You have made the decision to launch your own venture. Do you know where to start with your startup? Name? Website? Trademark? Do you have founders? Employees? Contracts waiting to be reviewed? There are a million decisions to make and a mistake at any point can lead to a fatal flaw. Sounds scary, huh? It does not have to be. The beginning stages of a Startup should be the fun stages. You are the creative. The one with the bright idea. WE - well, we are the ones who stay up late at night working to protect your ASS(ets).
When is the right time to hire a lawyer?
The moment you decide to make your dream a reality. As a new venture, you need to decide on the name, the appropriate entity, the founder's rights, the rights of employees, and the fate of your most important asset - your intellectual property. You need a lawyer from inception through acquisition. There are legal questions at every step of the startup game and rather than billing in 6-minute increments, we bill at rates far below the going rate. Competent legal advice does not have to cost an arm and a leg or even any equity.
Any lawyer can charge you a large hourly fee to answer routine questions and file routine paperwork, but, we were once a startup and remember what it means to be lean. Our mission is simple, to help startups get legal and stay legal from day one.
Assignments of Intellectual Property
Partnerships and Joint Venture Agreements
Independent Contractor and Developer Agreements
Termination and Severance Agreements
Trademark and Copyright Applications
Trademark and Copyright Protection