Starting and growing your business presents a wide array of legal challenges. Our startup lawyers work with entrepreneurs to launch and grow successful business ventures and regularly advise entrepreneurs in NYC and beyond on a wide range of legal matters, including implementing efficient corporate, tax and financing structures. Our clients value our diligence, attention to detail and dedication to their businesses.


Represented fashion startup as general counsel in connection with various legal matters – joint ventures, agency agreements, new partnerships, signing new designers, re-structuring and corporate governance, setting up incentive compensation plan for employees, intellectual property matters, including registering trademarks and handling licensing arrangements

Advised European-based water filtration company in connection with US market entry and establishing production facility and operations in US

Represented successful tech startup in connection with converting an existing NJ LLC into a DE corporation with a super-voting stock for founders and a non-voting restricted stock for employees

Structured and negotiated the terms for complex share acquisition and swap transaction between blockchain startup and successful early-stage Israeli tech company, including future buy-out provisions, conversions of outstanding SAFEs and options and the distribution of tokens upon a successful completion of the security token offering

Advised foreign-based startup in connection with US market entry, including corporate and tax matters, incentive compensation arrangements, commercial leasing and intellectual property

Represented investor in connection with Series A financing round in a successful UK-based biotech company, including providing corporate and financial due diligence, review and negotiation of subscription documents, convertible loan agreement and future participation rights

Represented B2B / B2C blockchain freelance platform in the process of raising capital through Regulation D and S offerings to US and non-US investors, including reviewing and analyzing the white paper and the project, preparing the private placement memorandum (PPM), and subscription agreements, providing guidance regarding the process of investor accreditation as well as AML/KYC checks, and filing Form D with SEC

Assisted client with structuring and launching a health technology crowdfunding platform, including guiding the client through several rounds of capital raise

Represented client in connection with a pre-seed investment in a gaming startup, including performing corporate due diligence, negotiating a term sheet and structuring the convertible note

Advised premier New York brokerage firm on all legal matters, including commercial leasing, intellectual property, corporate matters, employment matters and handling all disputes in connection with business operations

Represented Series A investor in a financing round for a biotech start-up, including providing corporate, management and financial due diligence

We strive to provide exceptional service, valuable advice and effective solutions for our clients throughout their full business cycles – from formation to angel and venture financing to IPO. We make it our priority to understand the industry, business and client’s goals to develop tailored and effective strategies to suit their needs.

We leverage our corporate and industry experience assisting startups, as our clientele also includes established businesses, corporations and their directors and shareholders, US and foreign investors, and other successful entrepreneurs and businesses.

Our services offered to startups and emerging companies include:

  • Advising on appropriate business structures;
  • Assisting in setting-up corporate and organizational systems;
  • Preparing agreements for founders to reinforce/solidify their relationship and to avoid future disputes;
  • Protecting intellectual property rights by registering trademarks and copyrights and drafting confidentiality agreements to protect trade secrets;
  • Handling employment matters, including drafting employment contracts and incentive compensation agreements;
  • Guiding entrepreneurs through various rounds of financing, from angel level to venture capital;
  • Providing full support to our clients in their strategic deals – mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and spin-offs;
  • Preparing successful companies for IPOs.

As entrepreneurs ourselves, we recognize and appreciate the fast-paced schedule and hard work it takes to develop from an idea into a thriving business.

For more information about our services for startups,

please contact Dilendorf & Khurdayan by sending an email or calling us at 212.457.9797.


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