Are you searching for the best legal advice for the review and negotiation of a startup employment contract or agreement? Have you been offered stock options or equity and not really sure what it means or how much your going to get? Or, have you been handed an independent contractor agreement or scope of work or work for hire agreement where the startup is looking for you to perform some service such as software development or building an app in exchange for receiving stock or options? Perhaps you have to achieve certain milestones before you are issued stock and your confused about what you will actually receive.
Startup Employment Agreements Contracts Negotiations Attorney Andrew S. Bosin represents and provides legal advice to startup founders & employees regarding every aspect of Startup Employment Contracts and Agreements. Typically, founders of technology, software, saas, healthcare and IT startups do not enter into employment agreements or employment related contracts with their own startups. This process usually commences when VC type investors come into the picture and want to make sure that Founders are not going to leave the company so quickly so they usually want a signed contract containing language restricting founders’ stock and other terms.
It is a good idea if no employment contract is signed that Founders execute an employment offer letter with their startup that lays out the general terms and conditions of their employment and states that they are “at-will” employees. Also, the Founder should have a defined writing setting forth in clear terms if they will be able to retain their shares in stock that has already vested and for stock that might not have vested at the time they leave the company. Founders should also enter into agreements with their startup such as a non-disclosure agreements (NDA) and non-compete – non-solicitation agreements promising to keep the company’s information confidential and assigning their rights to any intellectual property, trade secrets or confidential information to the company and, in most states, agree not to compete with the company for a period of time following their employment or solicit other employees and founders to leave the startup.
In his startup employment agreement law practice group, Andrew provides legal advice and counsels startups and their employees on every possible legal issue including but not limited to:
• Job Offer Terms Sheets
• Restricted Stock Equity Agreements
• Founders Restricted Stock Agreements
• Vesting of Equity and Options
• Deferred Compensation
• Bonus and Salary
• Business Entity Formation | Incorporation
• Delaware C Corporation | Bylaws
• LLC’s | Operating Agreements
• Employment Contracts
• Independent Contractor Agreements
• Non-Compete Agreements | NDA’s
• Licensing and intellectual property (IP) agreements
Please call Andrew for a free legal consultation at 201-446-9643.
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Startup Employment Contracts Attorney Andrew S. Bosin is located in New Jersey just outside of New York City and has a nationwide Startup Law Firm serving clients in New Jersey, New York, Buffalo, Queens, Manhattan, New York City, Westchester County, Islip, Oyster Bay, Rochester, Utica, New Rochelle, Tonawanda, White Plains, Binghamton, Saratoga Springs, Rockland County, Brooklyn, Long Island, Albany, Syracuse, Suffolk County, Nassau County, Bronx, Staten Island, Allentown, Scranton, Lancaster, Harrisburg, State College, College Station, Boston, Hartford, Providence, Connecticut, Atlanta, Chicago, Washington D.C., Dallas, Florida, Ohio, California, Austin, Texas, Maryland, North Carolina, Massachusetts, Colorado, Utah, Oregon, San Antonio, Austin, San Diego, Los Angeles, Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Houston, Salt Lake City, Toledo, Akron, Dayton, Provo, Portland, San Jose, Miami, Tampa, St. Petersburg, Ft. Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Broward County, Dade County, Newark, Delaware, College Park, MD, Cook County, Phoenix, Denver, Boulder, Ft. Collins, Nashville, Memphis, Kansas City, Raleigh, Charlotte, Indianapolis, Boise, Eugene, Manchester, Burlington, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Rhode Island, Boca Raton, Arlington, Virginia, Alexandria, Virginia, Reston, McLean, Cambridge, Quincy, Riverside, San Bernadino, Minneapolis, St. Louis, Cleveland, Columbus, Baltimore, Sacramento, Cincinnati, Orlando, Las Vegas, Round Rock, San Marcos, Louisville, Richmond, Tempe, Southbend, Bloomington, Knoxville, Oxford, Tuscon, Long Beach, Ames, Ft. Collins, Lawrence, Blacksburg, Charlottesville, Champaign, Oklahoma City, Birmingham, Salt Lake City, Baltimore, Mobile, Alabama, Utah, Washington, Seattle, Oregon, Portland, Eugene, Sacramento, Pittsburgh, Wake County, King County, Redmond, Kirkland, Bellevue, San Mateo County, Contra Costa County, Cupertino, Los Gatos, Sunnyvale, Mecklenburg County, Jacksonville, Gainesville, Boynton Beach, Orange County, Palo Alto, Harris County, Waco, Columbia, Missouri, Tarrant County, Bucks County, Lehigh County, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Burlington, Portland, Maine, Manchester, Concord, Nashua, Cambridge, London, Paris, UK, England, Dublin, Scotland, Edinborough, Amsterdam, Germany, Munich, Berlin, Madrid, EU, European Union, Spain, Austria, Vienna, Geneva.