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Are Stock Certificates Necessary for your Startup?

By: Ron Diaz  [10/21/22] ​A stock certificate is a paper document that evidences an ownership stake in a corporation. Under Delaware General Corporation Law (Title 8, Chapter 1 of the Delaware Code) (“DGCL”), “Every holder of stock represented by certificates shall be entitled to have a certificate signed by, or in the name of, the… Continue reading Are Stock Certificates Necessary for your Startup?

Do Startups Need to Compensate Interns?

By: Ron Diaz  [8/3/22] Startups are faced with a myriad of choices on how to allocate limited capital for their needs. Some startups explore hiring interns as either a free or low-cost labor option. However, management needs to be wary of the pitfalls of engaging free intern (or student) labor. As a rule, a for-profit… Continue reading Do Startups Need to Compensate Interns?

Raising Money: Regulation D and Private Placements

By: Ron Diaz  [5/23/22] Many start-up founders and entrepreneurs, need to raise money for their new ventures. Typically, you would raise money through the sale of securities. What are securities? Under Federal Law, 15 U.S.C. Sec. 77(b)(a)(1), the term security includes, but is not limited to, stock, equity units, convertible notes, and SAFEs, and “any… Continue reading Raising Money: Regulation D and Private Placements

Delaware Franchise Tax for Startups

By: Ron Diaz  [5/16/22] A common surprise for a new Delaware startup’s management team is the Delaware Franchise Tax. A management team often receives a letter informing it that its new corporation owes thousands of dollars in taxes and often is not anticipated.  Yet the Delaware Franchise Tax is something that founders forming a Delaware… Continue reading Delaware Franchise Tax for Startups

Fighting Over a Band Name

By: Ron Diaz  [2/15/22] 3rd Circuit Rules TTAB Trademark Cancellation Proceedings Do Not Preclude Infringement Claims in Federal Court In an opinion filed on September 17, 2021, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued a precedential decision that TTAB Trademark Cancellation proceedings do not preclude infringement claims in federal district court.… Continue reading Fighting Over a Band Name

You Need an IP Lawyer (Just Ask Taylor Swift)

By: Ron Diaz  [2/3/22] Copyright Law is derived from the enumerated grant of power for Congress “to promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries.” Copyright provides legal protection for the creators of music, software programs, books,… Continue reading You Need an IP Lawyer (Just Ask Taylor Swift)

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.