Startup Company Toolkit

Resources to assist startup companies and the attorneys representing them with the array of legal issues facing new business ventures, including entity formation, capital raising, corporate governance and housekeeping, shareholder relations, real estate and insurance issues, acquiring and protecting intellectual property, data privacy, software and information technology issues, commercial transactions, liquidity events, workplace and labor issues with employees, contractors, and service providers, and employee compensation and benefits.

Practical Law

Startup companies face unique challenges in the business world. With the founders often focused on capital raising, product development, and marketing, the legal requirements that come with running a business and becoming an employer are not always prioritized. However, a failure to address these issues could result in significant liability for the company and its founders, halting the business in its tracks before it gets out of the starting gate.

Practical Law has compiled this Toolkit of resources from its various services and practice areas to identify some of the key considerations for startups and growing businesses. These resources help startup business owners and the counsel advising them to navigate the legal complexities of the startup world. They address key issues such as:

For checklists that provide general guidance on key issues to consider when starting a new business and some common legal mistakes to avoid, see Setting Up a New Business Checklist ( www.practicallaw.com/3-581-0705) and Startup Companies: Avoiding Key Legal Mistakes Checklist ( www.practicallaw.com/w-000-7393) .

For access to Practical Law’s Startup Essentials Webinar Series featuring top startup law practitioners, available on-demand with free registration, see:

 

Entity Formation

Practice Notes

Standard Documents

Checklists

 

Capital Raising and Financing

Practice Notes

Standard Documents and Clauses

Checklists

 

Governance, Shareholder Relations, and Corporate Housekeeping

Practice Notes

Standard Documents and Clauses

Checklists

State Law Q&As

 

Employees, Service Providers, and Workplace Issues

(See also Employee Benefits and Compensation and Company Policies: Employment and Human Resources.)

Practice Notes

Standard Documents and Clauses

Checklists

State Law Q&As

 

Employee Benefits and Compensation

(See also Employees, Service Providers, and Workplace Issues.)

Practice Notes

Standard Documents and Clauses

Checklists

 

Intellectual Property and Technology

Intellectual Property (General)

Practice Notes

Standard Documents

Acquiring Intellectual Property Rights

Practice Notes

Standard Documents

Checklists

Software and Information Technology (IT)

Practice Notes

Standard Documents and Clauses

Checklists

 

Commercial Transactions

Practice Notes

Standard Documents

Checklists

 

Real Estate and Leasing

Practice Notes

Standard Documents

Checklists

 

Insurance

Practice Notes

 

Liquidity Events

Practice Notes

Standard Documents

Checklists

 

Managing and Resolving Disputes

Practice Notes

Standard Documents

Checklists

State Law Q&As

 

Dissolution and Winding-Up

Practice Notes

Standard Documents

Checklists

 

Company Policies

Corporate Governance

Employment and Human Resources

Intellectual Property Protection

Information Technology (IT)

Legal and Regulatory Compliance

 
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