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Start-ups and Early Stage Companies

You envision growth—are you prepared for it?

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.

Business start up and idea

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
  • Website: Procedures and documentation for a professional website, including e-commerce, privacy policies, terms of use, and building a digital presence
  • 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.

(323) 300-4184.