And, we're off! Welcome to the Start-Up Launchpad blog. Jason and I are attorneys at the Davis Brown Law Firm in Des Moines, Iowa. Jason is a tax attorney who handles a wide variety of corporate matters and I specialize in intellectual property law. Our experience working with startup companies has revealed a few things about entrepreneurs:
- You are so passionate about your concept that it's hard to take time to focus on the legal needs of a new business;
- You want results quickly, including quick turn-around from your legal team; and
- You don't like the traditional law firm method of billing by the
hour because you are not sure what your final bill will look like.
As a result, we have developed two concepts targeted for startups and emerging businesses designed to address these issues.
First, we have created Start-Up Success, a program that provides
strategic advice and legal services that we believe every new business
should obtain. The Start-Up Success bundle of services is offered for a
flat-fee so that you always know how much your legal services will cost.
Our second concept resides at www.thestartuplaunchpad.com. Through the site, you can register to become a client and obtain online access to customized forms, educational materials and checklists
that are targeted to startups. Our online forms also allow you to
submit information to us that we use to create legal documents that are
customized exactly for you. And, because we have developed an entirely
new and efficient workflow process, we can generally create your
customized legal documents quicker and at a lower cost than we have
traditionally been able to offer.
and many other documents. To date, we have at least thirty different
forms, checklists and educational materials on the web and we intend to
add to that stock over time. Our educational materials and checklists
are generally free and the customized legal forms are offered for a
We will use this blog to write about legal topics that are relevant for
founders, startups and emerging companies and will identify things you
should and should not do as a business owner as they relate to various
legal issues. If you have any topics that you would like us to post on
or items that you would like us to add to the website, please let us know.