Top Startup Lawyers serving Poughkeepsie, New York on UpCounsel | 2019

Poughkeepsie 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

333 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
Richard G.

Richard Gora

180 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.
|
Get Proposal View Profile
Joshua G.

Joshua Garber

234 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
Brendan R.

Brendan Rich

Brendan Rich practices in Buffalo, New York and received his J.D. from the University of Buffalo. He concentrates on business and financial transactions, such as mergers and acquisitions, as well as planning and drafting business documents. Additionally, he deals with international business matters, working in particular with clients who are looking to expand their business from the US to Canada and vice-versa.
|
Get Proposal View Profile
Jared C.

Jared Cohen

Jared Cohen has worked with some of the top law firms in the United States and has extensive experience in dealing with cases related to business operations, finance, business operations and transactions. He primarily provides his legal services to clients in the technology industry. Jared has a licensed to practice law in New York. He received his law degree from the New York University School of Law. Jared has been a legal advisor to numerous startup companies since 2012.
|
Get Proposal View Profile
Nicole S.

Nicole Sotto

2 reviews
Founder and solo attorney at Sotto Wirtz Law, Nicole Sotto Wirtz is a freelance entertainment attorney providing assistance on a project-by-project basis to small and medium firms in the entertainment, music, fashion, film, television and new media industries. While she’s licensed to practice in New York and New Jersey, she assists firm and attorney’s across the nation.
|
Get Proposal View Profile
James B.

James Burrell Ii

2 reviews
James Burrell is a seasoned and stand out business lawyer that focuses on business startups and helping new entrepreneurs lay down the foundation for a solid business. Mr. Burrell is a member of the Bar of the State of New York and before practicing law, he dabbled in the financial industry, which helps him guide his entrepreneur clients.
|
Get Proposal View Profile
Jonathan H.

Jonathan Hood

2 reviews
Jonathan Hood is both an entrepreneur and a business attorney. He has over six years of experience in the legal field and is licensed to practice law in New York. Jonathan has a Juris Doctorate degree in law, which he obtained from the Pace University School of Law. He specializes in reviewing, negotiating and drafting commercial contracts. Jonathan started serving corporate clients from his private law offices in March 2014.
|
Get Proposal View Profile
Howard S.

Howard Sutherland

Howard Sutherland has more than 23 years of experience as an attorney. He has served as a general and senior counselor at numerous law firms. Howard is licensed to practice law in New York and received his J.D. in law from the SMU Dedman School of Law. Howard focuses on legal cases that involves financial and security matters, but he also has experience in commercial contracts and employment law.
|
Get Proposal View Profile
Salim K.

Salim Katach

Salim Katach is an attorney at law that has been providing legal services to corporate clients for the past two years. He is licensed to practice law in New York and New Jersey. Salim has a Juris Doctor degree in law, which he obtained from the Duke University School of Law. He also holds a Master’s of Law degree in Entrepreneurship. Duke is experienced in real estate law, as well as in labor and employment law. He is currently an associate attorney at Varacalli & Hamra, LLP.
|
Get Proposal View Profile
View All NEXT

Why use UpCounsel to hire a Poughkeepsie 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 Poughkeepsie Startup Attorneys

On UpCounsel, you can find and connect with top-rated Poughkeepsie 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 Poughkeepsie 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 Poughkeepsie, NY.

From primarily dealing with things like business formation, contracts, leases, equity financing, securities, and intellectual property protection, the Poughkeepsie 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 Poughkeepsie 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 Poughkeepsie, NY.

Want to Connect with Top Poughkeepsie 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


Nonprofit Organization Definition

  • 5 min read

A nonprofit organization is an entity formed to meet a specific tax-exempt purpose aimed at benefiting the public, a specific group of individuals or the membership of the nonprofit. Nonprofit organizations are prohibited from generating revenue, but instead excess revenues are put back into the operation of the organization – they are not disseminated to owners or investors.

Many of the most familiar nonprofit organizations are 501(c)(3) charitable organizations.

Mission and Tax-Exempt Status

Nonprofits are normally organized around social causes or to serve the public good in ways that government agencies cannot. The mission statements of nonprofits are often tied to specific goals in areas like public welfare, public safety, religion, science, education, art, environmental protection or aid for the less fortunate. A nonprofit may also be created to further non-charitable pursuits like sports or hobbies. For e

...

Read More

Legal Entity

  • 5 min read

What Is Legal Entity?

A legal entity refers to a legally standing or lawful partnership. That partnership could be an association, a trust, a proprietorship, a corporation, or an individual. All such entities are legally able to be accountable for activities against the law, enter contracts or agreements, incur and pay back debts, be sued and sue other entities, and assume obligations. While legal entities are able to do many things, a legal entity cannot hold office or vote. 

Legal entities are frequently seen in scenarios and instances where an individual can take a class-action lawsuit against a company or the manufacturer that supplies the products for a company. Another scenario where the term "legal entity" applies is when every member of a band signs a

...

Read More

Rule 701

  • 5 min read

Rule 701: What is it?

Rule 701 comes from the Securities Act of 1933. It's a federal exemption that frees companies from registering stock option grants and rewards for performance. No forms need to be filed with the SEC, nor do fees have to be paid. But there are conditions and limitations that come with awarding stock options under Rule 701. The Rule has strict mathematical limits that cannot be exceeded. If the value of the equity goes over $5 million, 15 percent of the issuer's total assets, or 15 percent of the outstanding securities in the class in any consecutive 12-month period, special disclosure requirements are triggered.

Rule 701 is only available to private companies; public companies cannot participate. Benefit plans and

...

Read More

Shell Corporation

  • 5 min read

What Is a Shell Corporation?

A shell corporation is a company with financial assets but no significant business activity. Shell corporations don't create products, hire employees, or generate revenue. Rather, they store money and engage in financial transactions. Shell corporations can be used for illegal purposes like money laundering or legitimate purposes like storing funds in the early stages of a startup.

Shell corporations may also be known as international business corporations, personal investment companies, phantom firms, mailbox companies, or letter-box corporations.

How Does a Shell Corporation Work?

Shell corporations hide the identities of their owners. They can be set up anonymously, letting businesses and individuals engage in financial dealings without revealing who they are.

Shell corporations are often created in tax havens. Tax havens are countries with few or no taxes on business, as well as laws against revealing b

...

Read More

S Corp vs. LLC: Which One Should I Form

  • 8 min read

“How should I structure my new business – as an LLC or as an S Corp?”

I get that question from time to time from clients who want to start a new business.

But there are really two separate questions embedded there:

Question 1 (State Law Form): Should I form my company under state laws as a “Limited Liability Company” or as a “Corporation”?

Question 2 (Federal Income Taxation): Should my company elect to be taxed under federal income tax laws as a “Partnership” or as an “S Corporation”? (The concept

...

Read More

Find the best lawyer for your legal needs

Find a lawyer