Umar Farooq

Umar Farooq

Startup Legal Counsel

New York
New York
Licensed in
NY, DC
SUNY Buffalo Law School

"Quick turnaround time, gave me a better solution than what I originally asked for!"

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About
When it comes to building a solid legal foundation for your startup, you need an attorney that not only has a deep understanding of the law but is truly behind your idea.

With over 1,000 startups and founders guided and supported, I can put your startup's legal in order. I will ensure that you continue to experience the joy of being a founder and that you are not forced to react on the fly.

You won't overspend on legal fees or worry that costly mistakes will your business to a halt.

To learn more, schedule a free 15-minute introductory call with me.
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"Great clear communicator and listener. Umar understood our needs and met them with professionalism and candor. Will definitely work with him again."


Posted on Jun 29, 2021
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"Umar was great. He and his associate and the work they did eased our minds about intellectual property concerns so we can move forward with a new line of products with much more confidence."


Posted on Mar 24, 2021
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"Umar was extremely helpful and tailored his service and time to my urgent needs. I appreciate his quick response and insight/knowledge on a recent equity offer from a new employer. His advice allowed me to better understand the terms of the offer and decide what and how best to negotiate. Umar's help allowed me to get better protection on my future employment contract and a little extra equity!"

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Posted on Mar 6, 2021
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"So far, so good!"

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Posted on Feb 12, 2021
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"Got it done, good work. Nice guy"

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Posted on Dec 4, 2019
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"I feel really fortunate to have found Umar. He is responsive, very measured and reasonable in his assessments (including when NOT to pursue something) and does careful analytical work. The level of detail seems to be just at the right level. He identifies potholes before I see them, and I trust that I am in good hands when I send him work. I frequently refer Umar to people."

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Work History

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Startup Legal Counsel

Aug 2012 - Present

Subscription-Based Legal Services for Startups.

Aug 2012 - Present

Al Rayan Investment

Head of Legal

Apr 2011 - Aug 2012

Developed and implemented legal strategy for the investment bank. Provided deal support to asset management and financial advisory teams. Implemented various corporate development initiatives, including the successful acquisition of Islamic Bank of Britain (IBB) by Masraf Al Rayan. Developed LMA-conformed Islamic Finance documentation for Masraf Al Rayan’s consumer and SME lending.

Apr 2011 - Aug 2012

Dentons

Associate

Feb 2008 - Mar 2011

Provided corporate and commercial law advice to various US and international clients as part of Dentons international corporate and commercial law practice group.

Feb 2008 - Mar 2011
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