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Bryan Cave was ranked by PitchBook in multiple league tables in its 2017 Q2 Global League Tables report. According to recently released figures, Bryan Cave is among the top law firms, based on deal counts, in the following eight categories: “Most Active VC Law Firms Global” (tied for 14th) “Most […]

In the final post in our three-part series, we’re examining the specifics involved in extending an employment offer.  Whether it’s your first time or your twenty-first time, making a job offer is exciting−you’ve finally found your ideal candidate and are looking forward to a bright future together! The start of […]

This three-part series highlights the steps startups should take before hiring their first employee.  In this Part Two, we’re diving into the drafting of job descriptions and their use in determining whether a position should be classified as exempt or non-exempt under federal and local wage and hour laws. A […]

So you’ve decided to take your company to the next level by expanding your staff.  Great!  But being an “Employer” under the law is more than just a title, so before you extend your first offer, make sure your startup is set up for success.  Part One of this three […]

Bryan cave team recently interviewed Jason Mendelson of Foundry Group.  Here’s Jason’s tweet about it:  https://twitter.com/jasonmendelson/status/876803655856513024 In Part I of the interview, we talked to Jason about what his experience as a very junior associate during the tech bubble of the late 90’s to early 2000’s and then his transition […]

Every startup wants to be Google or, at the very least, secure an investment from Google Ventures.  Strategic investors, the investment arms of larger parent companies that focus on both financial and strategic returns, often offer tantalizing funding opportunities. But is venture capital money from strategic investors all it’s cracked […]

Bryan Cave achieved multiple rankings in PitchBook’s 2017 Q1 Global League Tables report. According to recently released figures, Bryan Cave is among the top law firms, based on deal counts, in the following eight categories: “Most Active VC Law Firms Global” (tied for 11th) “Most Active in U.S.” by VC […]

Trademarks identify the source of goods and services, and distinguish them from those manufactured, sold or offered by others.  Trademarks represent quality assurance and the goodwill of a business. As such, trademarks: indicate the source of the goods and services; distinguish your company’s product from a competitor’s product; assist consumers […]

As any early stage company trying to grow in today’s technology-driven world, with constantly evolving regulations governing cyberspace, it is imperative that you take steps to implement best practices early on.  One reason to do it is to avoid the unnecessary cost and expense of potential ADA claims that have […]

When companies are in their earliest stages, the founders and advisors often serve the company as shareholders, directors, and officers.  However, each role has distinct responsibilities and it is important for founders to be mindful of the particular hat they are wearing at any particular moment and to observe the […]