Startup lawyers

Start up lawyer

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Startup lawyers

Bringing your idea into reality is exciting, however dealing with legal issues at the start of your journey is unfortunately not a priority for many startups.

We know that navigating your way through the legal requirements and obligations required for your startup can be challenging.

That’s why our friendly and experienced startup lawyers provide bespoke legal solutions that can assist you with all aspects of your new business.

Our startup legal services include legal help with: intellectual property, trade mark registration, privacy law compliance, data protection policies, drafting and reviewing commercial documents, payment terms and conditions, employment contracts, ecommerce, and more.

Why Progressive Legal?

At Progressive Legal, we are dedicated to providing startup businesses with customised legal advice and solutions, and pride ourselves on providing relationship-driven legal services and transparent pricing.

At Progressive Legal, we:

  • Provide expert legal advice with fast turnarounds and fixed fees
  • Offer tailored legal documents to growing Australian businesses
  • Deliver obligation-free quotes
  • Offer payment arrangements that work with your budget
  • Focus on both effective communication and cost-efficient delivery.

Startup lawyer SydneyWe’ll help you navigate your way to startup success.

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While you build your business, we can help you with:

Startup law FAQs

What does a startup lawyer do?

A startup lawyer can help you navigate all the legal requirements associated with starting and scaling your business.

This includes advice on:

  • how to incorporate
  • how to create a shareholding structure
  • bringing on investors
  • how to protect your IP.

Startup lawyers will provide you with specific legal advice according to your circumstances. By doing so, you will not only be protected against any potential legal issues that may arise, you can also ensure the ongoing growth and sustainability of your startup business.

What legal services do startups need?

A few legal services that startups require include:

  • Ensuring that the business complies with relevant laws and regulations such as the Australian Competition and Consumer Act 2010.
  • Determining the most appropriate business structure (Soletrader, Partnership, Company, Trust)
  • Legal support on intellectual property, trade marks and copyright
  • Assistance with legal documentation such as privacy policies and data protection policies
  • Setting up employment contracts with employees and contractor agreements with contractors
  • Drafting a tailored set of Terms and Conditions with your customers, and
  • Disclaimers specific to your business.

When should a startup hire a lawyer?

It is a good idea for companies to use a startup lawyer as early as possible. Ideally, it should be the first thing that you do for your business.

By engaging a startup lawyer in the beginning, you give your startup a chance to avoid any legal hassles such as liabilities, disputes and legal issues that may arise in the future.

What is the best legal structure for a startup?

Structuring your startup properly and effectively from the onset is vital. The type of structure you choose will not only affect the way you do business, but it will also be critical when it comes to bringing in partners and raising funds.

In addition, the legal structure for your startup will also have implications for asset protection, tax liabilities and more. It is imperative that all these factors are considered before deciding on your legal structure.

Depending on the risk profile of the business, it may even be prudent to set up that type of structure right from the start, before you even start trading!

Here are the four main business structures to consider for your startup:

Sole trader: A sole trader is an individual who owns and runs the business. They are entirely responsible for the business’ losses.

Partnership: A partnership of 2 or more people sharing the operation, income and losses of a business.

Company: A company is a separate legal entity operated by directors and owned by shareholders. The company owns all business money and assets, incurs losses and can be sued. A company has increased funding options to raise capital. Find out more about incorporating into a company here.

Trust: This structure has a trustee holding your business for the benefit of others (the beneficiaries). A trustee can be a person or a company, and is responsible for everything in the trust, including income and losses.

“Progressive Legal have helped with our startup business. Through the process they have kept me in the loop with prompt and friendly communication. They explain the legal stuff in a way I can understand! We will definitely use them for any of our future business needs.”

Kris Slifierz, Oz Cradles

Get expert advice for your startup

Do you need help understanding your legal rights and responsibilities to ensure your startup succeeds? Get in touch with us today for a no-obligation free quote, by calling the number below or leaving a message in the contact form on this page.