Oklahoma City Startup Attorneys & Lawyers

Where are you located?
Zip Code
FIND A LAWYER

How it Works

Request Proposals
Tell us about your legal need so attorneys can prepare custom proposals. It only takes a minute and your information is strictly confidential.
Review Quotes
Our algorithm matches you with attorneys qualified to handle your legal work. You can review their proposals and schedule consultations with no obligation.
Hire Your Lawyers
When you’re ready, hire the attorney that’s right for you. Use our platform to easily collaborate online and ensure your information stays safe and secure.
Steven S.

Steven Stark

527 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.
|
Get Proposal View Profile
Joshua G.

Joshua Garber

285 reviews
Representing notable clients like Tesla and the City of Los Angeles, Josh Garber excels at helping clients with employment and labor laws. Many of his past clients have had great success using Josh for employment agreements and Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) hearings. With his practical advice, he has even helped clients avoid going to court.
|
Get Proposal View Profile
Sue D.

Sue Dunbar

264 reviews
Go with Sue Dunbar if you want a big law firm experience with a small law firm cost. Sue's experience working at Robins Kaplan LLP and serving as special counsel to Senator Joseph Dunn has landed her big-name clients like BestBuy, Time Warner Cable, and Yahoo!. Currently, Ms. Dunbar specializes in knowledge about confidentiality and privacy laws regarding sensitive trade secrets.
|
Get Proposal View Profile
Alec S.

Alec Segarich

4 reviews
Based in San Francisco, CA, Alec Segarich works as a class action and employment lawyer with his two close colleagues Jason Lohr and Roberto Ripamonti. Together they represent employees and consumers in class action lawsuits. Sigarich concentrates in state and federal appellate briefing and arbitration. Most of his cases are about protecting workers’ rights to fair pay in California.
|
Michael Z.

Michael Zussman

2 reviews
Michael counsels tech companies, emerging businesses, entrepreneurs, artists and musicians as they grow their businesses. He ensures that companies are protected from inception and works on privacy compliance and issues relating to user-generated content. From 2013 to 2015, he was selected to be on the Super Lawyers® Rising Stars list. Outside of work, Michael is a long-distance runner.
|
Sarah B.

Sarah Brooks

2 reviews
Sarah Brooks is the Senior Strategy Analyst for Pilot44 Labs, and before that she gained experience as a Research and Policy Analyst, as well as a Director of Content Marketing. Her expertise is extensive regarding startups and, other than that, she is a Certified Neutral with the Georgia Commission on Dispute Resolution. Sarah received her J.D. in Business & Corporate Law from the Georgia State University College of Law in 2015. She also has her BA in English Language and Literature.
|
Anna S.

Anna Sweeney

2 reviews
Anna Sweeney is a small business attorney with five years of experience. She is licensed to practice law in California, New Jersey and New York. Anna has a Juris Doctorate degree in law, which she obtained from the Rutgers University School of Law – Newark. She is experienced in dealing with legal cases that involve labor and employment law. Anna founded her own law office in August 2015, where she focuses on providing legal assistance to startups and small businesses.
|
Nicole F.

Nicole Fish

2 reviews
Nicole Fish is an attorney at law with two years of experience. She is licensed to practice law in New York and obtained her degree in law from the Albany Law School of Union University. Nicole primarily specializes in dealing with legal matters that involve labor and employment law. She is also skilled in legal research and writing, as well as in dealing with commercial contracts. Nicole founded her own law office in November 2017.
|
Chris F.

Chris Flower

Chris Flower is a business attorney that specializes in contracts, agreements and trademark applications. Chris has been licensed to practice law for the past 23 years. While Chris has served clients in California since 1993, he also recently obtained a license from the New Jersey state. He attended the University of Colorado, Boulder. Chris is now the corporate counsel at Tech Armor. Before his position at Tech Armor, Chris was a worldwide general counsel at Belkin International.
|
Kevin F.

Kevin Frisch

Kevin Frisch is an attorney at law that primarily specializes in assisting startup companies and entrepreneurs. He is exceptionally experienced in dealing with cases related to real estate law and commercial contracts. Kevin is licensed to practice law in Virginia and the District of Columbia. He has a Juris Doctor degree in law, which he obtained from the Washington College of Law. Kevin has been an in-house counselor at Compass Coffee since September 2014.
|
View All NEXT

Why Hire a Startup Attorney?

No matter what industry your startup business is in, there are two experts you should hire to make sure your company launches successfully: an accountant and an attorney. By helping you with financial and legal issues, these professionals let you spend your time on business ownership and management.

The reason you'd hire a lawyer or a law firm that calls itself a startup specialist is because the field is very broad in the U.S. Business law has several subcategories big enough for a law firm to handle only those cases. But a startup needs to deal with every kind of business law at once, and so they need a firm that can do the same.

For instance, business law includes:

  • Intellectual property law. This includes copyrights, trademarks, and patents. Most businesses have to deal with trademark law, even if they don't plan to register one. That being said, hiring an attorney to help with your trademark gives you a 50 percent better chance of approval. A top lawyer can also let you know which other IP protections you need, how you can get them, and if you should protect your IP later.
  • Business organization and entity decisions. Startups don't turn into megacorporations overnight, and until yours does, you need to decide how to organize it. Options include single ownership, limited and general partnerships, an LLC, and full incorporation. Each type has tax advantages and drawbacks, and the best lawyers can help you figure out which one works best for you.
  • Contract law. Aside from products and services you sell to the public (and sometimes even then), every professional relationship your company has comes with a contract. This includes employees, clients, suppliers, contractors, and distributors. If you want to make sure these relationships are honest and not harmful to your company, you need a top lawyer who can create, read, and negotiate these contracts for you.
  • Property law. Once you get past the point of working out of your garage or home office, you need to lease commercial or office space. These are contracts, too, and you should have a lawyer who can handle them.

How to Find the Best Startup Attorneys in Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City has the advantage of a solid industrial foundation that isn't going anywhere. The city is practically the capital of the southern Great Plains, and just about all the ranches and farms in the region funnel through here.

However, the farm and cattle industries aren't the only ones responsible for Oklahoma City's vast skyline. The state capital is also home to several major energy corporations, and the number of small businesses is going up. Oklahoma City is cooler and windier than East Texas, plus the taxes and cost of living are both low. For these reasons, the city government has pushed to make small business loans more available. These days, dozens of startups and small businesses appear every year.

To support these companies, startup attorneys are becoming more common in Oklahoma City. However, not every firm is as good as the next. You need to decide what kind of lawyer and firm you want, so you should keep several things in mind.

  • Personality matching. Do you take big risks or do you play it safe? Do you take an aggressive approach, or do you play nice? Your startup attorney may be with you for a long time, so you should make sure you won't spend your time arguing over the details.
  • Size and fees. A big firm has a lot of staff and resources, but it usually has the fees to match. A smaller firm won't drain as much of your startup loan, but it also can't help as much. Which one you choose is as much about your industry as your funds. If IP laws are important and the competition uses lawsuits as a kind of greeting, a big firm on permanent retainer is a good investment.
  • Client reviews. Lawsuit and contract details may be confidential, but which companies hire which firms is usually public knowledge. You should ask your fellow startups which firms they trust, and you should ask firms you're interested in whether they understand your industry and have references you can check.

Questions for a Startup Attorney

  • How many years have you been a professional lawyer?
  • How many years have you helped other startups in my industry?
  • Can your firm handle every legal aspect of starting a business in Oklahoma City? If not, do you have contacts with other law firms that can fill in the blanks?
  • Can you respond to a legal crisis in less than 24 hours?
  • How do you structure your fees? How much would it cost to put your firm on retainer?
  • Can you put me in touch with other startups like mine for references to help my business grow?

A startup attorney should be someone you can get along with for a long time. Make sure you choose carefully.

Why use UpCounsel to hire a Oklahoma City Startup Attorney?

14 years

Average experience

You always get experienced professionals and high caliber work.

3x

Faster

Your work gets done quickly because professionals are always available.

60%

More cost effective

We use technology to cut traditional overhead and save you thousands.

UpCounsel has been talked about in:

Money-Back Guarantee on All of Your Legal Work

Applies to all transactions with verified attorneys on UpCounsel

In the event that you are unsatisfied with the work of an attorney you hired on UpCounsel, just let us know. We’ll take care of it and refund your money up to $5,000 so you can hire another attorney to help you.

Legal Services Offered by Our On-Demand Oklahoma City Startup Attorneys

On UpCounsel, you can find and connect with top-rated Oklahoma City startup attorneys & lawyers that provide a range of startup law services for startups and entrepreneurs that are starting a business. Any of the top-rated Oklahoma City startup lawyers you connect with will be available to help with a variety of your startup law related legal needs on-demand or on an ongoing basis in the city of Oklahoma City, OK.

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

If You Need Ongoing Legal Counsel or Ad-hoc Legal Work – We Can Help!

Improve Your Legal ROI with Affordable Startup Attorneys that service Oklahoma City, OK.

Want to Connect with Top Oklahoma City Startup Attorneys & Lawyers?

What Our Customers Have to Say

"UpCounsel gives me access to big-firm lawyers minus the big-firm price tag. I work with several attorneys on the platform and there are never surprises...I always receive quality legal work at competitive rates that larger firms simply cannot match."

Scott Woods
SVP & General Counsel

"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."

Sean Conway
Co-founder & CEO

"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."

Tristan Pollock
Co-founder & COO

Related Articles


Unfair Competition

  • 10 min read

What Is Unfair Competition?

Unfair competition occurs when another company uses wrong or deceptive business practices to gain a competitive advantage. The major category of unfair competition relates to intentional confusion of customers as to where the product came from, while the secondary category relates to unfair trade practices. Some of the most common forms of unfair competition include:

  • Bait-and-switch selling technique, such as substituting a lower-cost product from a different brand for a more expensive, higher-quality product.  
  • False advertising or making false claims about a product to promote it.
  • Misappropriation or use of confidential information, such as stealing a competitor's special formulation or other

...

Read More

How to Start a Nonprofit Organization

  • 3 min read

How to Start a Nonprofit Organization

Learn how to start a nonprofit organization by first understanding what it is exactly. Nonprofit organizations invest profits back into the organization rather than distributing profits to the business owner. There are four main types of nonprofit organizations:

  • Trade associations. These are organized to serve the interests of a specific trade or profession.
  • Charitable organizations. Charitable organizations serve a public purpose. These include organizations dedicated to remedying a social problem or promoting some social good. Museums, libraries, educational institutions, environmental groups, and outreach groups a

...

Read More

Non-cumulative Dividends

  • 4 min read

Updated October 26, 2020:

What Are Non-cumulative Dividends?

Non-cumulative dividends refer to a stock that doesn't pay the investor any dividends that are omitted or unpaid. Dividends are payments made to shareholders and can be preferred or common. Preferred refers to stock that is paid before common stockholders, and it has a more predictable income.

A non-cumulative dividend is a type of preferred stock that does not owe any missed payments. Dividends are payments a company distributes to its shareholders. Preferred stock receives priority over common stock. This occurs regardl

...

Read More

Master Service Agreement

  • 9 min read

Updated June 24, 2020:

A master service agreement is defined as a contract two parties enter into during a service transaction. This agreement details the expectations of both parties.

Master Service Agreement: What Is It?

A master service agreement is when two parties agree to a contract that will settle most details and expectations for both parties. It'll state what each group has to do to honor its end of the bargain. It'll also show which services apply in the master service agreement.

The goal of a master service agreement is to make the contract process faster. It also should make future contract agreements simpler. A master service agreement (MSA) is also called a service level agreement (SLA). It spells out:

  • Confidentiality:

...

Read More

Find the best lawyer for your legal needs

Find a lawyer