Startup Company Support

Entity Selection and Organization

After guiding the selection of the form of business entity and state of organization, JK Law Group helps founders in planning the structure of the companies to ensure the company’s success through founder agreements, appropriate bylaw, and buy-sell provisions, and, when they are ready, equity incentive (stock option) plans and convertible debt financing arrangements.

Emerging Company Growth

In later stage transactions, our business attorneys assist the emerging company’s growth with general corporate and contract support in areas of sales, staffing, services, partnering, and procurement and intellectual property protection. When appropriate, JK Law Group’s business lawyers help the client partner with talented venture capital or corporate investors through venture capital financing arrangements designed, within prevailing market constraints, to balance founders’ needs and aspirations with those of their selected professional investors.

Exit Phase

During the exit phase, and in advance of the acquirer’s due diligence, JK Law Group assists the corporate client’s organization of — and, as appropriate, correction of deficiencies in — its records and documents in areas of corporate governance, securities compliance, contract compliance and intellectual property rights. We generally guide clients’ negotiation of the legal and risk aspects of their exit agreements, and draft, or participate in drafting, the purchase and sale — or, as applicable, merger — agreements, together with the related ancillary agreements and regulatory filings.

JK Law Group attorneys have managed and completed for corporate clients private to private and private to public purchase and sales transactions upon exit with values ranging from several hundred thousand to many tens of millions of dollars.

Attorneys at JK Law Group represent start up companies and individuals at a wide variety of Business and Corporate Law.

  • Corporate Formation, Organization, and Structure
  • Profit/Non-profit Entity formation
  • Corporate Policy Manual
  • Operating agreement, term Sheet, shareholder agreement, LLC Member Agreement
  • Corporate Finance