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Seth W.

Seth Wiener

1219 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

528 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

254 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

211 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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Joshua S.

Joshua Soloway

206 reviews
He has experience as an entrepreneur, investment banker, strategic adviser and corporate finance attorney. Joshua is currently a Managing Director of Soloway Group, PC Counselors at Law. His focus is on corporate finance, securities, capital raising and general corporate matters. His legal advice extends to private and public companies. He attended Boston University School of Law, where he earned a Juris Doctorate.
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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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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

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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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

85 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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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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Ali S.

Ali Shalchi

55 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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Erin H.

Erin Hudson

45 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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Joshua K.

Joshua Kushner

30 reviews
Joshua Kushner has over 20 years of experience advising early, growth and enterprise stage companies in emerging industries. Josh brings a unique mix of legal, business, an... 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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Daniel W.

Daniel Weberman

28 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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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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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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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

18 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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Brad S.

Brad Simon

17 reviews
Brad Simon has been a corporate lawyer for the last 20 years. He primarily specializes in the technology sector, with a strong focus on licensing and transactional law. Brad also has extensive experience in dealing with commercial contracts. He is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts and California. Brad has been the principal attorney at his own law firm since January 2017. Prior to this position, he was the senior vice president at Mindspark Interactive Network.
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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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Gene R.

Gene Rhough

15 reviews
Harvard Law/MIT grad, UpCounsel top 25% ("𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘭𝘭𝘢𝘳" 𝘣𝘢𝘥𝘨𝘦), UpWork top 10% ("𝘛𝘰𝘱 𝘙𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘥"), Klout top 2.5% (𝘷𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘦 𝘭𝘢𝘸), top 1.5% (𝘐𝘗). Practiced at top law firm Wilson Sonsi... 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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Kenneth G.

Kenneth Gray

6 reviews
Kenneth Gray, Jr. works as a managing partner at Alliance Law Firm International PLLC. He works specifically in estate planning, tax matters, venture capital journeys, and natural resources. His clients include both small and medium sized companies. He has over 10 years of experience to bring to the table and previously held a position in a private equity company, where he learned a lot of finance and uses that knowledge to help his clients.
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Kumar M.

Kumar Maheshwari

2 reviews
Mr. Maheshwari represents clients in various areas of law, including Patents, Trademarks, Trade Secret, Litigation, Commercial Contracts, Clinical Trial Agreements. In addi... read more
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Why Hire a Startup Lawyer?

A startup is a huge investment. You'll spend most of your time and a lot of money trying to get your business off the ground. With so much on the line, you need every advantage you can get.

Hiring the best startup lawyer gives your company a better chance to succeed. You need someone who can offer advice on how to write your company charter.

Whether you're the founder and sole owner or part of a partnership, you may still want to set up your business as a corporation. An experienced startup attorney can explain the benefits of each strategy. You want the one that protects your investment and offers the best opportunity for rapid growth.

A top startup lawyer can also offer tips on taxes. Many new companies overpay during their first year, mainly because the founder doesn't know tax laws. The federal government, the state of Wisconsin, and the city of Milwaukee all offer tax credits to new businesses. The best attorneys know how to avoid overpaying taxes. This aspect alone is a way that paying a top lawyer could save you money over time.

You'll find that the best startup attorneys can also help in the following ways:

  • Fundraising: Since startups are their area of expertise, these attorneys know a lot of investors. They can put a founder in touch with someone willing to buy a stake in the company.
  • Hiring employees: You will need to staff your startup. What you may not realize is that hiring laws apply to startups, too. You'll have to follow these rules or run the risk of lawsuits and government fines. A startup attorney can tell you what and what not to do.
  • Guiding employees: Once you have workers, they need to know what is and isn't allowed. Ask a top startup attorney to help you write an employee guidebook. They can draw on earlier experience to show you all the potential problem areas.
  • Avoiding lawsuits: Lots of trademarks and copyrights exist. When you name your business, you might accidentally violate one of them. Even your company log could cause legal issues. You need a startup lawyer to tell you whether your business is following the rules.

What's the Best Way to Find a Startup Attorney in Milwaukee, Wisconsin?

You can take several steps to find the perfect attorney for your company's needs. Ask friends, family members, and business associates in your network for suggestions. One of them might know one of the best lawyers in the area.

Another idea is to check the interview for reviews. Many websites allow users to offer their thoughts on top lawyers that they've hired. Look to see who has the best combination of high scores and total reviews. Someone who has several good reviews but only a small number of them isn't always the best option. You need an experienced startup attorney to aid your business.

When you have a list of candidates, take a look at each one's company bio. The best attorneys list their accomplishments on these pages. You can study the bio to see if the person lists the skills you need to succeed.

A top startup lawyer should:

  • Have experience with several successful startups
  • Have a lot of referrals
  • Have several professional achievements, awards, and commendations

When you have decided on your favorite candidate, you still take a pair of other steps. Verify that the attorney has passed the bar in the state of Wisconsin. You can do a search at the State Bar of Wisconsin's website.

You should also check to see if an attorney has any complaints registered against them. The Office of Lawyer Regulation (OLR) performs an investigation when someone registers a complaint. This office can give details about the nature of the complaint as well as the outcome. Avoid any attorney who has received any punishment from the OLR.

Your goal is to find the best attorney that your startup can afford. When you contact the lawyer, explain your situation. Most of the top attorneys know that startups have cash flow issues. Some firms offer flat rates, financing, and payment plans as money-saving options.

Which Questions Should I Ask a Startup Lawyer?

Do you have a license to practice law in Wisconsin?

Are there any registered complaints against you?

Do you bill clients by the hour or for each project?

What's your payment structure with clients? Is financing or a payment plan possible?

Are you familiar with copyright and trademark laws in Wisconsin?

Have you ever helped a startup incorporate in Wisconsin?

What's your experience working with startups and can you offer any referrals?

Do you have time to take on a startup as a client?

Do you work alone on startups? If not, who else from your firm will help?

What's your normal response time for clients?

Will you make extra time for the startup in emergency situations?

Hiring a top startup attorney is the right move. You'll secure the future of your company while learning a lot more about the business world.

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

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