Joel L. Dahnke, Esquire PLC

. . . . . Business Knowledge and Experience

Companies doing business in dynamic, fast paced, high tech markets need to be confident that their important legal needs are addressed.  Attracting top management and technical talent means having up-to-date compensation plans in place and available for review.  Convincing investors, whether angels or venture capital firms, that your company is serious and sophisticated in all aspects of your business, including legal matters, can help your company rise to the top . . . or sink to the bottom.

Joel L. Dahnke, Esquire, PLC is a strategic partner to entrepreneurs, start-up companies, and established businesses moving ahead in the high tech business community.  We provide expert and practical advice and prepare needed agreements and documents in an efficient, cost-effective, and timely manner.

Our lawyers are experienced and have expertise in Entity Selection And Formation, including corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships; Capital Structure, including counseling relating to the use of multiple stock classes, and preparation of relevant corporate documents; Shareholder And Investor Agreements, including counseling, document preparation, and negotiation relating to corporate governance, stock transfer restrictions, buy-sell arrangements, investor exit strategies, and tag-along/drag-along provisions; Corporate Governance and Corporate Formalities, including counseling, preparation and/or assistance with corporate resolutions and minutes, preparation of amendments to corporate articles or other governing documents; Business Agreements, including counseling, document preparation, and negotiation relating to employment agreements, consultant and independent contractor agreements, software development agreements, teaming agreements, professional services agreements; confidentiality/non-disclosure agreements, noncompete agreements, Equity Incentive Plans, including qualified (ISO) and non-qualified stock options, stock appreciation rights, restricted stock, and other equity incentive plans; Commercial, Institutional and Private Debt Financing, including counseling, document preparation, and negotiations of acquisition loans, secured and unsecured lines of credit, and equipment financing and leasing; and Corporate and Asset Acquisitions, Sales and Mergers, including counseling, document preparation, and negotiations relating to asset purchase agreements, stock purchaser agreements, and merger agreements.


3347 Riverly Road, Powhatan, Virginia 23139
Telephone: 703-273-1009    Facsimile: 703-997-5908