When you're going it alone, it helps to have someone to talk to.
Explore your business plan and strategy in light of the technical (website), marketing, and legal considerations.
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Start with a lawyer, not a lawsuit.
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Avoid costly omissions with the right information.
What business entity is right for you? Sole proprietorship, LLC, corporation? Get the answers early so you can get on with your own business.
Regardless of your business type, making money usually involves some form of contract engagement. Get paid with clear expectations for all.
Make sure your assets are protected and that your brand will not be impacted by costly cease and desist letters or lawsuits.
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Why Dev Counsel?
Start now while planning for later.
Many businesses forgo legal advice when starting up because they think it's too expensive, or they have too many other tasks they need to handle first. Whether you like it or not, however, the law is involved in just about everything a business does, and failing to plan for it can prove costly down the road.
Dev Counsel will help you recognize and understand the legal implications involved in your business. Whether you use legal services or not is on you, but you should at least be prepared.
Business Entity Formation
Business entity formation
Business name search
Business licenses and permits
Website documents (privacy & terms)
Employee agreements & NDAs
Lease and purchase agreements
Federal trademark registration
Federal copyright registration
Patents and invention assignments
Employee agreements and handbooks
Internal company policies and procedures
Employee assignment agreements
Frequently asked questions
Is Dev Counsel a law firm?
No. Dev Counsel is not a law firm. We have an attorney who can provide legal information, but any specific legal advice or services will only come from a law firm under a specific engagement agreement.
I'm not in California, can Noli IP Solutions PC still provide me legal services?
Certain legal services, such as business formation, are based on state law, so Noli IP can only provide services based on California law.
What legal services are particularly necessary for a startup?
Legal considerations vary based on the type of business, market, location, etc, but Startups generally need to consider their business entity and name first. Even if you do not plan to incorporate or get a trademark, there are certain consideratons that should be taken into account and planned for from the beginning.