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Representing Start-Ups

As a corporate law boutique located next to the UC Berkeley campus, we are uniquely attuned to the legal and financing needs of early stage growth companies. We offer free initial consultations to student-related businesses, and are willing to be flexible in structuring creative payment arrangements for promising enterprises.

Veritas attorneys have years of experience representing start-up and emerging growth companies. We advise on all typical issues facing the early stage company, whether a fast-growth technology or internet innovator seeking venture capital, or a slow-growth family run business. We help with choice and structuring of legal entity, issuance of securities to founders, other service providers and outside investors, protection of intellectual property, including entity names and trademarks, raising capital through bridge loans, seed capital rounds, venture rounds and private placements, and negotiating and drafting technology licenses, supply contracts, reseller and distribution agreements, and independent contractor agreements.

We also advise on appropriate strategies for attracting investment, and the "do's" and "don'ts" of dealing with outside investors.

Veritas has developed an efficient approach to entity formation, issuance of initial equity and creation of the early stage forms of agreements, benefit plans and company charter documents, to address all the normal, recurring legal needs of an early stage entity. We also provide senior advice as needed to insure that each client benefits from our collective experience.