As startup business lawyers in New York, we love innovations and entrepreneurship. As a mentor to startups, we work with seed- and early-stage companies and startups, helping them refine business, financing and technology strategies to help enable rapid growth. We also advise startups in an advisory board member capacity. Craig’s background is rooted in over a dozen years of applications and technology development and management consulting before his life as a lawyer, so he understands the business realities of starting a business — from identifying revenue sources to building a self-sustaining and scalable business startup. Craig’s understanding of the intricacies of a technology and startup businesses sets him apart from most other white-shoe lawyers.
The firm has advised over a hundred startups and entrepreneurs to form and grow their businesses. For instance, choosing the right legal entity to protecting intellectual property; securing investment capital; creating and negotiating agreements with employees, vendors and customers; and simply counseling on day-to-day business related legal issues that arise in start-up companies.
We offer start-ups in their first year a comprehensive legal start-up package for the formation of a new Delaware or New York corporation to help posture a startup for a venture capital investment. The startup package includes: documents for formation, capitalization of the company, employment and consulting agreements, intellectual property agreements (mutual and unilateral nondisclosure agreements), plus a bucket of hours of advice and consultation and/or document review and negotiation on matters of your choice (which may include topics such as employment, real estate (office or store leases), intellectual property, venture capital and/or angel investor term sheets, private placement memorandums (PPMs), fund raising, & business plans; and negotiating, reviewing, drafting, and execution of other business or personal related agreements).
If you are launching a startup, consider our Fixed Fee Legal Startup Package for Starups.