The Startup Law Playbook

The Startup Law Playbook

by Scott Edward Walker, Tiffanie Wen

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Overview

Best Practices & Advice From the "Entrepreneur's Lawyer," Scott Edward Walker.

This eBook is an organized and structured compilation of Scott's Edward Walker's best advice and practices from his blog, walkercorporatelaw.com/blog. For entrepreneurs of all sorts, The Startup Law Playbook is a roadmap for all legal issues and concerns related to startup endeavors.

Scott is the founder and CEO of Walker Corporate Law Group, PLLC, a boutique corporate law firm specializing in the representation of entrepreneurs. Scott has over 17 years of broad corporate law experience, including nearly eight years at two prominent New York City law firms, where he represented major multinational corporations and financial institutions in billion-dollar transactions.

Known as the “entrepreneur’s lawyer,” Scott launched Walker Corporate Law Group in 2004 and has built a strong team of lawyers who are committed to helping entrepreneurs succeed, with offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York City and Washington, D.C.

Chapter Outline:

Introduction

Letter To Readers

Chapter 1: Launching A Venture 101 — Formation Issues

10 things to get you thinking like a lawyer

Chapter 2: Show Me The Money! Raising Capital

Dealing with investors & securities laws

The Top 10 Dos & Don’ts For Raising Capital

Chapter 3: But I Don’t Know Any Angels!

Where to go if you’re not connected

Chapter 4: Pitching Your Potential

5 common mistakes to avoid in your pitch deck

Chapter 5: Doing Deals Like The “Big Boys”

How to negotiate like a big industry player

Chapter 6: Who Gets What?

5 tips for founder vesting & splitting equity

Chapter 7: How Do I Value My Startup?

Figuring out what your company is worth to investors

Chapter 8: Issuing Stock Options

10 tips for entrepreneurs

Chapter 9: Minority Stockholder Rights

Get familiar with state law rights

Chapter 10: How To Cut Your Legal Bills In Half

& Should you use your investor’s lawyer?

Chapter 11: Conclusion

Guts, Desire and Passion

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781478300489
Publisher: Hyperink
Publication date: 12/21/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 43
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Scott Edward Walker is the founder and CEO of Walker Corporate Law Group, PLLC, a boutique corporate law firm specializing in the representation of entrepreneurs. Scott has over 17 years of broad corporate law experience, including nearly eight years at two prominent New York City law firms, where he represented major multinational corporations and financial institutions in billion-dollar transactions. Known as the “entrepreneur's lawyer,” Scott launched Walker Corporate Law Group in 2004 and has built a strong team of lawyers who are committed to helping entrepreneurs succeed, with offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York City and Washington, D.C. You can follow him on Twitter as @ScottEdWalker or check out his blog at: http://walkercorporatelaw.com/blog/. Book edited by Tiffanie Wen

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