Top 5% of Startup Lawyers in Anchorage, Maryland | UpCounsel

Annapolis Startup Attorneys & Lawyers

Steven Stark Startup Lawyer for Annapolis, MD

148 reviews

Seth Wiener Startup Lawyer for Annapolis, MD

359 reviews

Richard Gora Startup Lawyer for Annapolis, MD

128 reviews

Bobby Kouretchian Startup Lawyer for Annapolis, MD

17 reviews

Joseph Schick Startup Lawyer for Annapolis, MD

2 reviews

Robert Dellenbach Startup Lawyer for Annapolis, MD

2 reviews

Brian Meegan Startup Lawyer for Annapolis, MD

Meaghan Zore Startup Lawyer for Annapolis, MD

80 reviews

Tzvi Finman Startup Lawyer for Annapolis, MD

2 reviews

Sergey Mekhtiyev Startup Lawyer for Annapolis, MD

Why use UpCounsel to hire a Annapolis Startup Attorney?

14 years

Average experience

You always get experienced professionals and high caliber work.

3x

Faster

Your work gets done quickly because professionals are always available.

60%

More cost effective

We use technology to cut traditional overhead and save you thousands.

UpCounsel has been talked about in:

Money-Back Guarantee on All of Your Legal Work

Applies to all transactions with verified attorneys on UpCounsel

In the event that you are unsatisfied with the work of an attorney you hired on UpCounsel, just let us know. We’ll take care of it and refund your money up to $5,000 so you can hire another attorney to help you.

Legal Services Offered by Our On-Demand Annapolis Startup Attorneys

On UpCounsel, you can find and connect with top-rated Annapolis startup attorneys & lawyers that provide a range of startup law services for startups and entrepreneurs that are starting a business. Any of the top-rated Annapolis startup lawyers you connect with will be available to help with a variety of your startup law related legal needs on-demand or on an ongoing basis in the city of Annapolis, MD.

From primarily dealing with things like business formation, contracts, leases, equity financing, securities, and intellectual property protection, the Annapolis startup lawyers on UpCounsel can help you with a variety of specialized and general startup law related legal matters. No matter what type of startup law needs you have, you can easily hire an experienced Annapolis startup lawyer on UpCounsel to help you today.

If You Need Ongoing Legal Counsel or Ad-hoc Legal Work – We Can Help!

Improve Your Legal ROI with Affordable Startup Attorneys that service Annapolis, MD.

Want to Connect with Top Annapolis Startup Attorneys & Lawyers?

What Our Customers Have to Say

"UpCounsel gives me access to big-firm lawyers minus the big-firm price tag. I work with several attorneys on the platform and there are never surprises...I always receive quality legal work at competitive rates that larger firms simply cannot match."

Scott Woods
SVP & General Counsel

"Every startup needs to know about UpCounsel. We found great attorneys at great prices and were able to focus our resources on improving our business instead of paying legal bills."

Sean Conway
Co-founder & CEO

"Before UpCounsel it was hard for us to find the right lawyer with the right expertise for our business. UpCounsel solves those problems by being more affordable and helping us find the right lawyer in no time."

Tristan Pollock
Co-founder & COO

Related Articles


DBA California

  • 5 min read

Your company’s reputation is everything. Your choice of a name will be the foundation of your brand and your business relationships. There are many reasons why you might want to start with a clean slate and choose a “doing business as,” commonly called a DBA name, other than your own name or the name you originally registered with the California Secretary of State. Making this important name change can be straightforward but there are several hoops to jump through and many considerations along the way to get there.

Is a DBA California the Same As a Fictitious Name?

Yes. In California, a DBA is sometimes referred to as a “fictitious business name,” or FBN. Even though it is called fictitious, it’s just as real as any other name for a business, whether that name refers to an individual or an organization. However, most DBA’s are utilized by sole proprietorships, especially if the business name is different than that of th

...

Read More

Preferred Stock

  • 4 min read

Preferred stock is a special class of equity that adds debt features. As with common stock, shareholders receive a share of ownership in the company. Preferred stock also receives special rights, including guaranteed dividends that must be paid out before dividends to common shareholders, priority in the event of a liquidation, is listed separately from common stock, and trades at a different price than common stock.

Why Is Preferred Stock Important?

Preferred stock gives you a financing alternative to taking on debt. You generally maintain greater control over your company than if you issue new common shares.

You can also remain flexible for future financing rounds by keeping debt off of your balance sheet and retaining a call option. The call option allows you to reduce your outstanding equity and offer a greate

...

Read More

Carried Interest

  • 5 min read

What Is Carried Interest?

Carried interest, also known as carry, is a share in the profits that general partners receive in compensation for the management of a venture capital fund. These profits can be long-term gains, dividends, short-term gains, or interest and total 20 to 25 percent of the fund's profits. However, general partners aren't required to invest their own money. Instead, these funds are intended as motivation for a general partner that are only available at the sale of the fund.

The best way to picture carried interest is through an example. Imagine you give a friend $100 to put on roulette when they go to Vegas, and they win $200. If you agreed to a 20 percent cut for your friend, you'll pay $20 on the interest. This is how carried interest works.

Another way to visualize carried interest is through anot

...

Read More

Acquisition Process: How to Acquire Other Companies

  • 4 min read

In the business world, companies merge all the time. Today startups are doing the same to expand and change the way they do business. An acquisition involves buying a company and changing it to fit the way you do business. The goal is to create a new company made of the best parts of your business and the proven parts of another.

A startup would buy another business for various reasons. These reasons include access to new technology and access to new markets. Buying a company can mean being able to make new products and having access to new resources or fresh management talent. However, if you handle an acquisition poorly, your business could take on the mistakes of a broken organization and heavy losses.

Here is a step-by-step guide of how a startup acquires another company.

1. Make a Plan

Look at the reasons to buy a company:

...

Read More

Intellectual Property Protection

  • 7 min read

Intellectual Property Protection

Intellectual Property Protection. What entrepreneurs and business owners need to know about the basics of intellectual property law to protect their business IP.

Intellectual Property Protection Explained

Entrepreneurs and business owners need to understand the basics of intellectual property (IP) law to best protect their hard-earned creations and ideas from unfair competition. Intellectual property includes distinctive items that you have created and ones that give you an economic benefit.

Seek professional experience from an intellectual property attorney to help your company plan for success and avoid theft of ideas, designs, and other concepts. Since filing and refiling IP applications can get expensive and waste time if done incorrectly, determine what you need to protect when it comes to IP:

  • Dec

...

Read More

Find the best lawyer for your legal needs