Service Areas

Start-Up Launchpad is an innovative online delivery platform for legal services offered by Dentons Davis Brown PC., an established Iowa law firm located in Des Moines, Iowa.  The product is designed, from top to bottom, with startups and entrepreneurs in mind. Whether you are an entrepreneur, starting a new business, forming an LLC or a corporation, seeking to hire a new employee, or protecting your intellectual property, Start-Up Launchpad provides online access to educational materials, checklists and legal documents and, when a personal touch is needed, it facilitates direct attorney access.


Corporate Law

  • Choice of entity determinations
  • Business entity formations, including limited liability companies (LLCs), S corporations, and C corporations
  • Stock purchase agreements
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Other services

Employment Law

  • Employment agreements
  • Independent contract agreements
  • Confidentiality and invention assignment agreements
  • Noncompetition agreements
  • Stock option and restricted stock arrangements
  • Other services

Intellectual Property

  • Nondisclosure agreements
  • Trademark screening searches
  • Trademark full availability searches
  • Patent searches and attorney opinions
  • Patent applications
  • Invention assignment agreements
  • Other services


  • Angel and venture capital investment structuring
  • Private offering exemptions
  • Private placement memorandums
  • Subscription agreements
  • Preparation and filing exemption notices
  • Registration of public offerings
  • Other services

Software and Cyberlaw

  • Software license agreements
  • Software as a Service (SaaS) agreements
  • Web page terms of service
  • Web page privacy policies
  • Review of software license and assignment agreements prepared by others
  • Other services


  • Employee compensation matters
  • Independent contractor vs. employee classification issues
  • Merger and acquisition structuring
  • Tax compliance
  • Tax controversies
  • Other services