Startup Counseling

Hundreds of new businesses start up every year in the San Francisco Bay Area alone, and it has been estimated that up to 80% of them fail and close for good within the first two years of operation. What is the secret then of the successful 20%?

Having a solid startup lawyer in San Francisco on your team and implementing a well-designed strategic plan for growth can set you up to join the prosperous minority! At Primum Law Group, our San Francisco business formation attorneys are committed to helping you create a startup that will last and prosper, will operating in the most effective manner possible. Entrepreneurs should benefit from the guidance of an experienced business startup lawyers in San Francisco and rest easy at night knowing their future is in good hands.

There are obviously many matters to consider when building a new business, and our San Francisco business formation attorneys are here to help with issues such as:

  • Formation of corporate entities (LLCs, C- or S-corporations, etc.) and other business structures
  • Gathering all required documentation and ensuring correctness and completion
  • Crafting commercial contracts and agreements that hold up to challenges
  • Employment and human resources counseling; drafting contracts and other personnel-related procedures
  • Organizing stockholder options, outside investments, and agreements amongst company founders
  • Timing trademark and other intellectual property (IP) registration and protection
  • Creation corporate governance structures, policies, and procedures
  • Tech startup advice

If you want to create a business that will stand the test of time and all sorts of marketplace challenges and bring you financial stability for years to come, Primum Law Group startup attorneys are here to help you get the right start. Do not attempt to form or launch your new business without consulting an experienced startup attorney in San Francisco. Reach out to us today to see how we can get your new company off the ground running – and prospering quickly.



As business lawyers, we love innovation and entrepreneurship. We work with seed- and early- stage companies and startups, helping them refine business, financing and technology strategies to help enable rapid growth.

We offer start-ups in their first year a comprehensive legal start-up package for the formation corporation structured for a venture capital investment. We provide this package for a fixed fee of $1,500 plus applicable fee.

As experienced startup lawyers, we understand no startup is the same so your business may not need everything listed below. In that case, call one of our business startup attorneys to discuss your needs and to price other options.

This Legal Startup Package for Entrepreneurs and Startups consists of the following documents and services:

Incorporation, Organization and Qualification

  • Reservation of corporate name
  • Preparation and filing of Certificate of Incorporation
  • Preparation of Bylaws and Certificate of Secretary
  •  * Preparation of Action By Incorporator (if needed)
  •    Preparation of Organizational Board Consent regarding organization and corporate governance matters.
  •  Preparation and filing of Form SS-4 Application for Employer Identification Number (and state tax application for state where the business is located)
  • Preparation of a Corporate Ledger
  •  Preparation of form of Indemnification Agreement for the directors
  •  Preparation of Founders’ Restricted Stock Purchase Agreements for up to four Founders (with standard vesting terms)
  •  Preparation of a Template of Stock Certificate for stockholders
  •  * Preparation of 83(b) Elections for Founders (only if the stocks are not vested)

Capitalization Matters

  • Preparation of Founders’ Restricted Stock Purchase
  • Agreements for up to four Founders (with standard vesting terms)
  • Preparation of Stock Certificates and Receipts for up to four Founders
  • Preparation of 83(b) Elections for Founders

Employment and Consulting Matters

  • Preparation of form of At-Will Employment Offer Letter with Confidentiality and IP Assignment provisions

Intellectual Property Matters

  • Preparation of form of Mutual (2-Way) Nondisclosure Agreement (NDA)
    •  Preparation of Assignment of intellectual property from Founders to the company

In addition to these documents and filings, we also provide one hour of advice and consultation with a startup attorney and/or document review and negotiation on matters of your choice. These latter may include topics such as employment; real estate (office or store leases); intellectual property; venture capital and/or angel investor term sheets; private placement memorandums (PPMs); fund raising; business plans; negotiating, reviewing, drafting, and execution of other business related agreements.

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