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Seth W.

Seth Wiener

1221 reviews
As an experienced trial lawyer and litigator, Seth Wiener has resolved numerous federal and state litigations. His cases have included everything from family law to bankruptcy to fraud and more. Before Seth formed his own firm, the Law Office of Seth W. Wiener, he worked for several prominent law offices where he gained a great deal of experience.
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Geoffrey A.

Geoffrey Amend

787 reviews
Geoffrey Amend has over 21 years of experience as a business attorney. He is licensed to practice law in Kansas. Geoffrey has represented numerous corporate clients, including JungleBee, MomoCentral and APIMATIC. He started his own legal firm in 2013 and was the general counsel at Chelsea Partner before starting his own firm. Geoffrey graduated with a J.D. in law from the Washburn University School of Law in 1995.
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Steven S.

Steven Stark

579 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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Lauri D.

Lauri Donahue

530 reviews
Lauri Donahue has been practicing law for more than 25 years. She advises high-tech, media, and entertainment companies in the U.S., Israel, and the EU on matters including technology licensing, entertainment law, video game law, anti-piracy, antitrust, IP litigation, and patent monetization. Ms. Donahue also trains and manages multi-shore teams and teaches law in the U.S. and overseas.
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Scott S.

Scott Stram

390 reviews
As a member of both the New York and New Jersey Bars, Scott Stram is an accomplished lawyer with experience in a range of legal and business areas. This includes corporate law, data security, compliance, real estate, and intellectual property. Before founding Stram Law, Scott was a compliance officer for a company that performed property audits, a director of a security consulting practice, and an operations officer for Viacom and CBS.
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Jake S.

Jake Siciliano

255 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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David Y.

David Yamaguchi

236 reviews
Startups and small businesses sometimes need someone who can deal with complex transactions on an international playing field. David Yamaguchi specializes in content hosting issues and intellectual property. He concentrates his practice in the United States, Asia, India, and Europe. Whether you are a business giant or a startup, Mr. Yamaguchi can provide legal advice that fits your needs.
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Mario N.

Mario Naim

225 reviews
Mario's firm focuses on serving growth companies throughout the venture capital life cycle from startups to public companies. The firm provides services related to business law, specifically corporate, securities, business combinations and commercial transactions. He has also helped foreign clients in the acquisitions of businesses in the U.S., Canada, Europe, the Middle East, and South America.
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Alisha B.

Alisha Bond

214 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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Glenn M.

Glenn Manishin

161 reviews
Glenn Manishin is the managing partner at Paradigmshift Law LLP and founded the law firm in 2015. The focus of his law firm lies within Internet technology and business law. Attorney Manishin has a mission in place to help clients and companies find creative and efficient ways for their business models to navigate through legal and regulatory barriers. Attorney Manishin has worked with top companies including Sports Fans Coalition, Inc., Consumer Federation of America, and more.
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Michael W.

Michael Wieser

154 reviews
I am dedicated to working with startup entrepreneurs and early stage growth companies to provide legal stability and scalability for growing enterprises. What sets me apart... read more
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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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Paul S.

Paul Spitz

141 reviews
With an MBA in marketing from Indiana University, Paul Spitz offers business experience and legal expertise to companies ranging from startups to midsize organizations. He specializes in the areas of technology, marketing, e-commerce, and digital media. Unlike attorneys at large law firms, Mr. Spitz is able to provide affordable services in counseling, representation, and negotiation.
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Brig R.

Brig Ricks

138 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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Neil P.

Neil Park

138 reviews
Neil Park is well-equipped in Private Practice - with over 7 years of experience acting as outside General Counsel for many of his business clients. For the past two years, Neil has been working as Counsel for an Intellectual Property boutique. His practice areas include Intellectual Property Counseling, Trademark Prosecution, Licensing, Trade Secret Management and Strategy, Business Transactions, Corporate Law and Regulatory Compliance. He attended Loyola Law School.
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Grant M.

Grant Maynard

128 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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Jonathan S.

Jonathan Savar

120 reviews
In addition to being a skilled business lawyer, Jonathan Savar is highly experienced in investment banking. He handles strategic transactions, financings, and contracts for individuals, startups, and middle-market companies. Mr. Savar offers every one of his clients individualized attention to provide efficient, cost-effective services.
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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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Bob S.

Bob Schrader, Esq.

97 reviews
Bob Schrader is an attorney at law who has been practicing law for over three decades. He has been licensed to practice law in Florida. Bob received his J.D. in law from the Nova Southeastern University – Shepard Broad Law Center. He primarily specializes in assisting small businesses and startups with their legal matters. Bob also specializes in immigration law. He founded his own legal firm in June 2007.
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Katie C.

Katie Centolella

86 reviews
Our firm, Pact Legal, consists of Founding Partners Katie Centolella and Brent Xavier, as well as a team of associates and support staff. We serve as general counsel to ent... read more
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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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Thomas L.

Thomas Love

70 reviews
Holder of seven patents, Thomas Love has a work history spanning from a partnership in a major firm (specializing in international corporate finance) to working at a number of startups, including in software, global supply chain, and online education. Today, Mr. Love represents clients worldwide and has provided his services to non-profits in theater, women’s empowerment, medical education, and more.
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Dean S.

Dean Sage

67 reviews
Dean Sage is an attorney at law with over seven years of experience. He is licensed to practice law in California and obtained his legal degree from the University of Michigan Law School. Dean is experienced in dealing with legal matters related to real estate law, tax law and business formation. He is also skilled in legal research and writing, as well as drafting and negotiating commercial contracts.
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Brandon P.

Brandon Pittard

59 reviews
I've spent the majority of my legal career in house at various companies, and know how to balance legal risk against the needs of a business. As legal counsel at several di... read more
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Rhea D.

Rhea De Aenlle

59 reviews
Rhea de Aenlle is a business-savvy attorney with extensive experience in Privacy & Data Security (CIPP/US, CIPP/E), GDPR, CCPA, HIPAA, FERPA, Intellectual Property, and... read more
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Ali S.

Ali Shalchi

58 reviews
Ali brings a diverse range of experience gained from practice at major law firms (e.g. Paul Hastings LLP) and as in-house counsel for a Fortune 500 tech company (Illumina I... read more
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Sam G.

Sam Goldstein

56 reviews
Bankruptcy Consultant for Businesses/Individuals considering Chapter 7, 11, or 13 filings, handling both consultation and representation. Small Business professional exp... read more
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Erin H.

Erin Hudson

46 reviews
Erin graduated magna cum law from Baylor Law School, clerked for a federal judge, cut her teeth at an AmLaw 200 firm, and spent over a decade representing businesses in com... read more
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Carmelo C.

Carmelo Chimera

39 reviews
10 years ago, I graduated from the University of Chicago Law School, and since then I've practiced at some of the world's largest law firms. I've also been a business owner... read more
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Mario M.

Mario Milano

33 reviews
Mario Milano is a highly accomplished and sought-after attorney specializing in intellectual property, business formation, and contracts. With an unwavering commitment to e... read more
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Alexander N.

Alexander Nahai

32 reviews
Our firm is proud to be in the 99th percentile of attorneys on UpCounsel. Having overseen over $1.2 billion in transaction value, we are able to provide big-law experience ... read more
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Daniel W.

Daniel Weberman

29 reviews
I am an experienced New York Attorney pleased to offer my services to clients who are seeking assistance with startup consulting and/or business related legal work. My expe... read more
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Drew S.

Drew Stokesbary

29 reviews
Drew Stokesbary is a corporate lawyer that primarily specializes in providing legal assistance to startup companies. He has been licensed to practice law in Washington for the past four years. Drew received a legal degree after he graduated from the Notre Dame Law School. He specializes in legal cases related to securities and finances, as well as labor and employment law. In July 2015, Drew founded a law boutique, Stokesbary PPLC, where he now acts as a managing member.
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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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John R.

John Ray

28 reviews
John is the Principal of the Ray Legal Consulting Group and has over 12 years of complex class action litigation and appellate experience. He has special expertise in discrimination, First Amendment, and intellectual property/media litigation. John also takes on civil rights cases for individual clients, which can have a significant impact on the rights of women, racial minorities, and other groups.
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Sean L.

Sean Lowe

27 reviews
Sean is a tenacious business attorney who graduated at the top of his class from UCLA School of Law. He started his law career by working for a federal judge and a supreme ... read more
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Matariyeh L.

Matariyeh Law

25 reviews
Muhammad is an attorney and CPA with over 15 years of experience assisting multinational organizations in corporate and tax matters. He consulted several Fortune 500 compan... read more
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Neil F.

Neil Fridman

23 reviews
I enjoy advising companies and identifying solutions to complex business and legal problems. My intimate knowledge of corporate/real estate law, investment banking, and pri... read more
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John Allen W.

John Allen Waldrop

23 reviews
Waldrop & Colvin is a Virginia based law firm with premier talent delivering a boutique experience. We serve national clients in various industries with locations world... read more
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Chrystan C.

Chrystan Carlton

23 reviews
Chrystan Carlton launched her legal career to unlock the legal process for entrepreneurs and social enterprises. With her rich blend of negotiation, financial, and legal pr... read more
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Sagar P.

Sagar Parikh

22 reviews
Sagar Parikh is the founder and principal lawyer of Beverley Hills Law Corp, PC. His practice focuses in particular on real estate law, entertainment law, business law, employment law, and landlord-tenant law. His firm aims to make sure that every client’s needs are met and to make the law accessible to clients.
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Stephan H.

Stephan Holmquist

19 reviews
Served as transactional and litigation counsel to clients ranging from start-ups to government entities to publicly traded, Fortune 50 companies. Served as outside genera... read more
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Rondesse Legal P.

Rondesse Legal Pllc

19 reviews
Our firm, Rondesse Legal, is more than just a group of lawyers; we're a close-knit team of legal enthusiasts, each with our unique journey and shared to deliver outstanding... read more
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Ryan A. W.

Ryan A. Woods

17 reviews
Ryan Woods is both a business attorney and an entrepreneur, with years of experience behind him as a successful online business owner. Ryan was recently licensed to practice law in California. He is experienced in all areas related to starting a new business, with a particular focus on labor and employment law, as well as securities and finances. He has been the CFO and a general counselor at Tinsel App Holdings Inc. since March 2015.
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Niq H.

Niq Howard

16 reviews
I want your business to succeed as much as you do, which is why I help create strategies and solutions that fit the unique needs of you and your Intellectual Property. Work... read more
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Michael M.

Michael Mowery

15 reviews
I have lived and understand your opportunities and challenges. As a global corporate legal executive and social sector entrepreneur, I’ve partnered with a broad range of bu... read more
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Timothy D.

Timothy Duffy

15 reviews
Tim is an Illinois licensed attorney. For the past five years he has helped a wide variety of startups, small businesses, and individuals manage their legal issues, from se... read more
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Eric B.

Eric Broad

14 reviews
I’m the Founder and CEO of Bowery Legal, a firm composed of startup and venture capital lawyers and entrepreneurs who have worked at big law firms such as Latham & Watk... read more
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Outside Legal Counsel L.

Outside Legal Counsel Llp

14 reviews
What sets us apart from others in our industry is the level of personalized attention and care we put into building relationships with clients. We pride ourselves in gettin... 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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