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The startups and small businesses collection provides everything you need, in one place with Practical Law, to advise startups and small businesses. Whether you currently serve startups and small businesses or are seeking to grow your practice by serving them, you can do so confidently with this expertly-curated collection.
Who can benefit?
Any attorney who either currently works with or desires to start working with startups and small businesses. These attorneys include those working in: large, mid-size, and small law firms, as well as solo practitioners and CLOs or GCs of startups or small businesses.
The legal concerns of startups and small businesses run the gamut of issues, across many practice areas. The startups and small businesses collection gives you a roadmap with the latest information and documentation, so you have the right tools at the right time, in sync with the lifecycle of your client.
- The topics include everything you need to advise a startup or small business, all in one place.
- The Startup Company Toolkit is a collection of Practical Law resources on specific topics relevant to startups and small businesses.
- What’s Market provides you with summaries, analysis and custom reports covering a range of transactions.
Topics & sample resources
Starting a new business
Forming the entity
Intellectual property matters
Hiring early employees and engaging independent contractors
Obtaining foreign qualifications, d/b/a and operational licenses and permits
Contracting with suppliers, distributors, and customers
Setting up a website
Obtaining insurance coverage
Financing a business
Down rounds and restructurings
Strategic investments and joint ventures
Managing relationships with equity holders
LLC Operating Agreements
Corporate governance, company policies, compliance, and housekeeping
Drafting and implementing company policies
Labor and employment compliance
Privacy and data security compliance
Employee benefits compliance
Managing relationships with employees and other service providers
Recruiting and hiring employees
Compensating executives and employees
Managing the employment relationship
Disciplining and firing employees
Handling employee claims and complaints
Using non-employee service providers
Managing commercial relationships
Contracting with suppliers, vendors and customers
Intellectual property licensing and acquisitions
Using consultants and other independent contractors
Advertising, promotions and labeling
Software, IT, and Cloud
Internet and new media
Joint ventures and strategic alliances
Insurance claims and coverage
Leasing and owning commercial real estate
Leasing commercial real estate
Owning commercial real estate
Avoiding, managing and resolving disputes
Avoiding claims and litigation
Intellectual property claims
Alternative dispute resolution
Closing down a business
Winding-up a company’s affairs
Dissolving an entity