Who are the best startup lawyers in NYC for reviewing an employment/equity contract for a founding member of a startup?

LawTrades, an interactive platform to help startups get legal stuff done, facilitates those kinds of transactions regularly. We find startup lawyers from the country’s most competitive law schools with a diverse set of experiences (handling public offerings, advised multi-million dollar startups etc…) and pair them up with promising startups. This ensures you always get the most talented lawyers working on your project so you can focus on your business, and not waste time shopping around for the “best” lawyer out there.

But aside from our resource, there are a few things you want to think about before selecting a startup employment lawyer. Here are few considerations:

  1. Experience: Obviously you want someone who has been involved in your respective industry and has helped clients like yourself in the past. The best way to be confident in hiring a lawyer is to know that your legal work is familiar territory.
  2. Business Minded: The tech startup industry can be a difficult place to survive, so you want someone who can give you sound legal and business advice. Having a lawyer who can keep your business interests in mind while giving you advice and guidance can make all the difference in the success of your business. In your particular circumstance, this will require a lawyer who is well-versed and knowledgeable in the tech industry.
  3. Professional Chemistry: Most likely you will have to develop a close working relationship with the attorney you hire. So you want to be positive that you actually enjoy working with this person and feel comfortable and certain that they will do everything possible to help your company succeed.

Overall, I am certain that you should have no trouble finding an amazing lawyer. My best advice for you is not to settle until you know you have found the best possible legal services at the lowest possible price. In the early stages of a startup, you are always trying to limit overhead and maximize capital, so your legal fees must be worth it.

Trust me, I completely understand how difficult and important this process is for a startup. I have founded two separate tech startups, and my lawyer has been one of the most important additions to helping them succeed.

I hope this helpful. If there is anything else I can do to help out, please don’t hesitate to ask or visit LawTrades. I am always eager to help out a fellow startup! Best of luck!