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Finding Honest Attorney for Startups

Find an Experienced, Honest Start-up Attorney

Finding an experienced, honest start-up attorney really shouldn’t be so difficult. If you know the right places to look and the questions to ask you will have no trouble finding an experienced, ethical and honest start-up attorney to help you with your startup.

The legal profession has a bad reputation. This is particularly true in the startup world. Some of this is well deserved.

Many startup attorneys take a one-size-fits-all approach to their new start-up clients. They want to structure your start-up in a format that will make it easier to ship you off to the Venture Capital firms with whom the attorneys have a long term relationship.  Unfortunately, this format makes sense for only a small, a very small, fraction of start-ups.

Most startups, even very successful start-ups, do not need to rely on Venture Capital money to fund their business start-up.  Most entrepreneurs who rely upon Venture Capital funding for their start-up never get funding. And if the entrepreneur does get Venture Capital funding, that entrepreneur will find out that Venture Capital funding is the most expensive money the entrepreneur will find.   There are lots of other funding options available to an entrepreneur today.

Up Venture Capital Creek Not Always the Best Path

In our experience, the ride up Venture Capital Creek does not benefit most startups.  It makes no sense to structure a start-up for the ride up Venture Capital Creek when that is the least likely route to successful funding for your start-up.  Entrepreneurs who structure their start-up for the ride up Venture Capital Creek will always end up spending a lot more money than necessary for a business structure that does nothing to improve the probability of their success.

Every start-up is different.  Every entrepreneur is different.  Every business plan is different.  An experienced, ethical and honest attorney will structure your start-up in a manner that will maximize the probability of your success.  That attorney is the attorney that founders should be looking for when they look for an attorney to help them launch their business.  An experienced, honest attorney at an ethical law firm wouldn’t send you up Venture Capital Creek unless that was the right path for your start-up, and it is not the right path for most start-ups.

How JGPC Law is Different

At JGPC Law we take honesty and respect for our clients very seriously. JGPC Law has been awarded the highest possible rating for ethical standards by Martindale-Hubbell – the industry’s leading authority in this area.

We take the time to get to know you, your business plan and your goals for your business before we decide how to best structure your start-up.  There are many sources of funding available to entrepreneurs today.  The best source for funding is different for every start-up.  You want to structure your start-up to maximize the probability of your success.  JGPC Law can help you do that.

Working with an experienced, honest attorney who puts you first

It is our mission to make sure you have the best information possible so that you can make the right decisions for yourself, your family, and your business start-up. Contact Jim Gulseth at JGPC Law (925) 463 9600 Ex 250 ( and we’ll set up a free road-mapping session to help get you started down the right path.


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