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Charlton M.

Charlton Messer

56 reviews
Currently an Attorney with his own Law Firm, Charlton Messer provides in-house and General Counsel services for startups, as well as medium-sized businesses. His experience also includes Estate Planning for Business Owners. He can form entities for all types of clients - from LLCs to S-corps to partnerships. In 2014, Charlton graduated from the University of St. Thomas School of Law with his J.D. He has also obtained his B.S.B.A. in Economics from the Oklahoma State University.
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Craig C.

Craig Choate

27 reviews
Successfully advised and assisted in the growth of a start-up physicians management practice into a national presence. Structured 100s of small, medium and large businesse... read more
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Kiren G.

Kiren Gill

5 reviews
Senior counsel for multiple financial institutions overseeing new product development, marketing and regulatory compliance as well as negotiation of multi year commercial c... read more
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Andrew K.

Andrew Kussmaul

5 reviews
Andrew graduated from Suffolk University Law School with a desire to practice corporate law. Coming from an entrepreneurial family, Andrew started his own business in 2015 ... read more
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Liane J.

Liane Janovsky

7 reviews
Liane Janovsky is an employment and labor law attorney and has more than 26 years of experience. She is licensed to provide legal services in Texas and California. Liane obtained her J.D. in law from the University Of San Francisco School Of Law. She is also a member at the State Bar of Texas. Liane has been an associate attorney at Janovsky & Associates since 2005. Prior to this position, she was the managing attorney at Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas.
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Kevin H.

Kevin Henderson

4 reviews
Kevin graduated cum laude from Michigan Law, where he was an executive editor on the law review. For over a decade, he has maintained a broad corporate practice, assisting ... read more
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Stephen C.

Stephen Christy

3 reviews
I’m an SMU Dedman Law School graduate and a member of the Texas Bar with more than 10 years of legal experience. I’ve worked with individuals thinking about forming a new b... read more
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Jason C.

Jason Carr

I work to achieve significant savings for clients through effective tax planning, defending against assessments, and pursuing refund claims. My practice is primarily focus... read more
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Diana P.

Diana Palchik, Esq.

81 reviews
Diana Palchik is a Texas-based attorney. She primarily specializes in providing legal services to business clients, with a focus on trademark law and commercial agreements. Diana has extensive experience drafting and negotiating software licenses, professional services agreements, and other commercial transactions and has worked for a number of large corporate clients. She has more than 17 years of experience and has a solo practice.
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Brandon L.

Brandon Leavitt

26 reviews
Brandon Leavitt combines his experience as an entrepreneur and his skills as a corporate attorney to assist his clients in the best ways possible. He has more than six years of experience and is licensed to practice law in Texas. Brandon obtained his J.D. in law from the Pepperdine University School of Law. He specializes in trademark and copyright law, as well as commercial contracts. Brandon has been a managing partner at the Eldredge Law Firm since October 2014.
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Jose P.

Jose Padilla

5 reviews
Jose Padilla is an Ivy League-educated business attorney with more than 17 years’ experience. He has worked with some of the top law firms in the United States and is licensed to practice law in Texas. Jose obtained his legal degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He specializes in providing legal assistance to startup companies, with a fundamental focus on commercial contracts. Since March 2015, Jose has been a counselor at a healthcare company.
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Harrison O.

Harrison O

4 reviews
If you or your company have been sued, or if you are thinking about bringing a lawsuit, you should be aware of the elements of the causes of action that might be involved i... read more
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Jacob S.

Jacob Stasny

3 reviews
Licensed in Texas and New York, Jacob has an MBA in finance and operates a nationwide practice focusing on private equity, M&A, complex business transactions and disput... read more
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Ron R.

Ron Rohde

2 reviews
Ron Rohde is an immigration attorney who has been practicing law in Texas for the past six years. He has experience in real estate law, and in dealing with legal matters related to labor and employment law as well. Ron obtained his Juris Doctor degree from the University Of Miami School Of Law, and he founded his own law office in May 2012. Ron has also been working as a general counselor at CP Homes since May 2012.
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John T D.

John T Davis

2 reviews
John T Davis is a patent attorney with more than six years of experience. He is licensed to practice law in Texas and is also a member of the Texas Patent Bar. John obtained his Juris Doctor degree in law after he graduated from the SMU Dedman School of Law. John is also skilled in working on legal cases that involve trademark and copyright law. John founded his own legal firm in April 2015, where he serves corporate clients in patent-related legal matters.
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Bradshaw H.

Bradshaw Hawkins

11 reviews
Robert Hawkins is a Texas-based corporate attorney with three years of experience. He focuses on commercial contracts, securities, finances, mergers and corporate governance. Robert graduated from the SMU Dedman School of Law with a Juris Doctorate degree in law. He has been a corporate counselor at the International Investment Bank since February 2015. Prior to this position, Robert was an associate at a mid-sized law firm, where he specialized in corporate transactions.
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Christopher U.

Christopher Usrey

11 reviews
Christopher Usrey has been licensed to provide corporate legal services in Texas for the past 16 years. He has extensive experience in commercial contracts, trademark law, business formation and employment law. Christopher obtained his legal degree from the Boston University School of Law. He has been a managing member at VCounsel since November 2011. Prior to this position, Christopher was a senior counselor at VCE and a corporate counselor at Huawei.
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Gary S.

Gary Sorden

5 reviews
Gary Sorden is Managing Principal at Klemchuk LLP, Dallas and has won the Texas Rising Star in IP Law (Thomson Reuters) three years in a row. He uses his degrees in Engineering Management and Computer Science and experience with state and federal trial and appellate courts, to specialize in commercial and IP litigation for software, electrical, mechanical, and chemical technologies.
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Randy M.

Randy Marsh

4 reviews
Attorney Randy Marsh is the guy you need on your team. As a professional attorney and business owner himself, he knows just how to help clients. He uses all of his experience and knowledge to guide each client to help ensure they have a successful future. With over 20 years of experience, you would not want to turn anywhere else. Some of his experience in the legal field includes taking companies to the Middle East with an international consulting practice, winning record verdicts, and helping companies navigate through the startup phase.
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David J.

David Johnson

3 reviews
David Johnson is a business counsel with over 22 years’ experience. He practices law in Texas and received his law degree from the Valparaiso University Law School. He has extensive experience with commercial contracts, business operations and taxation. David started to practice law as a private attorney in 2015, but gained experience while working as a legal counsel at the Interphase Corporation between 2007 and 2015.
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Christine Mary M.

Christine Mary Magee

3 reviews
Christine was inspired to open her law firm McKee & Magee PLLC after spending almost a decade helping small businesses file bankruptcy. She is focused on helping businesses establish the foundations and operational practices to prevent litigation and closing. Christine's services are perfect for businesses that don't have the ability to hire a full-time in-house counsel.
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Gitanjali D.

Gitanjali Deb

2 reviews
Mishty Deb is a partner at LaSusa & Deb, PLLC. in Dallas, Texas. She has extensive legal experience in several areas of law including business and energy and has provided counsel to the U.S. Small Business Association, non-profits, and corporate clients. Mishty holds a J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law as well as a B.S. from SMU where she was a President’s Scholar.
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Lantis R.

Lantis Roberts

2 reviews
Lantis Roberts previously served the U.S. Department of Labor as an investigator. He now practices law in the following areas, employment and labor, criminal defense, employee benefits, as well as personal injury, civil rights, bankruptcy and business law. When it comes to transactional matters - such as business formation, real estate transactions, compliance assistance and serving as general counsel for businesses - Lantis represents both individuals and businesses.
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Andrew G.

Andrew Gill

2 reviews
Andrew Gill is an attorney at law with more than seven years of experience. He has been licensed to practice law in California. Andrew received his Juris Doctorate after he graduated from the Notre Dame Law School. Andrew primarily specializes in negotiating, drafting and reviewing commercial contracts. He is also experienced in legal research and writing. Andrew has been serving as an assistant legal counselor at Stryker since July 2016.
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Chelsie S.

Chelsie Spencer

2 reviews
Chelsie Spencer is a litigation and transactional attorney with over four years of experience. She is exceptionally skilled in dealing with legal matters related to trademark and copyright law, as well as labor and employment law. . Chelsie is licensed to practice law in Texas and Florida. She obtained her legal degree from the University of Miami School of Law. Chelsie has been a partner attorney at Ritter Spencer PLLC since June 2017.
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Kavish W.

Kavish Wazirali

2 reviews
Kavish Wazirali is a real estate attorney with four years of experience. He is skilled in drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial contracts, and often represents entrepreneurs, small businesses and startups. Kavish is licensed to practice law in Texas. He obtained his Juris Doctor degree after he graduated from the Texas Tech University School of Law. Since July 2017, Kavish has been serving as a managing partner at M&W Law, PLLC.
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Bimal S.

Bimal Saraiya

2 reviews
Bimal Saraiya is a corporate attorney with over seven years of experience. He is licensed to practice law in several states, including Texas, California and Colorado. Bimal Saraiya obtained his J.D. in law after he graduated from the Texas Tech University School of Law. He primarily specializes in drafting, negotiating and reviewing commercial contracts, and often provides his legal assistance to startup companies. Bimal founded OfficeFlex LLC in January 2014.
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Chad B.

Chad Berry

2 reviews
Chad Berry is a business lawyer who has been serving corporate clients for the past two decades. He is experienced in numerous business legal practice areas, including debt and bankruptcy, real estate law, as well as securities and finances. Chad is licensed to practice law in Texas and received his legal degree from the Western Michigan University Cooley Law School. Since November 2009, Chad has been serving as a shareholder of Adams, Lynch & Loftin.
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Niki  M.

Niki Mirshams

2 reviews
Niki Mirshams, Ph.D., J.D., is a partner and cofounder of Latifi & Mirshams, PLLC. She is a uniquely qualified and experienced attorney who is dedicated to providing pr... read more
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Kristina K.

Kristina Kiik

2 reviews
Texas attorney with two-year federal judicial clerkship leveraging outstanding research, writing, and editing abilities to produce briefs, articles, and opinion pieces. ... read more
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Rachel K.

Rachel Kelly

2 reviews
Hi there! I am labor and employment lawyer located in Dallas, Texas. Since beginning my practice in 2012, I have gained extensive experience in the areas of high stakes emp... read more
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Lina F.

Lina Forero-Niño

2 reviews
Lina Forero-Niño is a corporate attorney practicing law at Scheef & Stone, LLP, a full-service business law firm with offices in Dallas and Frisco, Texas. She provides ... read more
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George S.

George Scott

2 reviews
George "Jorde" Scott graduated cum laude from SMU law school in 2008 and received his undergraduate degree in Computer Science from Texas A&M. He has handled all stages... read more
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Farrah A.

Farrah Ahmed

2 reviews
Farrah has been practicing law in the great State of Texas since May 2010. Farrah's main practice areas are business law, commercial litigation, business torts, trademarks,... read more
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Adrian T.

Adrian Thomas

2 reviews
Adrian Hebert-Thomas, Esq. is the principal attorney of Hebert-Thomas Law, PLLC. She is a skilled attorney who focuses her practice on advising businesses and entrepreneurs... read more
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Tyler L.

Tyler Levy

2 reviews
Tyler D. Levy believes his role as an attorney can be summarized in three analyze, advise, and act. Tyler served as outside general counsel to a premier, $350,000,000+ reve... read more
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Melissa B.

Melissa Barger

2 reviews
I am a client-focused attorney who recently began my own law office to provide more personalized and thorough service. My strengths include drafting commercial contracts, t... read more
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Grant H.

Grant Hamilton

2 reviews
Grant earned his undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin and then joined the workforce for several years before entering law school at ... read more
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Carole F.

Carole Faulkner

2 reviews
Carole graduated from Baylor University Law School and has a bachelor's degree in Accounting and Business. She has over 20 years of in-house and private practice experience... read more
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John G.

John Griffin

2 reviews
Experienced Contract Attorney with a demonstrated history of working in the marketing and advertising industry. Skilled in Advocacy, Policy Drafting, Compliance, and Negoti... read more
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Gregory C.

Gregory Cole

2 reviews
Licensed to practice law for over 25 years, Greg has multi-faceted experience in corporate transactions, finance and litigation support matters. He has been a criminal pros... read more
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Justin F.

Justin Foster

2 reviews
I am a young attorney that has an interest in helping people and companies solve complex issues. I have a background in policy, drafting contracts and agreements, real esta... read more
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Michael M.

Michael Melder

2 reviews
I graduated from South Texas College of Law near the top of my class. I spent several years at top-tier regional firms honing my legal skills. However, a pivotal moment occ... read more
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Amy O.

Amy Osteen

2 reviews
Accomplished and proactive lawyer, collaborator, and dealmaker with 20 years’ experience managing a broad range of legal affairs for global enterprises. Outstanding reputat... read more
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Kelsey S.

Kelsey Shofner

2 reviews
I am a corporate attorney with 6+ years of commercial contract, business law, and employment law advising expertise. I am adept at internal and external collaboration and c... read more
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Darius D.

Darius Dills

2 reviews
Every client and every project is unique, and I enjoy getting to know my clients' businesses to serve them more fully. If you're building it, I'd love to help you. I serv... read more
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Andrew R.

Andrew Rhoden

2 reviews
Companies from start-ups to Fortune 50 Corporations, trust Andrew to consult them on employment matters, business development, and implementing procedures to safeguard them... read more
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Robert A.

Robert Abtahi

1 review
Robert Abtahi is a Dallas-based corporate attorney with experience in business law, contracts, criminal defense, personal injury, real estate law, and employment law. Prior to starting his own practice, he worked as a tax attorney for Ernst & Young and also held a position as Assistant City Attorney and Community Prosecutor in Dallas. Robert received his J.D. from Southern Methodist University.
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Robert F.

Robert Fitzpatrick

1 review
Robert Fitzpatrick is a Social Security Attorney handling Federal Court appeals and representing his clients at Social Security Administrative hearings. He worked as an Attorney for Jim S. Adler & Associates in 2012. After graduating with a B.A. in Psychology from the Texas Wesleyan University, he attended the Oklahoma City University School of Law - graduating in the top 25 percent of his class and becoming a Doctor of Law.
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Thomas T.

Thomas Taylor

1 review
Thomas Taylor is a business lawyer that primarily focuses on providing legal services to companies in the oil and gas industries. He has 39 years of experience as a corporate attorney. Thomas is licensed to practice law in Texas. He received his J.D. in law from the Southern Methodist University. He represents companies of all sizes, ranging from small businesses to multi-million dollar organizations. Thomas is currently acting as a sole practitioner.
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Kristin B.

Kristin Brandt

1 review
Kristin Brandt is the founding member of Brandt Law, PLLC. Prior to forming Brandt Law, PLLC, Kristin was an attorney at two top law firms, Dorsey & Whitney, LLP and Sq... read more
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Scott C.

Scott Christiansen

Scott Christiansen has practiced law for nearly 20 years and has an array of experience when it comes to handling complex business transactions. Prior to starting his own firm, he worked for a major firm in Dallas and was also General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for Lehman Brothers and Neuberger Berman.
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Brandy A.

Brandy Austin

Brandy Austin worked hard throughout school and completed the Baylor’s prestigious practice court program. She has over 7 years of experience in the field and is a well-known, aggressive attorney who does not take no for an answer. With experience in bankruptcy, elder law, family law, personal injury, and business litigation, you can count on Brandy to handle any matter that you present to her.
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Adam K.

Adam Kielich

Adam is the principal attorney at The Kielich Law Firm and is experienced in employment law, family law, and personal litigation. He is fearless when it comes to representing clients against the biggest defendants and has brought claims against well-known corporations to protect his clients' rights and demand justice. He understands the consequences of suffering from harm caused by another person.
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Mark A.

Mark Auten

Mark Auten is a Probate and Estate Planning attorney. He advises individuals and families on the importance of having a sound estate plan. Volunteering as an Activator with a Mobile Youth Ministry Team, Mark helped build a home for an underprivileged family in Costa Rica. He also served in the Oklahoma House of Representatives.
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Stephanie W.

Stephanie Wood

Stephanie has been practicing commercial and intellectual property litigation for over 10 years. She has a gift for viewing problems and solutions from a macro to micro level. Before becoming an Associate at Bragalone Conroy, PC, she worked at international law firms. Stephanie provides practical advice to clients in litigation matters such as patent licensing disputes and unfair competition.
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Paul G.

Paul Geilich

Attorney Paul Geilich has over three decades of experience as a commercial litigator and also specializes in business bankruptcy and transactional bankruptcy. He has represented clients in and out of state and federal courts. While he does handle all bankruptcy cases, he likes to represent clients with Chapter 11 filings. Some of his clients come from backgrounds in the oil and gas industry, banking industry, and real estate industry. Attorney Geilich has been awarded and holds an AV Preeminent peer rating from the Martindale-Hubbell attorney rating service.
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Shahzad K.

Shahzad Khan

Shahzad Khan represents clients from large multinational corporations to sole proprietors in corporate, immigration, and other business matters. He has published several articles on Illinois family law and has been a guest speaker for continuing legal education. Mr. Khan continues to hone his highly-strategic legal skills by successful litigating and settling contested family law cases.
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James C.

James Crewse

James Crewse has successfully prosecuted and defended numerous complex disputes for a wide range of clients from Fortune 500 companies and banks to small business and investors. In addition, he has served as local counsel in federal and state court cases and advises clients on the creation and implementation of policies and procedures to limit future liability.
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Konstantin P.

Konstantin Parkhomenko

Konstantin has a strong background in Environmental and Natural Resource law, including an LL.M. in Environmental Law from UCLA Law School. While he focuses his practice in the areas of environmental and natural resources law, he is also an experienced litigator. In addition to having a strong reputation in the legal community, he is also and an award-winning public speaker.
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Skyla J.

Skyla Johnson

Skyla Johnson is a business law specialist and has been licensed to provide legal services to corporate clients in Texas for the past three years. She has experience in general business law, technology law and she is specialized in working with commercial contracts. Skyla obtained her legal degree from the Southern Illinois University School of Law. Since 2015, Skyla has been a commercial counselor at Armor Defense.
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Shabaz N.

Shabaz Nizami

Shabaz Nizami is an attorney at law with over six years of experience. He offers legal services to corporate clients in Texas. Shabaz specializes in real estate law and commercial contracts, and often provides legal assistance to entrepreneurs and startup companies. Some of his corporate clients include Pioneer Roofing, Gateway Staffing and Tasacom Technologies. In September 2016, Shabaz founded his own law firm, Nizami Law PLLC.
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Kris A.

Kris Alborz

Kris Alborz is a business lawyer with two years’ experience. Despite his short time as an attorney, he has worked with numerous large law firms during his two years as an attorney. Kris is experienced in real estate law, as well as general lawsuits and disputes. He is licensed to practice law in Texas and has a Juris Doctor degree, which he obtained after graduating from St. Mary’s University School of Law. Chris has been associate at Underwood Perkins between December 2016 and May 2017.
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Richard C.

Richard Cuccia

Our law firm serves small to medium-sized companies. We are outside in-house counsel for growing companies. We pride ourselves in serving as the DAILY counsel for businesse... read more
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Joshua L.

Joshua Lewey

Josh's practice focuses on entity formation and operations, partnership agreements and limited liability company agreements, real estate transactions, tax planning (domesti... read more
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Shane C.

Shane Clayton

Dynamic JD/MBA business leader, strategist, communicator and subject-matter expert with over 20 years of ERISA, Human Resources, Start Ups, Insurance, Real Estate, and Tax ... read more
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How Much Does it Cost to Hire a Great Dallas Startup Attorney?

 

New businesses in need of a startup lawyer in Dallas may wonder if they are at a disadvantage if their budget can’t stretch to meet the rates of the most well-known attorneys at the largest firms. Many Dallas start up attorneys are available to begin work immediately on common startup issues and it isn’t necessary to retain them full-time.

One of the many advantages to hiring legal assistance on an as-needed basis is that the founders of the startup are free to choose a lawyer who specializes area where they need assistance. Here are some of the things that should be included in an LLC formation quote from a startup lawyer in Dallas:

  • Name search
  • Bank resolutions
  • Single member LLC operating agreement
  • Articles of organization
  • Attorney consultation (by phone or in person)
  • Membership certificate
  • Customization minutes
  • Filing services

 


 

Legal Needs for a Texas Startup Setting Up Their Business

 

Hiring a lawyer very early in the setup process can help busy startup founders avoid common early mistakes. A great startup lawyer asks the right questions when it matters most and brings possible scenarios and opportunities to the founders’ attention that may of otherwise gone unnoticed.

Hiring a startup lawyer allows entrepreneurs to take advantage of an entirely different point of view. The best startup attorneys are talented advisors that contribute to the kind of thoughtful decision making that can put a startup on the fast track to success.

In a supportive role, a Dallas startup lawyer can help the company explore options, provide objective and data-driven information to help with decision making, and ask important questions.

LLC’s forming in Texas also need to be aware of the state’s requirements where the following common scenarios are concerned:

 

New Hire Reports: LLC’s must file a report with the state of Texas when they make a new hire.

State Unemployment Tax ID Number: Any company that pays wages must have an Unemployment ID according to Texas unemployment withholding laws.

Texas Sales & Use Permit: LLC’s that resell products must have a Sales & Use Permit to avoid paying sales tax on purchases made for resale.

Federal Tax ID Number: Also known as the EIN (employer identification number), a Federal Tax ID Number is required for every LLC doing business in Texas and is assigned by the IRS.

Registered Agent Service: Texas LLC’s must have a Registered Agent listed on the company’s Articles of Organization so that it’s possible for the local sheriff to serve the company in the event that they are sued. Companies located in Texas that have regular business hours may serve as their own Registered Agent, or a lawyer can serve as the Registered Agent for an annual fee set by the firm.

International Taxpayer ID (ITIN for permanent residents and non-US citizens): If startup founders are not US citizens and do not have a US Green Card or a US Social Security Number, they are required to obtain an Individual Tax Identification Number in order to comply with the IRS requirement that they file tax returns each year.

Doing Business As (DBA) registration: Companies in Texas that wish to do business under a name other than their LLC’s registered name must register a fictitious DBA name with the state.

 


 

Why Should a New Company Hire a Startup Attorney?

 

Laying the foundation for a successful future is much easier with the help of experienced and trustworthy counsel. Hiring the best startup attorney for a particular situation is the key to success. Establishing operational practices with preventing future litigation in mind is a smart move and should be at the core of the business plan for an emerging company.

The best startup attorneys offer many services tailored to meet the needs of emerging businesses in the area. Here are just a few basic services they offer:

  • Open source IP
  • Employment and labor law for Texas-based startups
  • DE corporate governance
  • Real estate
  • Mergers and acquisitions (M&A)
  • Patent litigation
  • Trademarks
  • Commercial litigation
  • Data security and privacy including HIPAA and financial data privacy
  • Employee compensation and benefits
  • Environmental consulting
  • Securities regulation
  • Tech transactions including OEM, distribution agreements, licensing, reseller agreements, etc
  • Texas and U.S. tax law
  • Patent prosecution

Dallas startup attorneys collaborate on big issues and startups count on them to make sure they are well-represented. Focused firms with specialties are a great asset to new companies because they have a wealth of experience in a very tiny area of the law. With the help of advances SaaS and collaboration tools, specialty law firms can make sure the work they are doing on a project doesn’t present any conflicts that may harm their clients.

 


 

How to Choose the Best Startup Attorney

 

Choosing general counsel to work with a growing startup can be a very stressful proposition. It’s important to choose carefully and in addition to considering the rates, background, and experience of the lawyer, consider whether that person is a good fit for the culture and risk-tolerance of the founders and the company as a whole.

Before deciding which lawyer to hire, consider these questions:

 

What is the Fee Structure?

 

Understanding how much they will be paying for legal services is important, of course. Rates for startup lawyers vary widely. A new company with a small budget may get scared off by hourly rates that reach up into the hundreds of dollars. Asking for an estimate of how many hours a certain task will take the attorney may help ease some of the mental burden.

When forming an LLC, fees can range from $100 to well over $10,000. The cost depends on whether the lawyer charges a flat fee for a package service or an hourly rate. It’s OK to hire a basic-needs focused lawyer in the initial phase of the startup.

Some lawyers charge a flat fee for services that every startup needs. For example, forming an LLC and filing the appropriate paperwork is a necessity. An experienced startup lawyer will have experience with this type of work and will be able to offer a solid estimate about how long it will take or even offer the work for a flat fee.

 

Do They Have Experience With Early Stage Companies?

 

Building a legal infrastructure that the company can rely on to both keep them out of trouble and help them pursue growth should be the goal of an early-stage startup lawyer. Finding out if they have successfully completed this specific type of work in the past for other companies will help to determine if they are a good fit.

 

What is Their Experience in the Specific Niche of the Startup?

 

Legal council should understand the key elements of the startup niche they are working with. They need to know what problems to be on the lookout for, as well as how to spot opportunities that the founders may have missed or simply aren’t in a position to see clearly.

Firms that are experts with contract preparation and handling the basic legal needs of new companies are great to work with, but unless the attorney really understands the industry the startup exists within, there won’t be a far-reaching benefit in the relationship for the founders.

 


 

What’s Going on With Startups in Dallas?

 

Dallas is a great place to start a company. The pro-business community combined with the low cost of living and central location make this anchor of the south a popular startup hub. It’s a 2.5-hour flight to either coast from DFW, which makes it a convenient location for businesses that intent to grow quickly.

Notable startups in Dallas include the projection-bases POP platform digital company Glass-Media, Inc. Their software performs real-time analytics while their print media gives customers the kind of interaction and engagement they crave.

Open Key offers keyless hotel room entry via smartphone, redefining the manner in which hotel guests access their room. Mizzen + Main is a menswear company that uses advanced performance fabrics to dress clothes. 5Miles is a mobile marketplace that focuses on being local. Much like Craigslist, this online shopping venture is just a year old and is the first app that offers jobs, housing, services, and goods for sale and trade between members of the community.

 

Technology Startups in Dallas

 

Texas is home to some powerhouse tech startups, including NASA, AT&T, Shell, 3M, the Houston Chronicle, Dell, AMD, and Hewlett-Packard. Broadcast.com, founded by Shark Tank’s Mark Cuban, was purchased twenty years ago for $5.7 billion leading the way for tech startups in south.

Dallas is one of the hottest spots for entrepreneurs, and its proximity to other great tech ecosystems in Houston, Austin, San Antonio, and Oklahoma City helps to create a powerful tech ecosystem.

The strong tech startup community really shines during Dallas Startup Week, held in the spring of each year. The mature entrepreneur base is attracting the attention of investors and they understand what Dallas entrepreneurs need to take the overall success of the startup community to the next level.

 

 

 

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Co-founder & CEO

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Tristan Pollock
Co-founder & COO

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