Final Word

You don't know what you don't know. If you are running a startup or thinking about one, getting a lawyer for your startup may be a good idea. Lawyers are there to help your startup and can provide insights into areas you may not have thought about. If you’re on the fence it may be a good idea to start with a free consultation.


Do I need a startup lawyer?

While it's not necessary to have a lawyer, it may be a good idea to build a relationship with one incase something happens.

How do I find a startup lawyer?

You can get referrals from other business owners, network at business conferences, or look online at sites like or

Does a startup lawyer's services end once the business is started?

Your startup lawyers services end when you as the client say they end. Having a lawyer early in the lifecycle of your startup may pay dividends in avoiding legal troubles in the future.

About the Author

Kal Salem

Kal Salem

CPA, PMP and Finance Consultant

A CPA and finance professional working with small businesses to educate owners and grow alongside their businesses. He holds a Masters in Accounting and a BS in Supply Chain Management. Owner at Salem CPA Services LLC.

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