Start-up Lawyers

Savvy Start-up Lawyers

Rise above the Idea

Start-up Law

Engage a Lazarus Legal start-up lawyer and get your company built on a solid legal foundation. We will take you from start-up to the finish-line.

Our Start-up Legal Services

Ask one of our start-up lawyers and advisors what motivates them to go to work each day and the will likely say that it’s the ability to work with burgeoning start-ups. There is nothing more exciting than the energy of entrepreneurialism, and we love watching a client go from one founding member with a big idea to an established success story with a whole team reaping the rewards.

Of course, one of the reasons start-ups are so exciting, is because they are taking risks, and that means that sometimes the risk doesn’t pay off.

9 out of 10 Australian start-ups fail. In our experience, most start-up founders are acutely aware of this – but what hurts is when their start-up fails for avoidable reasons. Failing to register a trade mark, falling victim to an onerous contract, getting shafted by your co-founder, or having a competitor sweep in and steel your idea, are just a few examples of the challenges start-ups face along their journey.

Lazarus Legal’s specialists are here to help you chase your dream, while protecting you every step of the way. We listen to your incredible ideas and then give you the legal reality check you need to ensure you are on track for success!

What are the legal implications of your venture? When should you obtain a trade mark? Should you sign that NDA before approaching suppliers? How do you go about setting up your employment contracts or distribution channels so that your product secrets are kept safe and your idea is protected? These are just some of the questions that many entrepreneurs forgets to ask – that’s why we’re here.

Our Start-up legal services include:

We'll help your start-up build on a solid legal framework.

Get the legal aspects of your company set up right and protect yourself from the get go.

Your beautiful start-up idea is fighting for its life from day one, trying to beat the system long enough to grow and change the world. You can give it a fighting chance by protecting it from legal harm. Fill out this form and our helpful team will call you to listen, assess, and advise you on the right legal support package you need. One of our specialists will be delighted to meet you for a free initial consultation at our Bondi Junction office or your location. We want to be part of your big adventure.

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Our Start-up Legal Process

Initial free consultation

Assessment of requirements and future developments

Discuss our flexible fee arrangement

Commence the work

What you can expect

At Lazarus Legal, our lawyers have a startup mentality. We enjoy the thrill of the new, we thrive on defying expectations, and most of all we love to get things done. We’re all about embracing new ideas and ways of thinking and supporting the visionaries of the future. We’re all about you. 

We’re also mindful of your initial capital. We’re focused on providing you with real solid advice without draining your seed funding on legal services. What’s more, we understand your time is precious. That’s why we’ve come up with our “Start-Up Meet” – an opportunity for you to meet with one of our advisors and to delve into what you and your business are all about. If your head is in the clouds we’ll bring you down to earth long enough to get your paperwork in place, then we’ll help you soar again.

Frequently Asked Questions

Start-up founders tend to be risk-takers, while lawyers are experts at managing risks. It is an entrepreneur’s role to dream of everything that will go right with a company and shout about that to the world. It’s a lawyer’s role to think about all the things that could go wrong with the company and think of ways to avoid these problems from occurring.

Start-up founders are often optimists and for them, the potential for legal risks can be easily underestimated. It may be difficult to imagine a trusted employee giving away a trade secret, a supplier providing something substantially poorer quality than you paid for, or a customer refusing to pay an invoice, but these things happen. That’s when good startup lawyers come in. 

In a word, yes. In fact, for most start-ups, it may be the only real asset you have and so it’s incredibly important to make sure your intellectual property (IP) is legally secured and properly recorded. If your company gains greater interest from investors or even acquirers, the first question their lawyers are going to ask as part of their due diligence is “Do you own IP rights in your core offerings?” If you cannot prove you do, then your big deal might slip away between your fingers.
Yes. There are different ways a dispute can be resolved. The main types are conciliation, mediation, arbitration, neutral evaluation, settlement conferences and community dispute resolution programs. Get in touch and we’ll guide you through the best approach and explain to you how the entire dispute resolution procedure works.

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Get your idea off to the right start

We know you want to move fast. It’s not our job to slow you down, it’s our job to remove the obstacles that can get in your way. We’ll take care of the legalities and technicalities so you can create new realities. If you want legal advice to make sure your start-up is accompanied by a sonic boom, drop us a line.
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