Posts Tagged ‘law’

What law firm do you recommend for a startup?

QUESTION:

One of our founders asked the question, “We’re starting our search for a law firm. Do you have anyone you’d recommend? We’re looking for someone with investor contacts in our industry and someone with whom we can defer payment.”

ANSWER:

Naomi Kokubo

Naomi Kokubo

by Naomi Kokubo cofounder of Founders Space

Can you recommend a good place to go to find online legal documents for setting up my company?

QUESTION:

I’m a first-time Silicon Valley entrepreneur.  Can you recommend a good place to go to find online legal documents for setting up my company?

ANSWER:

Naomi Kokubo

Naomi Kokubo

by Naomi Kokubo, Cofounder of Founders Space

Orrick’s startup toolkit helps with company formation and is a good place to start. It doesn’t replace having a good attorney, but it should give you an idea of what’s involved in setting up typical Silicon Valley startup.

Is there a way to contract out of corporate law?

QUESTION:

One of our founders asked, “During a negotiation, when I said I do not want to be responsible for any liability that I’m not aware of, I was told by a lawyer from the other side of the table that I cannot contract out of corporate law and I must bear the burden no matter what.  But don’t companies often sign indemnification agreements with their officers and directors, promising to protect them from any liabilities?”

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