BUSINESS LAW & GROWTH
Have a lawyer on your team.
Imagine your business with a strong legal foundation.
We support startups and small businesses through their exciting lifecycle, from business formation to sale - and every challenge and opportunity in between.
Our Business Counsel Service Plans are perfect for entrepreneurs and business owners that want to protect their business from legal pitfalls. With a monthly retainer you can stop worrying about the clock every time you call with a legal question, need a document review, or want us to write a cease and desist letter to someone infringing upon your brand. This is a way for a business to have a lawyer on their team without the cost of hiring a full-time lawyer in house. Although we still offer flat-fee, hourly and other piecemeal legal services, members of our Business Counsel Service Plans get their legal needs addressed before a crisis hits because we are involved in their overall business strategy. In law the old axiom "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" applies double because the "cure" to an unwelcome lawsuit can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Fine Point Business Audit & Strategy Session
If you got through the inital start up phase without a comprehensive legal strategy, now is the time to get your back office in order. Working with us starts with a Business Audit & Strategy Session. It is way more than a five minute self-audit (though that is a great start). It is a comprehensive, personalized and private process we walk through with our business clients to help you accurately assess where your business is now, where it is going in the future, and allows us to identify any gaps that could impact critical business objectives.
The Business Audit & Strategy Session is designed to help you take a proactive approach to the legal strategy of your business so you can spend your time growing the business with a firm foundation securely in place.
If you would like to talk with us some more about conducting a Business Audit & Strategy Session for your business make an appointment by clicking the link below. We will schedule an appointment for you and send you the audit paperwork in advance; you should return it to us at least three days in advance of our meeting so we can make your LIFT Foundation Audit session a productive one.
We aren't document providers. We are trusted advisors here to help you start a business with a strong legal foundation that is ready to flourish, but also prepared for a rainy day. Our comprehensive flat fee business Strong Start Package is meant to include not just the binder and some basic incorporation documents, it's about educating you to understand exactly what your business really neads to protect itself, to protect you individually, and to move forward and thrive. Go ahead and compare our Strong Start Package with anything else out there. We include analysis and ownership not just of the entity, but also of the intellectual property-- probably your most important asset. We include not just bylaws or an operating agreement-- but also a stock restriction agreement and, even more important, a real conversation with you about what will happen when a founder needs to leave, dies suddenly, or has some other problem that harms the business like a personal bankruptcy or criminal charges.