Entrepreneurship & Startup Law

We understand that startups face unique challenges from other businesses, not the least of which is operating on constricted budgets. Likewise, most entrepreneurs know that the odds are against them, but they understand the importance of quality representation to ensure they can weather legal issues as they arise.

Our Experience

The attorneys in our Entrepreneurship & Startup Law Practice Group provide cost-effective representation by identifying and prioritizing key projects. We work efficiently to deliver a multidisciplinary approach to protect assets while laying the foundation for growth and success. Our attorneys have extensive experience in key practice areas such as:

  • Capital structure and funding including crowdsourcing and crowdfunding
  • Employment law
  • Intellectual property
  • Technology licensing and transfer
  • Publishing
  • Insurance
  • E-commerce
  • Taxation

Our technology attorneys are knowledgeable of emerging areas of law and new technologies, and our Firm has represented startups in industries ranging from medical devices to video games to big data mining and analytics.

Our Approach

We know that prevention is the best medicine. Our breadth of knowledge allows us to provide comprehensive counsel and cradle-to-grave representation to help new businesses transform a "back-of-a-napkin" idea into a successful and valuable enterprise. We serve as a legal resource, from entity selection and formation, to equity and control as well as exit planning.

Firm Highlights
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Lewis Rice Wins $1.5 Million in Compensation for Covington Landowners

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Supreme Court Limits Ability to Compel Access to Private Property Without Compensation

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OSHA’s New Guidance Regarding Indoor Mask Wearing, COVID-19 Vaccination Mandates, Regular Testing of Unvaccinated Workers, and More

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Neal F. Perryman Named to Missouri’s POWER List in Employment Law by Missouri Lawyers Media

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Missouri Now Requires Employers to Provide Leave and Accommodations for Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence

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Four Lewis Rice Attorneys Named 2022 “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers

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Michael R. Thiessen Recognized as Pro Bono Spotlight by KCMBF for August

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David W. Sweeney Represents Advantes Group in $7.2 Million Apartment Project

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FTC Adds Teeth to the ‘Made in USA’ Rule

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Lewis Rice Wins Nearly $500,000 in Compensation for Sarasota Landowners

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Diversity & Inclusion

Golf Foundation of Missouri Awards First Larry L. Deskins, Sr. Scholarship

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61 Lewis Rice Attorneys Named Best Lawyers for 2022, 16 Named Ones to Watch

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Lewis Rice Recognized as Top M&A Firm by BTI Consulting Group

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John C. Bodnar Named BTI M&A Client Service All-Star

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Matthew J. Haas Offers Commentary for Inside P&C Article on Business Interruption Insurance and COVID-19

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Brian P. Pezza Quoted in SHRM Articles on Employee Vaccination Status Disclosure and Employer Vaccination Policies

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Michael D. Mulligan Publishes Article in ACTEC Law Journal Comparing Sales to an Intentionally Defective Irrevocable Trust and a to Beneficiary Intentionally Defective Irrevocable Trust

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Lauren R. Carey Creates New Blog for Social Media Influencers

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FTC Reverses Course on Treatment of Debt Payoff Under HSR Act

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