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Startup Lawyer | Attorney for Startups
► Seeking the right Startup attorney?
Axis Legal Counsel Provides Experienced, Reliable, and Cost-Effective Legal Representation of Startups and Businesses
Experienced. Affordable. World Class Talent.
Starting up a business can be an incredibly exciting, rewarding, and profitable venture — but every startup needs good legal advice to build a solid foundation. Axis represents startups of all sizes and industries and has counseled entrepreneurs and new business owners in California, across the nation, and internationally. If you are in need of legal advice for your new startup, business, or venture, contact Axis for a confidential no-risk and no-charge consultation at firstname.lastname@example.org or (213) 403-0130.
► Who We Represent
Axis represents a wide variety of startup, emerging, pre-seed, seed-stage, and venture-backed startups in numerous types of legal transactional matters and disputes. In the startup industry, there are a number of players that are involved in taking a venture from concept into an established and profitable business:
Directors and Boards
► Types of Startups We Represent
Having experience and industry knowledge of startups and emerging business is crucial for providing reliable legal advice. Our clients come from a range of genres spanning multiple fields and areas. We can assist clients from the following fields and backgrounds, including but not limited to the following:
Mobile app startups
Consumer products products
Digital media startups
Green industries startups
+ numerous others
► Startup Practice Areas
Our startup practice areas range from providing business law and corporate advice/counsel to early-stage companies, as well as assisting with financing and securities, raising capital, and planning exits for startup founders.
Our Startups & Formations practice can assist businesses with a wide variety of common startup tasks:
Startup Formations and Governance
Axis represents new business with startup tasks. Whether your business consists of a Corporation, S-Corporation, LLC, LLP, LP, general partnership, joint venture, and other business entity, it will face common startup formation and governance matters.
Most startups choose to form in a handful of well-known states, such as California, Delaware, New York, Texas, Wyoming, Nevada, Arizona, and others. We can assist your startup form properly and maintain its corporate health by adhering to the requirements and formalities necessary to remain in good standing with the appropriate governmental agencies.
Articles of Incorporation
Certificate of Good Standing
Certificates of Incorporation
DBA (Sole Proprietorship)
Franchise Board Information
Good Standing Certificates
Incorporator’s Statements & Resolutions
Non-Profit 501(c)(3) Applications
Statement of Information
Tax Informational Sheet
Startup Financings and Investments
We assist startup clients with a wide variety of financing and investment transactions. Whether your startup is pursuing equity issuances, debt-based financings, new investments, acquisitions, incentive-based issuances, or others, we can assist. For startups, the most common type of financing transactions include the following:
Asset Purchase Agreements
Business Loan Agreements
Collateral Assignments & Security Agreements
Equity Incentive Plans
Lock Up Agreements
Memos of Understanding
Restricted Stock Purchase Agreements
Section 83(b) Elections
Stock Incentive Plans
Stock Purchase Agreements
Startup Intellectual Property & Licensing
Axis assists clients with a wide variety of intellectual property and licensing matters, ranging across copyright, trademark, trade secret, licensing, confidentiality, and related matters:
Intellectual Property Assignment
Records Retention Policies
Software Licensing Agreements
Web Hosting Agreements
Website Terms & Conditions
HR, Labor & Employment for Startups
Axis assists clients with numerous labor law, wage/hour, HR, and employee/employment legal matters, specifically including hiring/firing matters, employee and independent contractor agreements, and compliance with wage ordinances, and local rules. For startups, these issues commonly involve the following:
Labor Law Compliance
Wage & Hour Compliance
Executive Employee Agreements
Employee IP Assignment
Employee Stock Options
Employee Separate/Release Agreements
Employee Wage/Hour Informational Sheet
Independent Contractor Agreements
Non-Compete / Non-Solicit Agreements
Sales Rep Agreements
Startup Contracts and Transactions
Axis can assist clients with a wide variety of business agreements and transactions with business partners, including but not limited to the following:
App development Agreemeents
Professional Services Agreements
Purchase Order Agreements
U.S. Distribution Agreements
Website development Agreements
Axis regularly assists clients with real estate matters, including commercial leases, subleasing, landlord relations, property/casualty claims, and similar matters. For most business clients, the most common legal issues include the following:
Landlord-commercial tenant matters
Commercial lease litigation
Mergers, Acquisitions, and Exits
Axis can also assist your startup with exit strategies, including mergers & acquisitions, business sales, asset purchases, and similar types of exits. For startups, the most common type of exists and exit-type transactions include the following activities:
Founder compenesation packages
Business exit strategies
Buy-outs and restructurings
Mergers & Acquisitions
Investment banking legal services
Due diligence investigations and reviews
► Our Billing Philosophy and Fees
We have a wide variety of billing arrangements that are flexible for businesses of all sizes and types. On many occasions, we provide legal services to business clients on a flat fee, or budgeted basis, by which the overall legal expenses are capped for purposes of the task or project being performed. It is generally a very straightforward process, and many clients are pleased to learn how affordable it can be to obtain reliable legal advice for their business matter.
We also use traditional legal billing structures, such as hourly services, as well as hybrid billing arrangements for clients whose billing needs are more specific. Our billing practices reflect the philosophy of providing value-added services for clients, in a cost-effective, affordable, and reliable manner. Most businesses generally cannot afford the high legal fees of large law firms, which can feel overwhelming, especially when there are multiple timekeepers assigned to a file all doing what appears to be the same or similar tasks. Our billing philosophy specifically is designed to avoid the types of billing practices that frustrate business clients the most.
► Getting Legal Help
If you need experienced legal counsel in connection with representation with a startup or startup formations, or a startup lawyer , please contact us for legal assistance today. Call today for free consultation, and in as little as 15 minutes, you could have peace of mind with respect to the handling of your legal matter. Call us today at (213) 403-0130 or email@example.com .
► Read our Business FAQs
Our FAQs answer the most common issues faced by startups and businesses.
We have an extensive FAQ Library that covers the most common questions we get from businesses, as well as FAQs on recent changes in law affecting businesses .
Our talented legal counsel has been quoted in a number of press outlets, including the following:
►Our Awards and Accolades
Our talented legal counsel has consistently been recognized for excellence in legal services, and has been rated or ranked by Avvo, SuperLawyers, Euromoney’s Definitive Guide to Leading Litigation Lawyers & Law Firms, Los Angeles Magazine, and others.
Superlawyers – Rising Stars (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020) – Top 2.5% of Attorneys in the State