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OVERVIEW

Turning possibilities into realities

Startups and other emerging companies have unique needs when it comes to business formation, from structuring company ownership to drafting a slew of contracts, such as operating, shareholder, investment, licensing, franchise, and employment agreements. With so many legal issues to manage, startups need a helping hand from experienced business counsel.

Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig has a team of lawyers who focus on helping clients handle the hurdles of starting a business. Our law firm is passionate about guiding entrepreneurs through the process of taking their ideas off the drawing board and into the global marketplace.

Our experience with business formation and startups

Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig’s corporate lawyers have represented a wide array of emerging companies. We have helped hundreds of clients successfully navigate their entrance into the marketplace, even during times of economic uncertainty. We are also closely connected to the small business community as well as corporate entities, which prepares us to understand and meet your needs as your company matures.

Our law firm provides comprehensive support, resources, and legal advice to startups, new businesses, and their owners. We provide clear, concise advice and exemplary customer service while keeping in mind that new and small business owners need to manage risk and save time so they can focus on what matters: growing their business.

What we do

  • Form and register corporations and limited liability companies
  • Structure company ownership
  • Draft operating agreements (for LLCs) or shareholder agreements (for corporations)
  • Prepare founder agreements
  • Draft investment agreements and private placement memoranda
  • Handle matters relating to intellectual property, including assigning trademarks, copyrights, and patents to the business from the founders
  • Review leases
  • Draft licensing contracts
  • Draft sweat equity or equity for services contracts
  • Draft employment agreements, noncompetition agreements, and independent contractor agreements
  • Review franchise documents

Partner

Justin Banford

Partner

Bernard Goodman

Partner

Brenda Hankins

Partner

Cherylyn Harley LeBon

Partner

Gerald LeMelle

Partner

Wright Lewis

Partner

David Ludwig

Partner

Philip Schwartz

Partner

Team

Alexander Jonathan Brittin

Associate

Farzad Panjshiri

Associate

Hyung Gyu (Leo) Sun

Associate

Kady Chang

Of Counsel

Scott Cipinko

Of Counsel

Craig Donais

Of Counsel

April Lash

Of Counsel

Michael Loscialpo

Of Counsel

Chadwick D. Rogers

Of Counsel

Jason Witten

Of Counsel

Ron Diaz

Senior Associate

Jeffrey Lippman

Senior Associate

Tracy Pearson

Senior Associate

Carolyn Williams

Senior Associate

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Intern Program

As part of our effort to recruit, develop and retail the best and brightest attorneys, Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig offers a summer intern program for promising law school students who are looking to work as part of an innovative and incredibly successful team. With a global team of lawyers, selected candidates are able to work on high level projects in a collaborative space.

Paralegals and Legal Support Staff

At Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig, our team of paralegals and staff work together collaboratively along side our attorneys toward a common goal. We have created a positive work environment where our paralegals and legal assistants work to successfully reach firm-wide goals and support each other to combine individual strengths to enhance team performance. They regularly assist our attorneys with organizing and maintaining files, conducting legal research, and preparing documents.