Start-Up Legal Matters.                              startupballoon


Our lawyers have significant expertise in assisting entrepreneurs to establish and grow their businesses. From formation to financing, intellectual property to data privacy, and everything in-between, our lawyers regularly work with clients to best position their new businesses for future success. From our experience, we know that many start-ups need hands-on direction from legal counsel, while at the same time paying careful attention to company legal budgets. To match our experience with start-up company needs, we developed the GableGotwals Startup Package. This Package offers startup companies access to premier legal resources and experience within a defined cost structure.

Incorporation, Organization and
Qualification Matters

  • Reservation of corporate name
  • Preparation and filing of standard Certificate of
    Incorporation or Certificate of Formation
  • Preparation of standard Bylaws or Operating
  • Preparation of standard Organizational Consent,
    which may include the following organization and
    corporate governance matters:
  • Ratify actions of Incorporator
  • Approval of organization expenses
  • Adoption of Bylaws or Operating Agreement
  • Authorization of principal office, foreign
    qualification, fiscal year and Employer
    Identification Number
  • Designation of the size of the board of directors
    and election of officers, if any
  • Designation of management powers
  • Approval of minutes books, corporate seal and
    stock certificates
  • Authorization to open bank accounts
  • Preparation and filing of Form SS-4 Application
    for Employer Identification Number
  • Preparation and filing of standard qualification to
    do business as a foreign corporation in the state
    in which the company is located (if applicable)
  • Preparation and organization of corporate records
    and minute book

Employment and Consulting Matters

  • Preparation of form of standard at-will
    Employment Agreement
  • Preparation of form of standard Consulting /
    Independent Contractor Agreement


Intellectual Property Matters

  • Preparation of form of standard Unilateral
    Nondisclosure Agreement
  • Preparation of form of standard Mutual
    Nondisclosure Agreement
  • Preparation of standard Assignment of intellectual
    property from Founders to the company
  • Preparation of memorandum regarding trademark
    matters for new companies



  • One hour of advice on corporate incorporation,
    organization and qualification matters
  • One hour of advice on employment matters
  • One hour of advice on protecting intellectual
  • One hour of advice on data privacy and cybersecurity

Our Start-up Package offers these services to our clients for a fixed fee. Any filing fees are additionally paid by the client at cost. Our Start-up Package allows for customization of industry-standard documents to meet the specific legal needs of most start-up companies. If your legal needs significantly deviate from the standard needs of start-up companies, the Package may not be right for you, and an hourly-fee arrangement may be more appropriate. Our lawyers will discuss with you your company and future goals to assist in determining which services best fit your needs.

For more information about the GableGotwals Startup Package, please contact your trusted GableGotwals advisor, or e-mail us at:


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