New Business Ventures

Wittliff | Cutter | Austin’s lawyers have worked for startups, started their own companies, and managed small- and large-scale corporate financings. Consequently, we have the broad perspective necessary to ensure our clients’ businesses are built for success.


We advise clients on all aspects of formation and organization, including: selecting an appropriate legal entity and jurisdiction of formation; preparing stockholder, company, partnership, and other relevant agreements; structuring and implementing employee and service provider equity incentive plans; implementing appropriate safeguards to protect intellectual property and proprietary information; drafting and negotiating employee offer letters, as well as employment, consulting and independent contractor agreements; and raising initial capital.

Relevant Law:

  • Delaware General Corporation Law, the Texas Business Organizations Code, and the Texas Business and Commerce Code;
  • relevant state and federal securities laws, including the Securities Act of 1933 and the Texas Securities Act;
  • relevant state and federal intellectual property laws, including the Trademark Act of 1946 and the Copyright Act of 1976

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