New! Startup Resources: Informal Legal Advice for Business Owners

Do you have questions about the legal aspects of starting a company, trademarks, or other business topics that only an attorney can answer? Nevada County Tech Connection (NCTC) is proud to introduce “Startup Resources” for business owners who need some legal guidance, but aren’t in the position to shell out for a consultation with a lawyer.

The Startup Resources section on the NCTC website features information about the biggest mistakes you can make when starting a company, an explanation of preferred stock, how to value your start-up, and so much more. Startup Resource curator Eric Little has worked as a staff attorney at the SEC in Washington D.C., Shearman & Sterling in New York and EMC.  Most recently he was with Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in Palo Alto California where he was responsible for analyzing the pre-money valuations and deal terms of thousands of WSGR start-up clients. Recently, he opened an office for the practice of technology law at the Tech Hub in Nevada City.

“Startups rarely have a lot of money to hire lawyers,” said Little. “I want to find ways to help people on an informal basis. Some things, like trademarks, you may be able to do yourself with just a little guidance.” Little sees the Startup Resources section of the website as a community effort. He encourages business owners to write in and suggest topics that they want to hear about, and attorneys to send ideas for guest posts.

Read through our Startup Resources or submit your topic ideas here.