That’s a pretty common question for startups.
Just to preface, I’ve had success starting 2 businesses in law school along with spending A LOT of time navigating the legal hurdles through different stages of the companies (incorporating, stock options, employee contracts, IP, etc…)
Currently I’m helping dozens of startups get their legal stuff done withWe curate top startup lawyers from major cities and make them easily accessible to folks like you.
Now that we have the credibility part out of the way, let’s dig in.
Finding the “best” lawyer is incredibly subjective and really depends on your particular situation. A great startup lawyer is one who has an eclectic background to provides the insight necessary to understand the everyday stressors that typical startups face. He/She is an attorney who understands that risk can never be eliminated, but rather can be managed from a cost-effective perspective.
They must be committed to understanding your business inside and out and learning the founders personalities and strategies. But most importantly they must be committed to being available when needed.
Lastly, trust your instincts. Input from friends and family are great but sometimes can be unreliable. Your own opinion matters a lot. While expertise and years of experience are important, if you don’t feel comfortable with person, or can’t envision yourself having confidential conversations with them, then you should probably pass.
Hope that helps! Please don’t hesitate to reach out if I can personally help out in any way 🙂