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Legal

Every entrepreneur needs access to legal resources to help during the creation and growth of their startup. The types of legal advice and services that entrepreneurs must consider include:

  • Company formation: legal entity creation, founder’s agreements, employment agreements
  • Intellectual property protections: patents, copyrights, trademarks
  • Basic contracts: including strategic vendor contracts, customer contracts, and leases
  • Capital: investor agreements when raising capital

Law Resources at Drexel

The Entrepreneurial Law Clinic at the Drexel University School of Law provides legal advice for Philadelphia start-ups by matching Drexel Law students with a select number of innovative start-up company clients.

Online Resources

There are thousands of web resources that an entrepreneur can explore in the search for legal information.  These include:

  • Cooley Go Docs will generate a wide variety of startup documents that you can then use to review with your attorney.
  • Digital Media Legal Guide provided by the Berkman Center for Internet & Society.
  • Startup Company Lawyer: An archive of legal commentary from startup lawyer Yokum Taku.
  • StartupLawyer.com: A legal blog focusing on startup issues.
  • AVC.com: Blog about business and venture capital by Fred Wilson, managing partner of Union Square Ventures.
  • Founders Workbench: A resource for startups that includes an automated legal document generator and articles about common startup legal issues.
  • Startup Law Talk: Should you choose LLC, C corporation or S corporation?

These sites are for informational purposes only and should not be taken as legal advice on any particular set of facts or circumstances. You should contact an attorney for advice on specific legal issues.

Resources at Baiada

We can help connect you to the legal resources you need to get your venture off the ground.