Co-Found or Go It Alone?

The issue of whether you should launch your startup alone or with a co-founder comes up from time-to-time, most recently by Kevin Dick and David Lambert of Right Side Capital, the seed investment fund based in San Francisco.  At a reception held during their visit to...

Corporation or LLC?

No matter how many times this issue has been discussed, this topic is one of the most frequently asked about. In this post, we discuss why this topic keeps coming up with every new crop of entrepreneurs and some questions to consider in making your decision about where to form and what entity to select.

How to Avoid Mistakes in Forming Your Startup

Thanks to the internet, forming a new company is now quick and easy. Perhaps too easy. As a result, many fail to fully form their new venture resulting in costly clean up down the line. In this article we discuss the key steps in building a solid legal foundation for your new company and the costly mistakes to avoid.

How to File an 83(b) Election

Founders of startups typically purchase stock in their startup pursuant to a restricted stock purchase agreement, or RSPA.  The “restricted” portion of the stock purchase agreement refers to a vesting schedule that gives the company the right to repurchase...

Lean Law Strategies for Startups

When launching a new startup, everyone expects that there will be some legal paperwork that needs to be completed in order to form a new entity and that these document drafting services will consume much of your early stage legal budget.  The questions though are what...