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5 Reasons Startups Need a Lawyer from Day 1

5 Reasons Startups Need a Lawyer from Day 1

June 29, 2018 at 11:10 AM - Legal Services,

Starting your own business can be a mammoth undertaking, especially when it comes to managing expenses while working (often tirelessly) to build momentum, and eventually, a revenue stream. Many new business owners grapple with the right time to hire an attorney. Although the thought of engaging an attorney from Day 1 may seem cost-prohibitive, it is a smart business decision even for the smallest companies. Of course, you’ll want a lawyer who is fairly-priced and efficient, and who has experience working with startups.

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In-House Counsel: Tackling the Toughest Deals

In-House Counsel: Tackling the Toughest Deals

September 21, 2016 at 12:03 PM - Legal Services,

As most seasoned lawyers can attest, the toughest deals usually come with the tightest deadlines and a level of complexity that prevents the use of a templated agreement. Although protecting the client’s interests is always the most important priority, what good is that goal if you can’t get the deal done? In this blog series, we will offer 4 tried-and-true steps for getting tough deals done both skillfully and quickly. This advice will be shared over 4 separate posts, starting with the necessary step of preparing yourself. 

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Leverage the Benefits of On-Demand General Counsel for Your Business

Leverage the Benefits of On-Demand General Counsel for Your Business

December 21, 2015 at 8:22 AM - Legal Services,

Over the past decade or so, there’s been a changing of the guard in the legal services industry. As businesses of all sizes have grown more mindful of the bottom line, traditional legal models are revealing their limitations – both in terms of cost and efficiency – opening the door to innovative solutions designed to meet a growing need.

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Backstopping the CFO

Backstopping the CFO

November 27, 2015 at 8:38 AM - Legal Services,

Being the chief financial officer of a growth-stage company means having a hand in nearly every operational function. In addition to running the finance department, the CFO works with other members of the management team on virtually all of the company’s key activities and decisions. When the company does not have an in-house general counsel, the CFO is typically asked to manage the company’s legal affairs, too.

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