Business Development

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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Legal Consulting

Start with a lawyer, not a lawsuit.

Legal advice doesn't have to be expensive.


choose your business stage

Start Smarter

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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Other Services


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.

Some Specifics

Business Entity Formation

Business entity formation

Business name search

Operating agreements

Business licenses and permits

Contract Drafting

Website documents (privacy & terms)

Employee agreements & NDAs

Commercial contracts

Lease and purchase agreements

Brand Protection

Federal trademark registration

Federal copyright registration

Patents and invention assignments

Licensing agreements