At McDonald Hopkins, we bring together the experience and expertise of our startup-VC team, national Healthcare Practice Group, and Intellectual Property Department to offer digital health, telemedicine, biotech, medical device, therapeutics/diagnostics and other companies in the Medtech industry the legal and business guidance they need.

Intellectual Property

The attorneys in our Intellectual Property Department help Medtech companies create, secure, maintain, and exploit every possible competitive advantage in the marketplace to grow their business. Our team can assist Medtech companies with a wide range of issues, such as filings, registration, maintenance, prosecution, and licensing agreements.  Our full range of intellectual property services include:

Branding strategies and trademark
Emerging technologies
Entrepreneurial company services
False advertising
International protection
Litigation and dispute resolution
Portfolio management
Trade secrets
Technology transfer

Every client’s needs and goals are different – but with our hands-on, in-depth approach you get a team of attorneys who understand your business and provide customized service designed to meet your needs.

Medical devices, digital health & therapeutics

Our firm’s attorneys are dedicated to representing medical device, digital health, therapeutics/diagnostics companies, funds and financing sources that invest in or finance these Medtech businesses, research centers, and universities that develop and commercialize Medtech devices and services. The list of services on the right identifies all of the areas where we have provided legal services to Medtech companies and related businesses in the industry. That depth and expertise allows us to provide trusted advising services aligning our client’s business goals with sound legal strategy.

Capital markets

Our experience sitting on both sides of the table –from assisting entrepreneurs looking to raise capital to advising funds and capital providers looking to invest –gives you a unique advantage in the capital marketplace. If you are an early-or growth-stage company, you need to capitalize on all opportunities, commercialize technologies, and secure funding to get your feet off the ground. We can help with the formation and planning stage of your new enterprise and work with you through the structuring and negotiation of investment transactions. We have a strong network of investors and can provide introductions when needed to help your business grow –and to help build your human capital and strategic connections, too. As your business expands and grows, we can help advance your long-term vision and work with you on transactions with private equity and venture capital groups. When it comes to fund representation, we provide transactional support and advice on financing issues from the investor’s prospective. We have experience working with seed funds, private equity groups and venture capital firms.

In the capital markets arena, our attorneys are experienced in a wide range of matters, including the planning and formation of:

Startup and venture capital

We take pride in our ability to understand the complex technologies and financial strategies that drive our clients’ businesses.  Our wide-ranging industry knowledge allows us to represent startups’ cutting-edge areas of technology, including software-SaaS, e-commerce, biotech, cybersecurity, data analytics, social media, and many others.

At all stages of the startup life cycle, we focus on our client’s ultimate goal and take a practical, commercial approach to meeting our client’s goals, so the client (whether the founders or investors) can focus its most valuable resource –time and energy –on the collaborative work of building the next great startup. Moreover, we have dedicated M&A and capital markets practices that are ready to advise clients when exit and liquidity event opportunities arise.

We have an extensive network of founders, investors and established companies, and will often make value-additive connections to foster relationships, growth, investment and strategic opportunities.


For over 50 years, our firm has provided legal service to individuals and entities in the healthcare industry. Today, our diverse, national practice enables us to provide a unique perspective on the issues you face in the rapidly changing healthcare environment. We utilize our knowledge of the business, financial and operational components of your industry to deliver value beyond traditional legal services.

We work with a wide variety of individuals and entities in the healthcare field, such as:

Our services to individuals and entities in the healthcare field include:


  • Served as lead counsel, Biotech startup in $390M Series D Financing and $300M Series C Financing, and as point associate for the startup’s $900M Series B Financing
  • Served as lead counsel in Medical Device startup’s $5M financing
  • Assisted multiple medical device startups in an outside GC capacity (including several that have previously raised over $9M)
  • Assisted Health Tech AI Platform in its formation, c-corp conversion and seed financing
  • Represented Multiple Medical Device startups in commercial contract
  • Served in outside general counsel capacity for startup providing physical and online-based Autism learning for children
  • Served in outside general counsel capacity for startup creating an innovative software platform for dental practices, also assisted with formation, intellectual property
  • Assisted a startup creating an innovative content-based software platform for cancer survivors in seed financing and outside GC capacity
  • Assisted in patent, open source software, and agreement due diligence review of laboratory management technology and products.
  • Assisted in patent due diligence review of next-generation sequencing technology and products.
  • Assisted in patent, open source software, and agreement due diligence review of genetic testing technology and products.
  • Assisted in due diligence patent and agreement review of medication delivery system “five-rights” checking technology and products.
  • Patent clearance and prosecution for major healthcare companies in the infusion pump, blood collection / separation, and medication delivery system “five-rights” checking technology and products space. 
  • Advised client on FDA and regulatory compliance issues related to telemedicine dermatology services.
  • Provided FDA and FTC compliance review of medical device product sales.



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