Archives of Startup Law

Tips To Determine The Amount Of Stock To Authorize and Issue To Founders

You want to ensure maximum flexibility to accommodate your company’s growth. Since authorized stock is the legal limit on the number of shares an organization is allowed to issue, remaining nimble enough to include future investors means authorizing enough at incorporation. What exactly is “enough” is an unknown for any startup; however, to avoid future […]

The Expected Legal Costs For A Startup At The Angel And Series A Stage

First, let’s unpack the meaning of “legal costs.” Legal costs include not only attorneys’ fees for a lawyer’s work, but also registration fees. Registration fees are non-negotiable. They’re fees set by a state or federal governmental entity and don’t include a lawyer’s billable time. Registration fees include everything from registering the incorporation of your company […]