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AGILETIC LAW GROUP
We are a small firm of highly experienced business attorneys. We've worked at top-tier law firms and served as the in-house general counsel for both private and public companies.

Our experience allows us to understand the needs and challenges of businesses, and help you efficiently conquer those challenges and capitalize on your opportunities.

Whether you are just starting out or looking to take your business to the next level, we can serve as your trusted advisors, providing practical guidance at each step.

TRUSTED ADVISORS FOR EVERY PHASE OF YOUR BUSINESS

We’ve advised individual entrepreneurs, private companies and public companies. From starting your business and raising financing, to preparing to sell your enterprise, we can help.  And along the way we can help you ensure that you are protecting valuable intellectual property rights and efficiently managing risks and opportunities.

GETTING STARTED

    • company formation
    • convertible notes and “safe” financing
    • series seed financing
    • secured and unsecured promissory notes
    • founder stock agreements
    • stock option plans
    • offer letters and employee agreements
    • form contracts
    • terms of use and privacy policies

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

    • non-disclosure agreements
    • IP transfers and assignments
    • consulting and service agreements
    • biotech, software and copyright licensing agreements
    • patent, trademark and copyright counseling
    • internet domain acquisitions

GROWING THE BUSINESS

    • commercial contracts
    • IP license agreements
    • VC financing
    • private placements
    • IPO preparation
    • employee handbooks
    • compensation plans
    • separation and severance agreements
    • dispute resolution
    • pre-litigation counseling
    • leases

TRANSACTIONS

    • business acquisitions
    • asset acquisitions
    • mergers
    • stock transfers and repurchases
    • equity financings
    • debt financings
    • asset licensing transactions

ATTORNEYS

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Interests:

Golf, basketball, running, fitness.

James Cartoni

Principal - San Diego

James founded Agiletic Law Group to create a high-value, low-cost alternative for companies seeking senior-level legal services. James has extensive corporate legal experience resulting from his time as a partner at a global law firm, general counsel for a public biotech company and principal of Agiletic Law Group.

James has acted as the senior attorney for over 150 public and private financing transactions (venture financings, public offerings, PIPEs, debt financings), over 50 merger and acquisition transactions (buy-side and sell-side), over 100 start-up formations and a variety of other transactions (licensing agreements, strategic transactions, equity compensation, insolvency analyses, pre-litigation disputes and negotiations). He has routinely provided legal and strategic advice to the senior management and Boards of Directors for a variety of companies, public and private, in a variety of industries, such as life sciences, technology and services.

Professional Experience:

  • Agiletic Law Group, P.C. (2011-present) – Principal
  • Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: HALO) (2008-2010) – Vice President, Legal
  • DLA Piper (1998-2008) – Partner, Corporate Securities Group

Education:

  • Hastings College of the Law, J.D. (1998)
  • Occidental College, B.A. (1988)

Interests:

Golf, basketball, running, fitness.

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Interests:
Running, cycling, coaching youth soccer and baseball.

Kevin Lucas

Principal - S.F. Bay Area

Kevin joined Agiletic Law Group in late 2015, bringing 10 years of experience managing the legal needs of a large private company. Kevin began his legal career at a top-tier Silicon Valley law firm specializing in the representation of emerging companies and venture capital investment firms, advising start-up companies regarding VC financing transactions, private placements, mergers & acquisitions, IPOs and strategic transactions.

Subsequently, he served as General Counsel of an international e-commerce retailer, where he advised senior management and the Board of Directors and managed all of the company’s legal needs related to intellectual property and licensing, commercial contracts, partnerships, mergers & acquisitions, real estate, stock plans, employment agreements, privacy and consumer laws, corporate governance, dispute resolution and pre-litigation counseling.

Professional Experience:

  • Agiletic Law Group, P.C. (2015-present) – Principal
  • Art.com, Inc. (2005-2015) – General Counsel
  • Gunderson Dettmer (1998-2005) – Corporate Securities Group

Education:

  • Boalt Hall School of Law, J.D. (1998)
  • UC Santa Barbara, B.A., microbiology (1991)

Interests:

Running, cycling, coaching youth soccer and baseball

RECENT PROJECTS

GETTING STARTED

We understand the importance of efficiently getting started on the right path. We’ve helped a variety of companies through early-stage projects, such as:

  • Intra-founder stock repurchase transaction for a technology services company
  • Clean-up of historical formation issues for a consumer products company
  • Reincorporation and clean-up of historical stock agreements for consumer application company
  • $400k convertible note seed financing for social media application company
  • $1M equity investment for a consumer services company
  • $1M Series A Preferred Stock financing for e-commerce company
  • $3M Series A Preferred Stock financing for distilled beverages company

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Whether you are building and protecting your own IP assets, or licensing third-party rights, we can help you get it done. Recent examples of IP projects include:

  • Spin-out of technology assets by a life sciences company
  • Exclusive royalty-bearing license for a life sciences company (licensor-side)
  • IP protection counseling, resulting in filed patent applications, for a digital media technology
  • Licensing talent, music and image rights for a multi-channel advertising campaign
  • A non-exclusive royalty-bearing patent sublicense for a medical device company
  • IP counseling for e-commerce retailer, resulting in group of 5 trademark applications
  • Collaboration and publishing agreements for creator of a graphic novel
  • Successful “cease and desist” action against copyright infringer

GROWING THE BUSINESS

We’ve recently handled a variety of growth-related projects for technology, software, life science and other companies, such as:

  • Negotiation of a digital asset license with a major US entertainment brand
  • Drafting of a user agreement and privacy policy for a US-UK e-commerce business
  • Dismissal of a patent infringement lawsuit brought by a patent troll
  • Representation of an individual entering into a royalty-bearing services agreement
  • Negotiation of an e-commerce reseller partnership with a major US retail chain
  • Drafting of partnering and co-marketing form agreements for consumer application company
  • Structuring and drafting of an executive compensation agreement including stock options, RSUs, signing bonus and severance compensation

TRANSACTIONS

We can help you grow through acquisition or realize a liquidity event through a corporate sale. Recent examples of corporate transactions, include:

  • $13M acquisition of a consumer services company
  • Restructuring $2M of debt for a B2B technology company
  • Acquisition of an $30M SaaS company via merger
  • $15M acquisition of an e-retail company via stock purchase
  • $500k bridge financing transaction for a life sciences company
  • $7.5M equity financing of a life sciences company
  • Up to $2M equity financing of a health care services company
  • $1M “acqui-hire” transaction by a security software company
  • $1.3M cash and stock sale of a media application company
  • $40M sale of e-commerce subsidiary corporation

A FEW OF OUR CLIENTS

LIFE SCIENCES

  • Ardea Biosciences, Inc.
  • Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc.
  • CURx Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Ridge Diagnostics, Inc.
  • Provenience Biosciences, LLC

PRODUCTS & SERVICES

  • Reliant Services Group, LLC
  • Direct Communication Solutions, Inc.
  • Munitio, Inc.
  • Art.com, Inc.
  • High Camp Supply Inc.

SOFTWARE & CONSUMER APPLICATIONS

  • Capsure, Inc.
  • Seasoned, LLC
  • SoulFunder, Inc.
  • invi Labs, Inc.

HOSPITALITY

  • Tenacious Brewing Company, LLC
  • Wokou, LLC
  • Holsem Ventures, LLC
  • Kuleana Spirits, Inc.

CONTACT US

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    San Diego office:
    jim@agiletic.com

    Bay Area office:
    kevin@agiletic.com

    San Diego Headquarters Location
    17085 Via Del Campo
    San Diego, CA 92127