Life Sciences & Biotech


Life Science and Biotech entrepreneurs face a wide spectrum of legal issues and risks. Optimal’s Partners and Senior Attorneys have decades of cumulative experience advising biotech, pharma, and life science teams from the formation of their companies, through strategic and commercial transactions to high-stakes exits or liquidity transactions.

Our lawyers are supported by our curated network of elite specialist attorneys providing industry-specific patent and regulatory expertise, typically under similarly lean elite boutique platforms. Rather than trying to fit every lawyer under one law firm, which rarely works in practice, we take a flexible approach to sourcing the right attorneys for each team’s unique needs. 

Our expertise includes:

  • Corporate formation and governance advisory
  • Recruiting talent and structuring compensation terms
  • Equity and Debt Financing (Angel, VC, Private Equity)
  • Intellectual Property Licensing and related Commercial Transactions, including University or Corporate Spin-Outs
  • Joint Ventures and Strategic Partnerships
  • Mergers & Acquisitions, as well as Secondary Liquidity Transactions
  • Transactional Tax Advisory (Domestic and Cross-Border)
  • Collaborating with curated regulatory and patent specialists depending on client needs and budgets