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When To Seek Legal Help For Your Startup With David Postolski Of Gearhart Law

Every creator and business founder reaches a point where they need to lean on the advice of a legal professional. But how do you know when the time is right? At what point in the evolution of your venture do you need to consult a lawyer, and how do you make sure that you're being as resourceful and pragmatic as possible? We thought the best person to talk to about this was someone that truly cares about entrepreneurs, someone that left a massive law firm to join forces with a legal partner whose mission was aligned with his - to help inspire innovation by working with brilliant founders from inception to help them navigate complicated legal issues. 

In our interview with David Postolski of Gearhart Law we dive into many of the same questions that first time entrepreneurs have when starting a business. The first half of the interview focuses on what to consider when thinking about Intellectual Property for your business, detailing what you need to do in the first year of your business and the costs you can expect around patents. 

We then cover more common questions, like when you should incorporate, how to avoid personal liability, when to create founder agreements with your partners, and why you should never pay for an initial consultation with a startup lawyer. David speaks with us from the perspective of an entrepreneur to make sure that you limit your costs early on while avoiding major problems in the future. 

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