Startups & Entrepreneurs


Helping You Build Your Business on a Solid Foundation

Launching a new venture can be a complicated process – from selecting an optimal business model and securing working capital to protecting valuable ideas from your competitors. Carruthers & Roth has a highly experienced team to help. Our attorneys serve as trusted advisors who can help you make well-informed decisions, remove obstacles and build your business on a solid foundation.

Our Startups & Entrepreneurs team works across a wide range of industries with a variety of early stage ventures, including family and closely held businesses. You’ll find our team is experienced in Banking & Finance, Corporate & Business law, Employee Benefits, Estate Planning & Wealth Preservation, Intellectual Property and Tax. We also collaborate with attorneys in other key practice areas in order to produce the best possible outcomes for you and your new business.

  • Our Experience
  • Antitrust issues
  • Articles of incorporation (C corporations, S corporations)
  • Asset protection planning
  • Assignment of invention
  • Business partnerships and planning
  • Commercial leases
  • Compensation agreements
  • Contracts (developing, reviewing, negotiating)
  • Copyright
  • Debt financing
  • Due diligence
  • Employee benefits and employment agreements
  • Franchising
  • Investment groups, including “white knight” and “angel” investors
  • Leveraged buyouts and private equity investments
  • Licensing agreements and negotiations
  • Limited liability companies (LLC)
  • Limited liability partnerships (LLP)
  • Mergers
  • Noncompetition and nondisclosure agreements
  • Real estate matters
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Software licensing
  • Sole proprietorships
  • Strategic investments and joint ventures
  • Succession planning
  • Tax planning, tax audits and tax compliance
  • Trade dress
  • Trade secrets
  • Trademarks and service marks
  • Work for hire agreements