Wow! In 5 years, MassChallenge, based here in Boston, became the biggest startup accelerator in the world.  I’m impressed! MassChallenge delivers results — and jobs IN 2009, the Massachusetts economy was still sputtering, struggling to rebound after a global recession. But hardship often gives rise to invention, so it seemed like the perfect time for […]

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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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Earlier this month, the National Venture Capital Association launched its VC Jobs Count as part of an effort to quantify the amount of economic activity venture capital adds to the economy. The organization has been producing with Global Insight a report (called Venture Impact) that measures the jobs produced by VC alum companies that have […]

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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 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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At Brightleaf we’re big Trinity Law Group fans: they’re super-sharp, well-connected, deeply experienced business lawyers with a model that perfectly suits entrepreneurial tech companies.  Nice guys, too. Also, TLG co-founder Walter Wright co-hatched the idea that became Brightleaf and in our early days patiently raised and fed the fledgeling company until it was ready to leave […]

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If you’re a corporate lawyer whose life involves deal work for growing companies, chances are you’re intimately familiar with the National Venture Capital Association’s model legal documents.  This set of eight documents is immediately recognizable to most firms that practice in this space, and whether firms use the documents in their original form or modify […]

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