Providing Customized Solutions to Startups and Their Founders to Create Sustainable Growth, Helping Ensure A Successful Exit or IPO.
Providing Strategies to Startups & Their Founders
Starting a new business is exhilarating, but it's also a journey laden with legal complexities that can't be ignored. As founders or entrepreneurs, your focus should ideally be on refining your product, reaching customers, and scaling your operations. However, the legal aspects of running a startup can't be underestimated. Here's why having a startup lawyer is crucial:
Tailored Legal Strategies and Solutions
Every startup is unique. Cookie-cutter legal advice doesn't cut it. Our attorneys take the time to understand your business model, goals, and challenges, tailoring legal strategies that align with your specific needs.
Choosing the Proper Business Entity
Choosing the right business structure (LLC, corporation, partnership, etc.) is pivotal. A startup lawyer can help you select the most advantageous structure for your business while considering liability protection, tax implications, and future growth.
Ensure You Intellectual Property is Protected
Your ideas and innovations are the backbone of your startup's success. Our attorneys can assist in patent, trademark, and copyright matters to safeguard your intellectual property.
Properly Onboarding Employees or Contractors
Hiring the right team is vital for startup success. Our lawyers can assist in drafting employment contracts, independent contractor agreements, and employee handbooks, ensuring legal compliance and a smooth onboarding process.
Game Planning for Capital Raising
Securing funding is a critical milestone for startups. Our attorneys can guide you through equity financing, venture debt, convertible notes, and more, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements and safeguarding your equity.
Startups operate in a heavily regulated environment. Staying compliant with industry-specific regulations is essential to avoid costly setbacks. Our legal team keeps you on the right side of the law.
Startups are no stranger to uncertainties. Having a startup lawyer onboard helps identify potential legal risks and develop strategies to mitigate them, enhancing your business's resilience.
Beyond immediate legal needs, a startup lawyer becomes a trusted partner in your growth journey. As your business evolves, we'll be there to provide ongoing legal counsel and adapt strategies accordingly.
List of Services for Emerging Companies
Offering Assistance on the Following:
Business Entity Formation
Limited Liability Companies
Capitalization Strategy and Cap Table Management
Equity Financing and Venture Debt Financing
Private Placement Memorandums
Term Sheet Drafting and Negotiation
NVCA Financing Documents
Convertible Notes / Simple Agreement for Future Equity (SAFE)
Compliance with state "blue sky" laws
Employment and independent contractor agreements