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Legal Checklist for Startups and Founders
Whether a first time startup, repeat founder onto the next venture or an operational business trying to get your “legal house” in order, a simple legal checklist is always helpful. There are lots of samples available, but here is a practical one that can help guide you, and your lawyer, as you begin and hopefully […]Read More
Founders’ Friday: Key IP Considerations for Buyers in M&A Transactions
In M&A transactions, buyers often assume that intellectual property (IP) rights will automatically transfer with the purchase or that any existing issues relating to the IP assets to be acquired can be cured by general representations and warranties. While getting strong representations and warranties covering IP is useful (and recommended), relying on remedies for breaches […]Read More
Founders: Are Machines (AI) Legally Safer for Your Business Than Humans?
A natural part of keeping a business competitive is investigating new technologies. Amazingly, current technology includes artificial intelligence (AI), that has the ability to learn and change its responses as it gathers data over time. Currently AI is capable of serving as a virtual assistant, managing and organizing stock rooms, proofreading and editing documents, and […]Read More
Founders’ Friday: The Emerging Legal Marijuana Industry
So you want to get in on the emerging marijuana industry? Despite the fact that 29 states currently allow the cultivation, sale and distribution of marijuana for medical purposes and legal recreational use in 8 other states and the District of Columbia, there remains significant barriers into the entry of this industry given that it […]Read More
Founders’ Friday: Key Considerations for Startups When Negotiating Your Commercial Lease
For any company, negotiating a commercial lease on the tenant side is a complex process. For startup companies, however, there are certain issues that will be of greater importance than for the typical commercial tenant. The needs of startup and technology companies can differ significantly from those of larger, more established tenants—in particular, because they […]Read More
Founders’ Friday: Top Things to Know as a Blockchain Founder
Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Smart Contracts…all of these surely make the ears of eager founders perk up. Rightfully so, as Blockchain Technology has been considered the next big thing, destined to revolutionize the Internet and how transactions occur. Opportunities abound, including in stock market trades or other financial transactions, including lending, land registry, smart contracts, […]Read More
Founders’ Friday: Top Things to Know as a SaaS Founder
The definition of a founder is “one that founds or establishes.” Extrapolating from there, a SaaS founder is one that founds or establishes a software delivery model in which software is provided on a subscription basis and centrally hosted. In simpler terms, it is any founder running a business that involves software as a service […]Read More
Founders’ Friday: How to Prioritize Legal Spend
As you launch your start-up, there are so many things competing for your limited dollars. Whether it is marketing and advertising (e.g. Facebook Ads), website design (including mobile), product development or employee/independent contractor costs, every penny counts. So how are you supposed to set your legal budget and prioritize your legal spend? This is particularly […]Read More
Founders’ Friday: You’ve exited, time for some Fun(d)!
Congratulations! You successfully exited your startup. You are loaded with cash (hopefully) and already contemplating the next venture to sink your teeth into. You’ve likely asked yourself, what should I do now? Retire to a beach and live the rest of your life drinking coconut water out of actual coconuts and having fun? No, you […]Read More
Founders’ Friday: Is my Business Legal?
Is my business legal? This is a question I get all of the time, both at the idea/infancy stage of a business as well as later on as a business iterates over time by offering new products or services. So, let me give you the quick answer: It Depends. No, that is not a cop […]Read More