About

Impetus Law

We are a boutique corporate and securities firm focused on the needs of startup and early-stage enterprises, entrepreneurs, and their investors.  Our offices are located conveniently between the innovation centers at MIT and Harvard University.

We offer practical legal insight on a variety of issues facing startups and early-stage companies.  We  counsel companies through all phases of their growth process, including entity formation, early financing (seed round through later series), and M&A exit transactions.  For public companies and their investors, we advise on all matters relating to Securities Act, Exchange Act, and JOBS Act compliance including registered offerings, private placements, periodic reporting, and resales of unregistered securities.

Through this blog, we seek to interact with entrepreneurs and other members of the startup community as we address developments in corporate and securities law with an emphasis on issues that affect early-stage and smaller companies.

Julia D. Kline, Esq.

Julia has been advising public and private companies and investors in the U.S. and China since 2008.  Prior to attending law school, Julia worked at a boutique M&A advisory group and managed due diligence for over 30 public company M&A transactions.  Having co-founded a wine company, Julia understands the particular challenges facing startup enterprises and entrepreneurs as they seek early capital and navigate a complex federal regulatory system.  Julia is knowledgeable on a variety of business law topics including entity formation, corporate finance, public and private equity, corporate governance, capital markets, M&A, Exchange Act compliance, the JOBS Act, including the new Regulation Crowdfunding and Reg A+ provisions.  Julia focuses her practice on advising entrepreneurs, early-stage entities, and investors on various means of corporate finance.

Julia earned her Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School where she was a Senior Editor of the Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review.  Her student comment titled Basic’s “Bitter Harvest”: The Court’s Continued Adherence to a Flawed Economic Theory in Halliburton was published in the law review’s Supreme Court issue in 2015.

Julia graduated magna cum laude from George Mason University in 2006, with a Bachelor of Arts in Government and International Politics.

Julia is based in the Boston area, and having passed the Massachusetts bar, is awaiting formal admission in November 2016.