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Checklist for Starting a VC Fund in Ohio 3

A Checklist for Starting a Venture Capital Fund in Ohio – Part III

By Drew Stevens

In this latest installment of our checklist for starting a venture capital fund, our Columbus venture capital lawyer will dive into some of the core structuring considerations in forming the venture capital fund itself. In our previous posts, we have covered structuring the venture capital general partner entity, as well as a general overview of […]
What is the Difference Between a EULA and a Software License Agreement

What is the Difference Between a EULA and a Software License Agreement?

By Drew Stevens

When it comes to software, lawyers, and legal contracts, it can be easy to get license agreements mixed up. There are a number of agreements out there, and the type of agreement that you want depends on what you’re trying to accomplish. Some of the more popular agreements include the end user license agreement (EULA), […]
Software Development Agreement Checklist

Software Development Agreement Checklist

By Drew Stevens

Whether you’re the developer or the client, your first major software development agreement can cover a number of key but confusing topics and provisions. To address this, our Columbus, Ohio software attorney put together this general checklist for software development agreements. While this is not meant to cover each variety of a contract that you […]
Checklist for Starting VC Fund in Ohio 2

A Checklist for Starting a Venture Capital Fund in Ohio – Part II

By Drew Stevens

In our last post in this series, our Columbus, Ohio venture capital firm provided a general overview for some of the key considerations in structuring a venture capital fund in Ohio. In this post, we’ll cover the workings and structure of the general partner in a venture capital fund. What the General Partner Does A […]
A Checklist for Starting a Venture Capital Fund in Ohio

A Checklist for Starting a Venture Capital Fund in Ohio – Part I

By Drew Stevens

At a conceptual level, venture capital is straightforward enough – money is raised, money is invested, and money is paid out to the general partner and limited partners. Digging deeper though, starting and structuring a venture capital fund can be incredibly complex and time consuming. Here, our Columbus venture capital lawyer provides an overview of […]
federal or state laws protect owners of intellectual property

What federal or state laws protect owners of intellectual property

By Drew Stevens

Generally, intellectual property law consists of a framework of federal laws and state laws. For owners of intellectual property, it can be confusing at times as to the scope of what intellectual property law protects. Traditionally, intellectual property law consists of four major areas  – trademarks, copyrights, patents, and trade secrets. Here, we’ll cover these […]
Rule 506(b) vs Rule 506(c)

Rule 506(b) vs Rule 506(c), Ohio Startups, and Securities Laws

By Drew Stevens

If you’ve never consulted with a Columbus, Ohio securities attorney before, raising funding for your Ohio startup can be confusing and complex. Generally, unless your business falls under an exemption, you must register your investment offering at two levels – with the Securities and Exchange Commission at the federal level and the applicable securities departments […]
Suing for Trademark Infringement Part II: Calculating Damages

Suing for Trademark Infringement Part II: Calculating Damages

By Andrew D. Randol

In Suing for Trademark Infringement Part I, our Columbus business litigation attorney discussed the elements a plaintiff must prove to win a trademark infringement case. In Suing for Trademark Infringement Part II, our Columbus commercial litigation attorney discusses the monetary awards a plaintiff is entitled to for winning a trademark infringement suit. A plaintiff who […]
Does My Corporation Need Board of Directors and Officers

Corporate Governance Basics Part I: Does My Corporation Need Board of Directors and Officers?

By Andrew D. Randol

If your business is a corporation, you should be aware of the requirements that the Ohio Revised Code imposes upon the structure of your business. In this latest thinking post, our business attorney in Columbus Ohio outlines whether your corporation needs a board of directors, a president, a treasurer, and a secretary. After discussing these […]
SaaS Agreement Checklist: Service Levels

SaaS Agreement Checklist: Service Levels; Support and Maintenance; Severity Levels

By Drew Stevens

As a SaaS lawyer in Columbus, Ohio, there are a number of key provisions that I typically discuss with clients when reviewing their existing Software as a Services contracts or creating new SaaS agreement templates. Three key areas of a well-defined Software as a Service agreement are service levels, support and maintenance, and service level […]

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