professionals in our diverse platform include a former founder, CEO and seller of a software business, a former general counsel to a number of software companies and a lawyer with many years of experience in business development for a large public biotech company, as well as a nationally recognized telecom investment banker, consultant and investor.

Legal Services

Stevens & Lee brings a unique combination of innovative and creative advice, a wide range of experience and an in-depth understanding of the key issues driving the industry to assist technology, telecommunication and life science companies to succeed in today’s highly competitive market.

We work with clients to:

  • Secure financing and capitalize growth
  • Establish and build strategic alliances
  • Anticipate and comply with government requirements, including FDA, FCC and other regulatory matters
  • Develop, protect and commercialize intellectual property assets
  • Develop, expand and operate facilities
  • Build and manage teams and establish equity and other incentive programs
  • Securities law compliance and reporting
  • Establish and maintain corporate governance and compliance programs

In addition, we actively and aggressively defend our clients’ interests in intellectual property litigation, antitrust matters and general business disputes, as well as government regulatory actions.

Our lawyers have strong ties to the investment community and are experienced in representing and working with incubators, accelerators, investment banks (including our platform affiliate Griffin Financial Group), commercial banks, venture capital and private equity firms, institutional lenders, independent directors committees, advisory boards and management groups.

For a detailed description of the legal services we provide to private equity funds and portfolio companies, please visit

Investment Banking, Corporate Finance and Accounting

Griffin provides buy-side and sell-side merger and acquisition and financial advisory services to assist technology, telecommunication and life sciences companies in obtaining debt, mezzanine financing and equity capital. Our expertise spans the range of the business life cycle, from the emerging growth stage through maturity.

Griffin’s team has substantial experience assisting companies with all types of financing and M&A assignments. We are committed to helping clients achieve their specific goals by:

  • Identifying suitable acquisition targets to augment organic growth or build strategic capabilities
  • Providing advice on how to maximize the value owners realize when selling their businesses
  • Raising capital from private institutional sources to scale-up operations
  • Assisting with joint ventures and intellectual property licensing agreements to expand into new markets

Providing financial solutions in the technology and telecom industries requires specialized expertise. Griffin professionals have diverse financial and operational experience in this sector and understand first-hand how your challenges may differ from other similarly situated companies. Our team includes professionals with degrees and experience in engineering and science who have held senior level positions in technology companies. This sector expertise allows us to bring the operational experience needed to fully understand the opportunities and risks.

We have strong ties to the investment community and significant related experience working with private equity firms, venture capital firms, institutional lenders, commercial banks, independent directors committees and management groups.

For more information on the services offered by Griffin Financial Group, visit