It takes a special type of person to become an entrepreneur. Someone with determination, passion, confidence and vision.
NEXT powered by Shulman Rogers was built by startup lawyers with deep experience acting as general counsel for a wide variety of startups. We’re dedicated to helping our clients achieve success.
OUR PREDICTABLE AND REASONABLE FEES
NEXT offers over 70 fixed price packages covering a broad range of legal needs of startup companies; including formation, financings, intellectual property, employment, compensation, and much more. We continue to develop and add more packages on a regular basis.
For matters that are not covered by one of our existing fixed price packages we will either (1) create a custom fixed package, (2) provide a detailed estimate with a hard or soft cap, or (3) bill hourly but at rates that are typically almost half of the hourly rates charged by the large national law firms.
OUR CLIENT SERVICES TEAM STRUCTURE
NEXT clients receive legal guidance and services through a high-touch, hands-on legal services team approach. We recognize the importance of regular access to seasoned attorneys with the experience to guide clients from both legal and strategic perspectives. As a result, each project is led by a Senior attorney and may include an associate and paralegal. Each client also receives a legal customer relationship manager, who is a member of the NEXT team and helps to coordinate legal needs. In addition, as a client of NEXT, you will always have regular access to one of the Chairs of the NEXT practice group.
OUR TECHNOLOGY PLATFORM
NEXT utilizes a variety of premier cloud-based technology tools provided by top national brands. These tools allow your NEXT team to assist you in managing areas including legal board governance (Nasdaq Boardvantage), cap table (Carta), and communications (Ushare – a portal that provides the ability to upload documents, request legal tasks, message a question, and conference with shared screens). NEXT also uses other cloud-based tools such as BOX, GoogleDocs, SignNow, and AXDraft to make working together more collaborative, responsive, and efficient.
OUR MARKETPLACE PARTNERS
NEXT recognizes the need by every company to add key business support services at critical growth milestones. Our Marketplace Partners are carefully identified service providers in accounting, finance, sales, marketing, branding, product development, IT and beyond. There is no fee for this service and NEXT has zero monetary interest. We feel it is a benefit for our clients to be able to readily ascertain the right partner for them and focus more time on their company’s success.
OUR VALUE-ADD EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS
NEXT offers a broad range of webinars, pitch coaching (through our PitchMasters Workshop) and educational content targeted to the needs of startup and emerging growth companies. We currently work with a wide variety of national and regional startup groups, accelerators, incubators, investment groups, family offices, and VCs.