Shulman Rogers has a long history of providing quality legal services to entrepreneurs, start-ups and emerging companies in a wide variety of industries including publishing, information technology, retail, food service, communications, life sciences, healthcare, insurance, real estate, manufacturing and product distribution.
We understand the needs of start-up companies and work closely with clients in all aspects of their formation and development to help position them for growth and success. In addition to our legal expertise, our established relationships with financing sources, vendors and potential strategic business partners have enabled us to add value for our clients.
We Understand Your Needs
Shulman Rogers NEXT aligns the delivery of legal services with the needs of start-up and emerging growth companies. NEXT services are designed and delivered through fixed-price packages and fixed monthly pricing to maximize predictability for entrepreneurs and provide an affordable and sustainable model for consuming legal services.
Our NEXT team members have founded, run and invested in early stage companies and understand business from the perspective of entrepreneurs and investors, and employ that firsthand experience to further the success of your business.
We Help You Get Started
Our Business Planning team reviews and provides feedback on business plans and business feasibility, advises start-up clients regarding the choice of business entity, and guides their entity formation and legal organization.
Applying their various legal disciplines and business acumen, our Business Planning attorneys help guide companies through their entire life cycle. Having advised a wide variety of businesses through formation, growth and disposition, they are well equipped to help our start up clients plan to achieve their goals for each of those phases.
We Support Your Growth
The attorneys in our Business and Financial Services Department are dedicated to providing clients with coordinated legal counsel across a wide array of legal practices. Our interdisciplinary team of highly-skilled attorneys, many of whom bring years of experience from the country’s largest law firms, is able to efficiently and adeptly address our clients’ challenges, providing customized results for every situation. Our attorneys support clients by identifying, and introducing them to a variety of financing sources, assisting with investor presentations and negotiating and documenting financing agreements. They also assist in the preparation of form contracts and business agreements, provide strategic advice and counsel on daily operations, negotiate joint ventures, licensing arrangements and other strategic alliances and attend board meetings.
We Help You Secure Capital
The Commercial Finance attorneys at Shulman Rogers have extensive experience in a broad array of corporate finance transactions on behalf of companies seeking financing. The companies we represent range in size from start-up companies to significant private and public companies, and their transactions can range in size from under $1 million to well in excess of $300 million.
The Small Business Lending team supports clients navigating the rigorous process of securing the approval, underwriting and closing of SBA loans, assisting them as they gather the necessary documents and develop the required financial projections.
We Safeguard Your Team
Our Employment and Labor Law attorneys focus on helping clients successfully navigate through the increasingly complex and ever-changing landscape of laws affecting their issues. Our team takes a pro-active approach to alerting our clients to changes and developments in the law and advising them regarding how to appropriately adapt to these changes. Our Employment Law Group supports start-ups in the preparation of employment handbooks, employment agreements , non-compete, non-solicitation and confidentiality agreements and structuring equity and non-equity compensation plans for key personnel.
The Employment Law Group also works closely with clients to identify and solve their workplace concerns and issues before they become disputes. Disputes, unfortunately, do arise, however, and when they do, we vigorously represent clients in resolving those disputes, including in proceedings before local, state and federal administrative agencies and courts.
We Establish and Protect Your Intellectual Property Rights
Our Intellectual Property Law team understands the vital importance of protecting and defending, as well as commercializing and licensing, proprietary rights that may include patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade dress, images, brands, services and domain names of our clients.
Our Intellectual Property attorneys help entrepreneurs and start-ups increase public recognition and distinguish their identities, products, and services from those of competitors, while safeguarding these valuable proprietary rights and assets from unfair competition.