Entrepreneurs & Emerging Companies

At Chaffe McCall, we’re passionate about economic development in the Gulf South. We understand that entrepreneurial activity drives economic growth and we’re proud to say that we’ve been a part of that entrepreneurial landscape throughout our history. As that landscape has changed, we too have adapted our practices to meet the needs of today’s entrepreneur. We continue to work with entrepreneurs like you through our Entrepreneurs and Emerging Companies Team, a multi-disciplinary group of attorneys focused on the needs of today’s entrepreneurs and early-stage businesses.

We advise our emerging company clients on a wide-variety of legal and operational issues, but some typical issues include:

  • Entity Formation & Taxation Issues
  • Contracts, Licensing, and Lease arrangements
  • Raising Capital through Debt, Equity, and Grant Funding
  • Technology
  • Intellectual Property
  • Employment & Other Workforce Issues
  • Tax Credits
  • Mergers and Acquisitions

In addition to the legal expertise we bring to the table, our attorneys also have a wealth of experience in the industries we serve. Some the areas we’ve worked with recently include clean energy, digital media, Ed tech, craft and microbreweries, healthcare innovation, fashion-forward retail, restaurants and hospitality, and tech-enabled services. A number of our attorneys are also entrepreneurs themselves, having founded and grown businesses in a number of industries.

Flexible Pricing

We understand that as an emerging company you need legal counsel that matches your budget. We offer a suite of fixed-fee services to address the most common legal issues for emerging companies. We also offer other flexible payment arrangements to ensure that our services are truly seen as value added, not something holding you back during the critical start-up phase of your new venture.

Commitment to Entrepreneurs

As part of our commitment to entrepreneurs like you, we frequently work with New Orleans business incubators to ensure we stay on top of current industry developments and to ensure we can help connect you with relevant industry contacts and potential funding sources. We also host a workshop series on legal issues for emerging companies at the Propeller business incubator in New Orleans’ Broadmoor neighborhood and even host our own pitch competition, the Chaffe Entrepreneur Challenge, in connection with the Idea Village.

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