For those of us who have incorporated a start-up and for those of us who are in the process:
(1) did you hire counsel to handle the initial paperwork (i.e., for the initial founders' stock issuance, initial hires, etc.)? (2) if you got counsel, did you choose the firm on price alone or due to potential for long-term service?
I am a lawyer and am just curious how much interest there would be in a firm offering a very low fixed fee just for handling basic incorporation documents below, which would be enough to get a company up and running, if the firm did nothing but that: * Basic employment agreements * NDAs * Bylaws * Certificate of incorporation * Operating agreement * Founder's stock purchase agreements * Checklist of other filings that the start-up would need to make (e.g., to pay sales taxes and get licenses)
The start-up could then use a different higher-priced firm for future work, such as stock offerings to outside investors and expansions.