Business & Corporate Legal Services

Business & Corporate Law

We know firsthand how difficult it can be to start and grow a business. That is, in our business and corporate law practice, we strive to work by three guiding principles: 

(1) To clearly communicate with our clients about their goals and options; (2) To provide the highest quality legal work as quickly and efficiently as possible; and (3) To remain efficient and cost-conscious at all times.


As a business law firm, one that has served thousands of business clients, we understand the challenges entrepreneurs and businesses of all sizes face. Our skilled attorneys have decades of combined experience helping fast-growing businesses identify issues, address legal requirements, and overcome potential obstacles as they innovate and grow. We work with businesses of all sizes, with a focus on companies in the technology industry.

Our business law services include the same types of legal services you might expect to receive from a corporate attorney at a large law firm. However, as a boutique firm, we are able to be nimble and focused, offering precise yet practical advice and guidance to companies in any stage of the business lifecycle.

We go beyond merely helping get your business up and running. In addition to providing entity formation guidance and services, we handle a range of business operations matters for clients, including assisting with legal contracts and agreements and consulting services. Our clients also rely on our experience and advice when they need a corporate law attorney to help with transactional matters such as mergers and acquisitions, sales and distribution matters, intellectual property, and more. On the employment front, we can help protect your organization from potential risks related to HR and employment law issues.

You may need a corporate law firm to help ensure you meet the stringent federal and state documentation and filing requirements associated with raising capital and issuing securities, as well as managing investor relations communications and related requirements. Founders Legal can help you maintain compliance with what can seem like an ever-changing regulatory landscape.

Companies of all sizes, across all industries, also rely on our experience and on our reputation as a trustworthy, knowledgeable business partner to deliver corporate education and training on a range of topics including corporate culture and intellectual property, as well as capital raising and crowdfunding.

The Tenets of Our Corporate Practice

A surprising number of businesses take very few steps to make sure that the corporate governance of their business is properly established and licensed, and clearly written to limit their liability and effectively manage their organization. Contact our business law group to learn how we can help your business establish its corporate governance documents and procedures, and prepare for all stages of the business life cycle—from establishment, to partnership to exit.

Access to capital is very often one of the first (and, sometimes, the last) challenges many businesses face. Further, the capital raising process can present, in different forms, at all life cycles of a business. Investors from all different groups—including friends & family, angel investors, private equity, and crowd funders—can have very different expectations about what makes a company ‘investible’. We help our clients navigate these challenges at every stage of the capital raising process.

Our business law practice built its reputation on being thought leaders in our space and providing interesting, informative and engaging content for audiences in a variety of contexts. We continue that tradition by regularly conducting lectures, CLEs and speaking engagements for small and large groups. We welcome the opportunity to speak with your organization, employees, or stakeholders on any of the topics below, which we offer in one-time lecture or series formats, to fit different needs.

Corporate Counsel

Entity Formation

  • Entity Selection and Business Formation (profit and non-profit) – Corporations (S, C & B-Corps), LLCs, Partnerships
  • Governing Document Drafting & Review – Articles, Bylaws, Operating Agreements, Partnership Agreements, Shareholders’ Agreements
  • Founders & Employee Restricted Stock or Vesting Agreements
  • Preparation of Stock Option/Stock Issuance Plans and Agreements
  • Optimal Tax Planning and Preparation

Business Ops

  • Comprehensive Contract Drafting, Review, & Negotiation
  • Mergers, Acquisitions or Sale of Business Transactions
  • Complex Commercial Liability Consulting
  • General Business Consulting
  • Corporate Dissolution and Winding-up
  • Software and Website Development Agreements
  • Website Terms of Use and Privacy Policies
  • Product Conditions of Use Agreements
  • Privacy and Security Laws


  • Mergers, Acquisitions or Sale of Business Transactions
  • Structuring of U.S. & International Business Transactions
  • Asset Purchase Agreements/Transactions
  • Stock Purchase Agreements/Transactions
  • Intellectual Property Licensing Agreements
  • Sales and Distribution Agreements
  • Non-Disclosure, Confidentiality and Non-Disparagement Agreements

Employment & HR

  • Offer Letters for At-Will Employees
  • Employment, Independent Contractor and Consulting Agreements
  • Employee Non-Compete and Non-Solicitation Agreements
  • Intellectual Property Assignment and Protection
  • Employee Policy, Procedure and Best Practices Manuals

Corporate Education & Training

Corporate Culture

  • Corporate Seminar Series – Legal Basics for Professionals.
  • Corporate Seminar Series – Recurring Lectures in Legal “Hot Topics”.
  • Cultivating and Responding to Different “Styles of Influence”
  • Basic and Advanced Legal Topics in Human Resources
  • Corporate Secretary Training
  • Complying with the Securities Laws – Public Company Series
  • Understanding Fiduciary Responsibilities – Board Training

Intellectual Property

  • Identification of IP Assets, including Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, and Trade Secrets
  • Due Diligence and Freedom to Operate Assessments
  • Brand Engagement and Management
  • Intellectual Property Protection for Management and Staff
  • Emerging Trends in Enterprise Technology

Capital Raising & Crowd Funding

  • Pitch Practice & Presentation Skill Cultivation
  • Basics of Capital Raising Legal Concepts
  • Understanding Your Crowd – Designing Winning Campaigns
  • Managing Crowdfund Investors and Stakeholders

Business & Corporate Law Group

Elizabeth Weibush

Firm Administrator

Cody King