The Venture Lawyer has years of experience working with early-stage businesses and start-ups in many industries. We understand the complexities that can leave even the savviest new business owners feeling uncertain. We can be a key part of your team, helping you make decisions regarding entity selection, trademark and copyright matters, licensing agreements, contract negotiation, or any other potential legal issues that a start-up could come across.
Legal help will continue to be vital as your start-up grows and matures. The following are some of the matters and decisions you can possibly encounter as your business moves through its life cycle.
Entity selection: Determining benefits and drawbacks of entity types for all business stages, including equity incentive plans
Raising capital: Sourcing financing, whether from known individuals such as friends or family, angel investors, venture capitalists, convertible note offerings, etc.
Real estate and leasing: Negotiating leases or purchase agreements for real estate
Intellectual property: Trademarks, patents, and copyrights are commonly needed to secure and protect brand property
General counsel: Daily legal needs that arise in a business
Labor: Procedures involved with employee acquisition, confidentiality, and non-compete agreements
Manufacturing: Establishment and documentation of relationships with manufacturers
Marketing: All types of agreements with outside marketers, including influencers and collaborators
Distribution: Establishment and documentation of relationships with distributors and retailers
Financing: Highly variable needs that could include lines of credit, convertible note offerings, SAFE notes, secured debt, and more
Intellectual Property: Applying for trademarks to protect brand value
Mergers and Acquisitions: Selling an entire business or spinning off a division
Asset Sales: Sale of total or partial assets of a company
The Venture Lawyer can advise, counsel, and assist with all of the above-referenced matters. We strive to guide others on the path to success in their organizations. Please call us today to see how we can help your business.
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