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Shoeb M.

Shoeb Mohammed

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Shoeb Mohammed is an attorney at law who was recently licensed to practice law in California. He obtained his Juris Doctorate degree in law from the McGeorge School of Law. Shoeb specializes in drafting, negotiating and reviewing commercial contracts. He is also skilled in labor and employment law, as well as mergers and acquisitions. Since June 2017, Shoeb has been serving as a partner attorney at Black Tie Law Corporation.
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Ronald R.

Ronald Roundy

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Ronald Roundy is a corporate attorney who has been serving corporate clients for the past six years. He is licensed to practice law in California and obtained his legal degree after he graduated from the Whittier Law School. Ronald is experienced in numerous corporate legal practice areas, including commercial contracts, debt and bankruptcy, labor and employment law, and real estate law. He has been managing his own legal office since June 2014.
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Gregory R.

Gregory Reaume

2 reviews
I am an attorney with practices in both California and Colorado. I have also worked for the California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS), where I analyzed and rep... read more
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Valery L.

Valery Loumber

2 reviews
As a Federal Judiciary attorney for 15 years, at both trial and appellate levels (EDCA, DNV, 9th Cir. BAP), I have had the privilege to work on the adjudication of tens of ... read more
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Tony G.

Tony Guo

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Tony Guo is experienced in dealing with clients in the software and hardware development industries. He also has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering, as well as a Juris Doctor in Law, which he obtained at the University of Miami School of Law. Tony is licensed to practice law in Florida and California. He has represented numerous corporate clients, including the University of Miami, inmarkit and CastCloud. Tony started his own law firm in September 2016.
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Yuri K.

Yuri Kvichko

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As the Owner of Yuri Kvichko Legal Services, Yuri practices Law as a certified Patent Attorney. He has General Counsel experience, as well as an Associate for law firms, such as Goyette & Associates, Inc. Kvichko's experience extends to transactional and litigation services in Intellectual Property and Corporate Law matters. In 2007, he started studying Law with the University of California, Davis - School of Law and graduated with his J.D. in 2010.
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Hiram Michael M.

Hiram Michael Martin

Hiram Michael Martin is a highly experienced corporate attorney bringing over 40 years of legal experience. Based in Los Angeles, he specializes in business structuring, international transactions, and estate and tax planning. Hiram also has extensive experience in arbitration and mediation. He received his J.D. from UCLA School of Law and is licensed in California and Washington, DC.
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Tyler D.

Tyler Dahl

Tyler Dahl is a corporate attorney with four years of experience. He is licensed to practice law in California and obtained his J.D. degree in law from the University of the Pacific. Tyler specializes in immigration law, and often provides his legal assistance to startup companies. He is also experienced in drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial contracts. Tyler has been serving as the principal attorney at his own legal firm since August 2014.
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Narek A.

Narek Avetisyan

Narek Avetisyan is an attorney at law who has been licensed to practice law in California. He has a Juris Doctorate degree in law, which he obtained after graduating from the McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific. Narek primarily specializes in drafting, negotiating and reviewing commercial contracts. He is also experienced in legal research and writing. Narek has been serving as an attorney at the Black Tie Law Corporation since December 2017.
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Gordon E.

Gordon Egan

If you are looking to start a new business, Gordon Egan is the attorney who can help you get your legal paperwork dialed in. He focuses on the formation of corporations, limited liability companies, and other forms of partnerships. He also works with lenders and borrowers regarding loan agreements. Along with being a top lawyer in the Sacramento area, Gordon Egan spent a few years as the chairman of the Sacramento County Bar’s Law Library Committee and volunteers with local non-profit organizations in his spare time.
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Why Should My Company Hire a Startup Attorney?

The early days of a company are usually shaky. More than half of startups fail within a couple of years. That's because they start poorly and never recover.

Hiring a startup attorney will help your business build a solid foundation. Many of the best startup lawyers have experience with new companies. They know the mistakes that can bankrupt a business. They also know the ways to help the company turn a profit faster, the main issue in any startup's survival.

You'll need a startup attorney to help you decide how to run your business. This person can offer good advice about how your startup should work. Choices include:

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A startup that chooses the wrong structure will struggle to succeed. A top lawyer will ask questions of you and others within your organization. Using these answers, they'll decide how to write your business charter. Getting this decision right is often the difference between a sound business and bankruptcy.

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An attorney will offer guidance on important subjects such as:

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Also, you may invent a new prototype, process, or piece of equipment. A top attorney will help you trademark or patent your idea. In such instances, using an attorney actually saves you money in the long run.

  • Tax liability: A top startup attorney can teach the owners how to set up their tax paperwork. They can also offer advice on the best ways to cut the tax burden during the early years when money is tight.

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The key to finding the top lawyer for your startup is good research. You should check reviews on websites to see what other customers think of an attorney. You should also ask for referrals from other business owners or trusted friends in your network.

One of the first things you should check is whether an attorney has passed the bar in the state of California. You should rule out anyone who hasn't.

The California Supreme Court has created a series of rules about proper attorney behavior. The state legislature has more rules that a lawyer must follow. When someone registers a complaint about an attorney, the state's bar association investigates.

Someone who breaks one of the rules receives a warning, gets put on probation, or earns a suspension. Any of these is reason enough to rule out a lawyer. You need to hire someone you can trust.

Another good idea is to look up a lawyer's bio. Most major law firms list these on their websites. A quick read will show whether an attorney meets your needs.

The main thing to look at is whether the person has experience with startups. The best attorneys list this information on their bios. That's because they know that this knowledge will help them get more clients.

When a lawyer doesn't list this information, you may still keep them in mind. Contact them by email or phone. Ask the person whether they have experience and, if so, why they don't list it on their bio page.

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Have any clients registered a formal complaint against you?

How much experience do you have with startups?

Do you still have a working relationship with any startup?

Can you offer any referrals?

How much do you charge?

Do you have a set fee or do you bill per hour?

If you charge by the hour, how does my company avoid overbilling?

Do you offer a payment plan for cash-poor startups?

What's your current workload?

Will you have enough time to build a working relationship with the startup?

Will other employees from your company work on this account?

If so, what are their titles and qualifications?

What's your firm's favored type of communication with customers?

Have you ever handled incorporation in the state of California?

Have you ever handled a trademark or patent process?

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