STARTUP BUSINESS

Many of our clients are startups or emerging-growth companies and thus cannot afford to employ inhouse legal staff to handle their general corporate matters.  Accordingly, they will retain us to act as their “outsourced inhouse counsel.”  This arrangement has three principal benefits: (i) we develop an in-depth familiarity with our clients’ business, culture and legal needs; (ii) we maintain a long-term relationship, which facilitates efficiency of service (with no additional employee headcount); and (iii) we become an integral part of our clients’ management team.  The specific general corporate services we provide include:

• Formation of entities, including corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships and business trusts (and preparation of related documentation)

• Founders’ Agreements, Shareholders’ Agreements, Partnership Agreements, Limited Liability Company Operating Agreements and Buy/Sell Agreements

• Employment and Consulting Agreements

• Confidentiality and Inventions Assignment Agreements

• Commercial Contracts negotiation and drafting, including partnering agreements, services agreements, vendor/supplier agreements and OEM agreements

• Structuring of equity ownership, including vesting issues

• Corporate governance, Board of Director matters and voting agreements

• Equity and non-equity based incentive compensation and option plans

• Bank documents and agreements

• Dissolutions and liquidations