Startup

Right-sized legal counsel for every stage of growth

Formation

Formation

  • Incorporation
  • Equity distribution
  • Contract templates and form documents
  • Seed/Venture financing

Early Stage

Early Stage

  • Vendor contracts
  • Customer/partner deals
  • Privacy and data protection
  • Regulatory compliance

Emerging Growth

Emerging Growth

  • HR support
  • Supply chain and operations
  • Litigation management
  • IPO-readiness
  • M&A

Effective counsel

One of our favorite examples of brilliant technology is the lightbulb. The lightbulb does what it does and then gets out of your way, enabling you to do what you need to do. As soon as you turn on a lightbulb you forget about it.

Effective legal counsel should work the same way.

 

Clearing sand from the gears

Our goal is to help you build your business by doing what we do and then getting out of your way. Legal issues can be frustrating stumbling blocks for startups–from incorporating and distributing founders’ equity to negotiating contracts with large customers or partners to navigating regulatory requirements and dealing with patent trolls. We help you clear sand from the gears so you can get back to work.

Doing this effectively means contextualizing legal risk relative to all the other risks your business is facing. With any legal issue there are some things you should care about and a lot you really shouldn’t. Where other lawyers can get wrapped around the axle, we cut to the chase and help you make intelligent decisions in light of the risks you’re facing and the opportunities in front of you.

Product-specific approach

It also means taking a very product-specific approach. Law firms tend to package up their advice in a way that ‘works’ for just about any company in just about any industry. We roll up our sleeves and really get to know your products so we can tailor our counsel to what actually matters. That way we’re all speaking the same language.

But the greatest legal advice in the world doesn’t do you much good if you don’t pick up the phone or send the email for fear of being gouged. Our billing rates and flexible arrangements are designed to take the pain out of getting your lawyer involved.