Start-Ups

One of the statements we often hear from start-ups is, “I don’t know what I don’t know.” Frequent questions include:

  1. Type of organization/business – What kind of entity (sole proprietor, LLC, etc.) makes sense for my business model? If I organize my business in one state, what do I need to do in order to do business in another?
  2. Employment matters — If I hire additional staff, should they be independent contractors or employees? What is the benefit of doing one over the other? What are my federal and state reporting and withholding responsibilities?
  3. Trademarks & Copyrights – Do I need to register my trademark or logo? Who owns my content and code? Are copyright registrations necessary?
  4. Contract review – I used Google for all of my contracts. That’s okay right? Are there any pitfalls to using form contracts?

We know each situation is unique and commit to helping find solutions that fit your business and your pace. Lane & Waterman helps start-ups analyze business and legal risks to ensure they are able to move forward and do what they do best: run their business like pros. Working with an attorney should extend your knowledge, not serve as a substitute for it.