Our Services

We support emerging companies through a streamlined approach to developing businesses. We recognize that practical and effective guidance can be particularly valuable to entrepreneurs and early stage investors. We take a multidisciplinary approach to supporting our clients and are active in organizations that promote entrepreneurship and innovation.

General Corporate Support

  • Entity formation
  • Negotiation and documentation of initial arrangements involving founders
  • Equity incentive plan design and implementation
  • Preparation of corporate governance documents and authorizations tailored to specific needs
  • Providing experience-based strategic business advice and forward-looking guidance

Innovation Development and Licensing

  • Drafting and negotiation of technology licensing arrangements
  • Documentation and negotiation of other IP licensing arrangements
  • Review and shaping of all critical early-stage commercial contract frameworks

Trademark, Copyrights & Trade Secrets

  • Registration, maintenance & protection of valuable trademarks
  • Documentation and protection of copyrights for content and design
  • Protection and leveraging of trade secrets
  • Review and protection of other forms of IP with the help of selected experts

Employment Law & Counseling

  • Executive compensation and key person retention
  • ERISA matters
  • Compliance with applicable state and federal employment and workplace regulations
  • Insights into competitive trends in human resource retention and enhancement

Tax Strategy & Planning

  • Choice of entity
  • Equity structures and incentives
  • Cross-border agreements, joint ventures, and other special situations
  • Strategic advice related to forward-looking strategies

Client experience is at the forefront of every early-stage company’s mind; it is at Goulston & Storrs, also. Each client receives consistent partner-level attention on all matters, and we routinely ask for feedback on how we’re doing. In addition, we focus on supporting our clients’ business beyond providing legal service including facilitating critical introductions to potential investors, customers & others in our clients’ business ecosystems. 

We offer Packaged Legal Services and value the introductions we can make to other valuable, seasoned experts within the startup community.