Startups

Don’t Make This Common Mistake When Signing Contracts

Among the benefits of operating your startup or freelance business as a Limited Liability Company or Corporation is the limited liability for the company's owners. Limited liability means the company's owners will not be personally liable for the debts, obligations, and liabilities of the company. As a result, even if your company loses a lawsuit, your [...]

By | 2017-03-09T13:44:03+00:00 September 19th, 2016|Contracts, Freelancers, Small Business, Startups|

Hiring an Attorney 101

There are more than 1.3 million attorneys in America and 40,000 new law school graduates each year. So how do you pick the right one for you? In this post we’ll help you identify how to choose the right attorney for you, how attorneys charge for their services, and share our “right attorney at the [...]

By | 2017-03-09T13:44:04+00:00 September 16th, 2016|Freelancers, Opinion, Small Business, Startups|

Intellectual Property 101 – Copyrights, Trademarks, Trade Secrets & Patents

Intellectual property is among the most valuable assets for many businesses today, especially for startups. That's why it is important that you understand the basic elements of IP law. In this post, we'll explain the four main types of intellectual property and what you should know about each. Copyright When you create works such as art, music, [...]

By | 2017-09-28T15:26:49+00:00 September 15th, 2016|Freelancers, Intellectual Property, Small Business, Startups|

Contract Law 101 – What is a “Contract”?

"Don't talk to me about contracts, Wonka, I use them myself. They're strictly for suckers." - Sam Beauregarde Sorry Sam, you're wrong. Contracts are very beneficial to businesses of all sizes. When you negotiate a contract, it forces you to think through your deal more thoroughly. Further, if a dispute arises, they can help the parties identify [...]

By | 2017-03-09T13:44:04+00:00 September 14th, 2016|Contracts, Freelancers, Small Business, Startups|

Startup Law 101 – Five Issues Entrepreneurs Should Know

To succeed as an entrepreneur, you have to find ways to maintain legal compliance and use the law to protect your business, all while finding ways to navigate through the law without letting it become a distraction. Here are five startup law topics that you need to know about, at least at a high level. 1. Business Types & Formation There are [...]

By | 2017-03-09T13:44:05+00:00 September 12th, 2016|Startups|

What the smartest people do on the weekends is what everyone else will do during the week in ten years

Chris Dixon, a partner at a16z, has an awesome blog. I read it regularly and recently came across a post he wrote back in 2013 that I love. In short, the title says it all. While most businesses are concerned about profits (and with good reason, :)) smart people with interesting hobbies are creating the tools [...]

By | 2017-03-09T13:44:08+00:00 February 6th, 2015|Good Reads (Books/Blogs/Articles), Legal Tech, Opinion, Startups|