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Cost-Effective and Highly Experienced Service

With some of the most experienced startup deal counsels in the Midwest, you can rest assured that you are getting the guidance you need at a price you can plan for and afford.

We represent high-growth companies of all sizes and stages in technology, health care, life sciences, consumer product goods, nanomaterials, transportation, communication, medical devices and more. We guide clients through their growth and funding cycles, offering customized counsel on day-to-day legal matters to funding to exits. Our seasoned team can help you navigate the confusing waters of growth, funding, expansion and those tricky legal issues that arise with those situations, often at set pricing or budgeted pricing using our firm-wide proprietary SmartPaTH™ tool.

While managing your legal costs is important, even more crucial is knowing that you have the support of a strong team and a wealth of legal experience to help guide you through some of the most significant business decisions you will make as a founder, and at Thompson Hine, we are your dedicated team.


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