Business Advisory Services

Steven Gladstone offers much needed legal and business advisory services to individual clients and newly-formed or mature companies, especially in the Intellectual Property / Entertainment space.

From vision to operation, Gladstone assists clients with each step in the process, advising on: creating the legal framework; advising on strategic and competitive positioning; building a strong business model (traditional or new); identifying and creating funding strategies; and establishing a roadmap to profitability & long term value.

Clients often seek his guidance for:

  • Writing business plans
  • Creating Private Placement Memoranda
  • Structuring and forming new business entities
  • Drafting investment documentation
  • Preparing a company for acquiring investment capital
  • Identifying and forming strategic joint ventures and partnerships
  • Designing operations of the business enterprise
  • Establishing financial policies & procedures
  • Building relationships with potential sources of capital
  • Conducting due diligence
  • Building teams both in specialist counsel (eg., tax, securities law) and for executives & operations
  • Developing entity life cycle & Exit Strategies
  • Being a vocal supporter of entrepreneurial effort
  • Instilling a “can do” attitude


In addition, Gladstone provides full service client consultation and representation in the creation and maturation of  general and intellectual property business models.


  • Designed, wrote the text for an lectured in groundbreaking Music Finance course at Loyola University/New Orleans Music Business Degree Program
  • Wrote and published first market area article on Series LLCs
  • Formed first entertainment holding company in market area
  • Established joint venture with Deloitte & Touche for client tax services
  • Engineered first investment banking / law firm / entrepreneur relationship
  • Founded strategic partnership with investment banking firm for angel fund