When you start a company, you want to be surround yourself really smart advisors. So getting the right startup-friendly lawyer on your side from the beginning is a no-brainer.
While I can’t direct you to any specific batch of lawyers without learning more about yourself and your business, here are 3 points, IMO, can be considered attributes to finding the best lawyer out there for your company:
#1: Keep in mind that you hire a person, not a firm. You may retain the most known law firm in the country but every firm out there has some amazing lawyers, good ones, and some that are neither!
#2: Understand your lawyers fee structure. While hourly rates prevail as the most common way lawyers bill, there are some alternatives out there that you can inquire about. Things like fixed, capped, deferred and contingent are sometimes offered to early stage companies. A great startup lawyers should take time understanding your business inside out, and manage your risks always from a cost-benefit perspective to truly help your business grow.
#3: Find the well connected ones. It’s always nice to meet lawyers who are already well rooted in the Cali tech community! They may share the same startup passion you have and provide you with warm introductions to the right investors.
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