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Start Up, Intellectual Property, and Securities Lawyers

Business Counsel / Startup Incubation


Providing startups and small-cap businesses with effective legal counsel since 2009


The Law Offices of Nate Kelly serve as outside general counsel to numerous startups and companies on corporate, founder, intellectual property (trademark, trade secret, patent, licensing), employment, equity and debt, regulatory, and contract issues.  With the profitability and continued operation of your business on the line, it is extremely important that you seek legal counsel from an experienced business attorney as soon as possible. Starting with attorney Nate Kelly, the Law Offices of Nate Kelly's seasoned attorneys understand that each business has unique needs, and we will work hard to ensure each of our clients’ legal needs are met.


Assisting businesses with a variety of legal needs


Startup and business law encompass a wide area that deals with the way that companies are organized and operated. The expertise required can be as varied as the drafting of employment contracts to litigating alleged Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regulation violations. Only certain attorneys have the broad based experienced to serve a business’s General Counsel. Among the areas in which we practice are:


  • Business entity formation
  • Founders agreements
  • Operating agreements
  • Employee stock option plans
  • Confidentiality agreements
  • IP assignment agreements
  • Trademark and patent applications
  • Trade secret planning
  • Contract development and negotiation
  • Trademark disputes
  • Securities/investment disputes
  • Trade secret disputes 
  • Founder/partner disputes
  • Patent disputes
  • Employment law and other regulatory compliance 
  • Breach of contract
  • Unfair business practices litigation
  • Alternative dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration


These areas are just representative of the types of cases we handle, and this list is not meant to be exclusive. Mr. Kelly is available to discuss your specific circumstances with you, and he is dedicated to providing legal advice and representation specifically tailored to meet your needs and help you achieve your goals.


Contact a business law attorney today for a free consultation


The success of any business venture depends largely on its ability to comply with the relevant laws and regulations, and also in its ability to effectively protect its proprietary information and limit its legal liability. Moreover, the drafting of enforceable contracts that accurately reflect each party’s intentions is essential to smooth and profitable operations. Attorney Nate Kelly has the legal skill and experience required to help our business clients achieve success. To schedule a consultation with an attorney, call our office today at (415) 336-3001 or send us an email through our online contact form available here.

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