Like many private companies in Silicon Valley, mobile software maker Good Technology was looking toward a “public exit” long before it actually happened.

The company’s leaders didn’t initially know whether the exit would come in the form of an initial public offering or an acquisition, but they took an extra step to prepare that some companies don’t take. They hired Ginny Coles, who previously worked as assistant general counsel at Intuit, and a paralegal to handle most of the preparation on-site.