Strategic Guidance For Startups And Emerging Companies

Startups are the foundation of a thriving economy. Yet they face countless challenges in highly competitive domestic and global marketplaces.

At The Jin Law Group in New York City, we understand the many business and legal challenges that emerging companies confront. Our wide breadth of experience counseling fledgling businesses — as well as the venture capital and investment banking firms that serve them — gives us in-depth insight into how to meet clients' needs.

We provide strategic advice to startup and emerging companies and their founding teams with respect to the following:

  • Selecting the right business entity, whether a limited liability partnership (LLP), limited liability company (LLC), S corporation, C corporation, professional company (PC), professional limited liability company (PLLC) or nonprofit organization
  • Preparing and filing the appropriate organizational documents
  • Negotiating and drafting founders' agreements
  • Obtaining financing through private equity, venture capital, angel investing and other strategic investment avenues
  • Understanding the differences between common stock (common equity) and preferred stock (preferred equity)
  • Understanding liquidation preferences, anti-dilution provisions, convertible equity, conversion ratios, pre-money evaluations, post-money evaluations, tag-along rights and drag-along rights
  • Pursuing alternative and initial public offerings
  • Safeguarding and leveraging business assets through licensing and intellectual property protection strategies
  • Negotiating, preparing and reviewing buy-sell agreements
  • Developing and implementing strategic business alliances, joint ventures and sale transactions
  • Navigating employment law matters, including retirement and health care benefits, workers' compensation, stock options, executive compensation and best practices for working with boards of directors
  • Securing intellectual property rights through copyrights, trademarks, trade secret protections, noncompete agreements, confidentiality agreements and other safeguards
  • Ensuring compliance with complex state and federal securities regulations
  • Handling legal disputes, including business and commercial litigation
  • Addressing day-to-day corporate governance and other ongoing legal issues

Our lawyers are well-versed not only in New York law, but also in the legal landscape affecting multistate and international commerce. With a special focus on Chinese, Korean and Japanese law, we are especially equipped to assist clients conducting business in the Far East.

Efficient And Effective

As a boutique firm with in-depth experience in this niche area, we maximize efficiency to provide more effective legal counsel. For example, our attorneys leverage the latest technologies such as deals databases and an extensive forms system. This approach allows us to offer flexible fee arrangements for business clients in the early stages of development.

To learn more about how we can help your enterprise flourish, please call 646-863-9110 or contact us online.