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PIB Law’s Startup Group is sensitive to the unique issues facing startup companies and entrepreneurs in the United States. Part of the reason is because we are a startup law firm ourselves with strong entrepreneurial roots.
We think of a startup as a business with a great idea, a small beginning, huge potential, and very unique legal issues. Startups must address their most important legal issues at a time when funds are tight. Startups need experienced startup lawyers. That’s where we can help.
We will help you examine and evaluate your business model, structure your company for growth, protect your intellectual property, implement incentives for your employees and raise capital. And we will do it efficiently, helping you to predict and control your costs.
PIB Law provides tailored corporate counsel services for startup companies and entrepreneurs, determining how best to efficiently meet the company’s corporate and IP goals, and advising on litigation issues as they arise while being cost conscious.
We can also support and coordinate with a startup company’s in-house, outside and/or foreign counsel efficiently and cost effectively.
Our experienced lawyers advise startup companies on a wide range of issues, including:
- Corporate formation
- Entity and management structure
- Corporate governance – buy/sell agreements, operating agreements, shareholder agreements
- Employment and management contracts –employee covenant agreements, compensation agreements
- Intellectual property – non-disclosure agreements (NDA), license agreements and establishing and enforcing trademarks and copyrights
- Lawsuits – disputes, breaches of contract and disputes among owners
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Federal, state and local tax issues – occupancy certificates, sales and use tax registration, tax structure
- Real estate – commercial leases, purchase agreements, zoning compliance
- Regulatory compliance – state filings and reporting, disclosures, Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), licensing
- Seed financing and capital raising — from conventional or SBA loans to private equity financing for startup, expansion or recapitalization
- Technology issues – software development, licensing agreements, data privacy and cybersecurity, SaaS
- Advertising and marketing law