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CONTRACTS

Manage your shares.

A subscription agreement allow you to sell a given number of shares to an investor at a certain price.
Learn of fundraising opportunities 

Save money long term
Helps investigate the other party 

Avg price range

Costs largely depend on the complexity of the project, location, and other details. Speak with our experienced project managers to get an exact price based on your unique project requirements. 
 
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$350 - $900 avg.

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Why get a subscription agreement

There is no universal way to purchase shares of a startup. However, a highly customizable legal document called a subscription agreement is often utilized for this purpose. A subscription agreement, or purchase agreement, is when a business promises to sell a number of shares to an investor at a certain price in exchange for an agreement by the investor to pay that price. This is the most popular method for funding smaller businesses as they typically do not have neither the resources needed to go public nor the criteria that a venture capital (“VC”) firm would require. Investors (called subscribers) and businesses prefer this agreement because it imitates a limited partnership or a silent partner as the individual investor is not expected to provide any additional funding.

This lowers the risk for the investor in exchange for them having no influence in company decisions. For the business, it solidifies any verbal agreement made with the investor such as a percentage of net income or a lump sum payout on a particular date. With any type of funding arrangement, it’s smart to have a subscription agreement lawyer draft or review your subscription agreement to assure its long lasting effectiveness.

The benefits

Learn of fundraising opportunities 

The business agreement lawyers on LawTrades are experienced with fundraising so they can assess if a subscription agreement is indeed the best route for your company.

Helps investigate the other party 

Entering into a subscription agreement requires a thorough vetting of each side to the agreement. An experienced subscription agreement lawyer will help you with this process. 

You’ll save money in the long run 

Hiring a business agreement lawyer for issues involving fundraising is smart as any mess ups with equity can be costly. Equity needs to be coveted and a business contract lawyer will help you do just that. 

How it works

Evaluate.

Our legal team evaluates your business needs and designs a custom solution for your legal strategy.

Deploy.

We deploy the right legal talent to the right projects– both aligned with your company's culture and priorities.

Integrate.

We onboard your lawyers and they start contributing, supported by our senior legal staff.

Iterate.

Expand and contract work based on the fluctuating needs of your business.

How it works

Evaluate.

Our legal team evaluates your business needs and designs a custom solution for your legal strategy.

Deploy.

We deploy the right legal talent to the right projects– both aligned with your company's culture and priorities.

Integrate.

We onboard your lawyers and they start contributing, supported by our senior legal staff.

Iterate.

Expand and contract work based on the fluctuating needs of your business.

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Christian C.

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I found LawTrades through an eNewsletter called The Hustle, right around the time I was filing for some trademarks. I thought it would be a good opportunity to try out this service. It was SO EASY. LawTrades hooked me up with a Trademark Lawyer who was very knowledgeable, and he had GREAT COMMUNICATION skills. I felt like my business was in great hands, and I've already recommended a few colleagues to use LawTrades. I will definitely use them again, the next time I require legal services. Yes!

Azeem K.

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I NEVER post reviews but these guys are on to something. I've used the service a few times and it's awesome. For things that my lawyer would charge me a ton of $ for, I'm able to do at a fraction of the price and manage all of my open items through the system. The lawyers on there are pre-vetted and great to work with, haven't had any issues. They also offer other free resources like contract templates, best practices, etc. I recommend them to my friends when I can.

Eduardo B.

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I was interested in starting my own software consultancy (Beta Reduction) in the United States but since I lived in Mexico I wasn’t sure about the right way for a non-resident of the United States to start a company. Luckily, I found LawTrades which I have used for multiple projects ranging from incorporation to a consultation on how to begin preparing an application for an E-2 visa.

Frequently asked
questions

Can my company use a template found online?
Although there are some templates floating around the Internet, it is highly advised that a subscription agreement lawyer be retained for such a complex and important process.
What kind of businesses typically use a subscription agreement?
Closely-held businesses, private businesses, and startups utilize subscription agreements often.
What terms / provisions are usually in a subscription agreements?
This agreement typically contains the names and details of the parties involves, the number of shares, the price, and the roles and responsibilities of the parties involved.
Must a subscription agreement be registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission?
No, which is one of the advantages for private businesses looking for funding.
How do businesses and subscribers investigate each other before entering into a subscription agreement?
Subscription agreements often require a large amount of detailed information about the investor which helps establish credibility. The subscription agreement essentially serves as a screening process for the investor as it reveals their financial status and history.