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FAL’s startup lawyers are dedicated to supporting the Australian startup community by providing cost effective legal advice to help get you on your feet. We are passionate about assisting you to turn your big idea into a reality. Our team is committed to simplifying complex law and providing affordable legal advice in many areas. Whether it is commercial and corporate law, intellectual property, employment, tax or other issues that affect startup businesses.
However, we understand that as a startup, you are likely scraping together funding to take your business to the next level. At the same time, you are focused on growing your business idea and developing your products. Let us take the pressure and cost out of your new business.
Our lawyers get to know your business, your goals and your plans for the future. To do so, we will work with you to develop appropriate strategies. These include scaling your business and positively disrupting the market. And lastly, to combat anti-competitive behaviour that you may experience.
Importantly, the most valuable investment for your business is making the right legal decisions from the beginning. Therefore, the correct legal framework is crucial. Whether it is your legal structure, protecting current operations, IP protection, supporting future growth, or ensuring your business is scalable and allows for investment.
IP & Technology
Our startup lawyers can provide advice on all aspects of intellectual property (IP) protection, including trademarks, patents, designs, and copyright.
We also have specialist startup lawyers who understand high-growth tech businesses. This may involve technology licensing arrangements, technology outsourcing and offshoring deals, corporate transactions in the technology and telecommunications. Or even new media or data protection sectors.
Capital and Investments
We also assist our startup clients with raising capital, drafting funding agreements and term sheets. However, our Startup advice extends far beyond the law. Significantly, we have a wide network of clients and startup experts. To name a few, accountants, investors, financial planners, strategic business advisors, private equity advisors and research and development (R&D) grant consultants.
We especially aim to build ongoing working connections in your startup. And particularly, to become a trusted extension of your business.
Our startup lawyers have over 20 years’ experience spanning all areas of Startup law. We have the depth and breadth of the law covered. Firstly, the initial incorporation, business structuring, shareholder agreements, buy sell agreements, registration and compliance. Additionally, we can also advise you on tax and superannuation, insurance or leasing arrangements for premises.
Employment Law for Startups
Startups often employ part-time and casual staff, as well as contractors and clerks in the early stages. Additionally, many startups also use incentive schemes or employee share ownership plans. Consequently, we can help you structure your employment arrangements to increase flexibility as you grow. This may include the scope to issue equity to key employees in a tax effective manner, and for employees to have clearly defined entitlements.
FAL Lawyers startup lawyers can assist with drafting the following documents:
- Terms and Conditions
- Confidentiality Agreement
- Non Disclosure Agreement
- Standard Shareholder Agreement
- Standard Founders Agreement
Cost Effective Startup Legal Advice
We understand that startups are working within a tight budget and we will work with you to prioritise your legal requirements.
Therefore, we provide fixed fees, packages, and flexible payment options tailored to your unique needs and requirements.
To discuss your startup with us book a free consultation with a startup lawyer by getting in touch with us today.