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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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Lauri D.

Lauri Donahue

522 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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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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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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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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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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Oren L.

Oren Litwin

9 reviews
Oren graduated from George Mason University School of Law, and also holds a PhD in political science. After over a decade in financial services and a shorter stint in acade... read more
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Michael M.

Michael Muellerleile

6 reviews
Having represented small to medium sized businesses, entrepreneurs, investors and individuals over the last 25 years, Michael prides himself on providing personalized legal... read more
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Rabih H.

Rabih Hamawi

2 reviews
Mr. Hamawi has extensive expertise in insurance coverage and counseling, business negotiations and commercial transactions, and commercial litigation. He represents insur... read more
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Why Hire a Startup Lawyer?

Starting a business isn't for the faint of heart. It requires dedication, attention to detail, and a business plan that's guaranteed to turn into a valuable enterprise. However, many startups fail to realize the importance of an attorney to handle their non-business needs.

  • Providing a bevy of great services
    • Even the most savvy startup owner isn't always the best at handling all aspects of the business. Fortunately, a top-notch startup attorney can handle some of the workload. Some of these aspects include settling disputes, drafting contracts, hiring employees, and protecting intellectual property.
  • Building a winning culture
    • The earlier you hire a lawyer, the sooner they can make a positive impact on your business. Using a data-driven approach and analytical thinking, they can weigh-in on decisions, draft plans of action, and execute business plans. This builds a winning culture that rubs off on your employees.
  • Offering intangible value
    • It's easy to measure a businesses' success on charts, numbers, and financial statements. However, a startup attorney can add intangible value. They can provide solutions to problems with critical thinking, advise you on early decisions that provide new opportunities, and provide suggestions when other members of your team don't have the necessary expertise. With these assets, a great startup lawyer can eventually turn these intangible traits into something of value on paper.
  • Compliance with state and legal law
    • Starting a business requires you to follow the laws set out by the state and federal government. The problem is that they are exhaustive. There are tons of things to do and read through, but with a startup lawyer, it's all a bit easier. They'll advise you on every aspect of setting up your business such as how to incorporate, tax considerations, and more.
    • In Nevada, your lawyer can also help you go through all the steps for a new business. This includes:
      • Incorporation
      • Obtaining a fictitious name
      • Getting a state business license
      • Obtaining any special permits
      • Getting a Las Vegas business license
      • Buying insurance

How to Find the Best Startup Lawyer

Now that you know all a startup attorney can offer, it's time to start your search. However, finding one isn't as easy as it seems.

  • Pick the right size firm
    • To have a successful start, businesses need constant attention from their attorneys. Day or night, this attorney should remain a phone call away in case of any problems that arise. That leaves two options. A larger firm usually has loads of experience in startup ventures, yet they may not have the attention to detail you require. Solo practitioners and small firms are another choice that will give you constant attention out of necessity. To them, you are an asset and an important revenue stream. Without your business, they can't survive. Both have their advantages, so it's up to you to choose which one blends with your style and industry.
  • Style of Communication
    • To get the most out of your lawyer, you need a style of communication that gels. Having an attorney that isn't sociable when you're talkative, or prefers emails when you're an in-person type, are troublesome signs. That's why you need to find an attorney that has the same type of communication style.
  • Ask for referrals and experience
    • As soon as you begin your search, remember that experience is the best asset a startup lawyer has. The more time they have working with startups, the more knowledge they've obtained. However, you should make sure that they have experience in your industry. A startup lawyer that specializes in retail ventures isn't much good to a tech company.
    • Referrals from other startups are another way to find your lawyer. If you've met with the lawyer, ask them for testimonials or referrals from some of their past clients. This will help you find out if this lawyer is truly the one you want.
  • Don't cut legal costs
    • Cutting costs is how a business can create a positive cash flow, yet few know that skimping on a startup attorney is bad for business. It does save you money up front, but may not in the future. Hiring an attorney that knows how to make your business excel is worth its weight in gold.

Questions for Startup Lawyer

  • Do you work with similar companies?
    • When you pick a startup lawyer, you need someone who's familiar with your business model and plans. If they aren't, you're headed for trouble. In addition, if they have worked with similar companies, make sure they're willing to share their knowledge with you.
  • How much experience do you have with technology?
    • Most startup businesses have some aspect of their venture that revolves around technology. Whether its customer support, sales, or something else, you need a startup attorney that's up-to-date on these details. Instead of familiarization with Microsoft, you need someone who knows Facebook and social media. It's in your best interest to find someone that has the online knowledge to keep your business going strong.

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

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"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."

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"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."

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