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Shulman Rogers offers Shulman Rogers NEXT, a specialized legal program designed to meet the unique needs of seed and early-stage companies through fixed and managed fee packages. Learn more here.

Shulman Rogers has a long history of providing quality legal services to entrepreneurs, startup companies 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 startup companies and work closely with clients in all aspects of their formation and development to help position them for growth and success.  Our established relationships with financing sources, vendors and potential strategic business partners have enabled us to add value for our clients in addition to our legal expertise. 

Services We Offer to Startup Companies Include:

  • Review and feedback as to business plans and business feasibility
  • Advice as to the choice of business entity
  • Entity formation and legal organization
  • Identifying, and introduction to, financing sources
  • Negotiation and documentation of financing
  • Assistance with investor presentations
  • Preparation of form contracts and business agreements
  • Preparation of employment agreements for key personnel
  • Preparation of non-compete, non-solicitation and confidentiality agreements for key personnel
  • Development and protection of intellectual property
  • Corporate governance structuring and advice
  • Structuring equity and non-equity compensation plans for key personnel
  • Attendance at board meetings and strategic advice
  • Negotiating joint ventures, licensing arrangements and other strategic alliances
  • Formulation and ultimate implementation of exit strategies, including sale of business to third party, merger, IPO, leveraged buyout to management and ESOP buyout

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News from NEXT

January 19, 2023

NEXT powered by Shulman Rogers is honored to have been recognized by LegalWeek as a 2023 finalist for Enabling Startup Success and Most Innovative Legal Department. In 2021, NEXT was the LegalWeek Startup Law Firm of the Year and in 2022, NEXT was named a finalist by The American Lawyer for Most Innovative Law Firm.

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The Monthly Blend

February 1, 2021

Check out The Monthly Blend, a new podcast for the DMV startup community hosted by NEXT Chair Anthony Millin and BIG Idea Connectpreneur Founder Tien Wong.

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Shulman Rogers NEXT Participates in The Startup Grind Global Conference

February 11, 2020

Anthony Millin, Chair of Shulman Rogers NEXT, is pleased to attend The Startup Grind Global Conference in Silicon Valley this week as part of a delegation from Maryland.  The group, including about 30 founders, incubator heads, entrepreneurship community leaders and state government officials, will join nearly 10,000 attendees to represent our local startup ecosystem on the national stage.

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