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Steven S.

Steven Stark

577 reviews
For over 30 years, Steven Stark has offered counsel to non-profit organizations and private companies. He has a passion for helping small businesses in particular since he himself started several businesses of his own in New York and Florida. He understands the importance of small businesses having a reliable attorney to advise them about legal matters from their inception.
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Jake S.

Jake Siciliano

252 reviews
Jake graduated from Thomas Jefferson School of Law where he focused on international trademark and corporate law. As of 2022, he has obtained his L.L.M. in Financial Compli... read more
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Alisha B.

Alisha Bond

201 reviews
-Received a BS in Communications in 2005, JD from Mississippi College School of Law in 2009, and MBA from University of Maryland in 2016. -Results driven and experienced a... read more
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Richard G.

Richard Gora

200 reviews
Looking for an attorney with experience? Richard Gora is the exact attorney you want. Having defended over 100 cases both in state and federal courts and working with clients from around the globe, Richard has an array of different experiences. His services are wide-ranging and include business litigation, securities litigations, employment litigation, and business counsel. Prior to founding Gora LLC, he worked for Finn, Dixon & Herling LLP for eight years.
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Conor T.

Conor Teevan

151 reviews
Top-tier talent shouldn’t have to come with a top-tier fee. This is why Conor Teevan combines his top-tier expertise (Yale undergrad, Stanford Law) with affordability. Conor has represented Silicon Valley startups, real estate investors, artists creating companies, and even a child author in need of a book deal. Conor himself started a real estate company with holdings in five states.
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Brig R.

Brig Ricks

134 reviews
I am a senior executive and strategic legal adviser with 19 years of experience providing legal services in international environments. I am a general counsel who can advis... read more
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Grant M.

Grant Maynard

127 reviews
Grant represents high-growth companies in all aspects of formation, financing, and intellectual property issues. He has previously done general corporate, intellectual, and real estate work at Nebraska's oldest law firm before transitioning to a more virtual lifestyle. As an entrepreneur himself, he understands the need to balance legal and business interests.
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Baruch G.

Baruch Gottesman

117 reviews
Baruch Gottesman is a corporate attorney with over a decade of experience. He is licensed to practice law in both New Jersey and New York. Baruch obtained his J.D. degree in law from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University. He is skilled in providing legal assistance to startup companies, with exceptional experience in drafting, negotiating and reviewing commercial contracts. Baruch founded his own law firm in January 2010.
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Stacy D.

Stacy Dees

81 reviews
Stacy Dees has over 15 years of in-house legal counsel experience that she brings to every legal task she performs. Her solution-oriented approach focuses on the problem so you don't have to. She can deal with contract review, debt or equity transactions, acquisitions, licensing, and more. Whether you are a large company or just getting started, Ms. Dees can help with your legal needs.
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Jon B.

Jon Bourne

28 reviews
Experienced on-demand general counsel for small to mid-size companies not yet ready for full-time general counsel. Proven ability to provide pragmatic advice in plain Engli... read more
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Why Hire a Startup Lawyer?

When you start a new business in Denver, Colorado, you have a number of tasks looming ahead. If you have any intellectual property to protect, you'll need to start by filing for patents, trademarks, and/or copyrights, ensuring that no one else can legally steal your ideas. But even filing for patent protection is complex and can take months or years to complete. If you fill out the wrong form, file for the wrong patent type, or fail to include the proper documentation for your invention or design, you could face delays or a rejection of the application.

Beyond intellectual property protection, startup business owners have to worry about tax regulations on investments, complex hiring laws in Colorado as well as on a federal level, and incorporation options to protect all owners involved with the company. These tasks are not easy, and handling them incorrectly could put your company at risk for legal action or fines and penalties.

While there are some resources available online to startup business owners, you can never know for sure if the person presenting the information understands the laws. You could also read something that pertains to business owners in California or another state, and the requirements are slightly different in Colorado. Relying on these types of resources isn't a good option for startup owners.

Hiring a startup lawyer who can help address concerns and make sure that all legal requirements are handled properly is the best option for new business owners. Starting a company is complicated, but startup attorneys understand the unique needs and can provide answers to confusing questions.

Your startup lawyer should also be able to help your business file for an employer identification number (EIN) with the IRS, which is a necessary step before hiring employees. Before filing for a patent or trademark, an attorney can conduct an extensive search to make sure that your ideas don't infringe on protected items. No matter what legal concerns you face in operating your startup, an attorney can provide support while solving these problems.

How to Find the Best Startup Lawyer

Finding the best startup lawyer for your company will require some research and questioning. Some of the top startup lawyers in Denver may have excellent track records when it comes to supporting new companies, but that doesn't mean that they will be the best fit for your company. If you operate in the technology industry, focus on lawyers with experience working with startups in the same industry. Even the best startup attorneys may not provide the answers and support you need if they don't understand your industry.

Don't be afraid to ask questions and ask for detailed information about the potential lawyer's experience working with startups. It's important that the lawyer you choose fits well with your company culture and vision for the future. If you're hesitant to take legal action right away, you probably won't want to choose a litigious lawyer who files a lot of suits. Your startup attorney should be a partner to your company's owners, willing to listen and support your decisions while helping you understand any legal consequences or risks.

One of the biggest hurdles for startups is the cost of hiring an attorney. But some lawyers offer reduced pricing or flat-rate fees to new business owners to help them get started with the complex tasks of first starting out in the industry. These might include incorporating as a sole proprietorship, limited liability company (LLC), or corporation, bringing on employees, and registering as a business entity with the state of Colorado.

Talk to people that you know have worked with business lawyers in the area, since they can provide personal feedback about their experiences with specific attorneys. When you find a few startup lawyers in the Denver area, you can start setting up consultations to ask questions, get a feel for their personalities, and determine how they would fit with your company.

Questions for a Startup Lawyer

  • How many other startup companies have you represented?
  • What is the focus of your legal practice?
  • Do you have enough time to take on a new startup client?
  • How well do you understand the business laws in Colorado?
  • How well do you understand the industry in which my business operates?
  • Will you be the attorney assigned to our business, or will we work with another attorney in the practice?
  • What is your preferred communication method? Email, phone, other?
  • What is your billing structure for startup clients?
  • Have you ever worked with investors on behalf of your business clients for funding?
  • Do you know any investors that might be interested in partnering with my startup?

When you have a legal partner to solve complicated problems, you can focus on the business tasks to help your startup grow and succeed.

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From primarily dealing with things like business formation, contracts, leases, equity financing, securities, and intellectual property protection, the Denver 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 Denver startup lawyer on UpCounsel to help you today.

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