By now you know that many of our clients do work for venture capital firms and emerging companies. Being a venture-backed company ourselves, we like this space a lot. What we don’t like is seeing lawyers try to make that practice work without some important tools which make the practice more efficient and profitable. The […]

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You may have heard about the recent announcement from AngelList that, with the help of Wilson Sonsini, they’re now going to offer a platform startups can use to generate seed financing documents for free. Yes, you read that right. Companies can go to this site, fill in some information, get some legal input if needed, […]

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Recently, we talked to you about a talk given by Jim Calloway, Director of the Oklahoma Bar Association’s Management Assistance Program at the ABA TechShow. The ABA Journal gave a nice wrap-up of his talk, and included in that talk was a snippet we really liked. He said, “you’ve got to do document assembly…the technology […]

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We’re not shy about saying that we’ve really enjoyed working with Charles Knight and Bryan McKae at Venture Law Advisors in Denver. They’re super innovative and are just a pleasure to work with. So we were really excited when they came to us with the idea of launching VentureExpress. Here’s our conversation with Bryan McKae […]

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We were very happy to see this announcement that Foley Hoag’s own Mark Haddad had been honored by being named to M&A Advisor’s “40 Under 40.”  Mark’s the Deputy Chair of Foley Hoag’s superb Business Law Practice, and is generally acknowledged as one of the top young attorneys in Boston…particularly for emerging technology companies and the angel fund, […]

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Starting a company is a big deal. It often requires entrepreneurs to quit more stable, sensible jobs, and invest vast amounts of their time and energy (not to mention money) into a new project. All this for a venture that may or may not pan out. But for most entrepreneurs, this is what’s great about […]

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The world of document automation has grown up a lot over the past few years. Each day, more law firms and corporate legal departments figure out ways to improve efficiency and draft smarter, better documents using automation. For example, many of our clients here at Brightleaf use our platform to draft corporate formation documents, employment […]

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Venture Capital & Emerging Companies lawyers have to work hard to be successful. They work in an exciting environment, with energetic companies who lead our economy to wherever it’s going. But,  unfortunately, the size of their deals, the failure rate of new ventures, and the likelihood that successful ventures will “leave the nest” for lawyers […]

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Foley & Lardner announced today that it was lauching an online teaching series called “Entrepreneurship Talks: An Interactive Learning Audio Conference Series Focused on Emerging Companies and Start-Ups.”   From the official release, it looks like there will be at least four separate talks in the series, starting off with March 23rd’s “You’ve Launched Your Business…Now […]

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