The Foundry Law Blog

Acquisition – When Should I Hire an Attorney?

  Congrats on the acquisition prospect! This is both an exciting and nerve-racking opportunity. Hiring an attorney during an acquisition is a natural expectation. The question we are addressing in this post is when to do so.   Hire an Attorney Before Signing a Letter of Intent The early stages of the acquisition processes generally […]

Paid Family and Medical Leave: What do businesses need to know?

Paid Family and Medical Leave in Washington State Washington State adopted the Paid Family and Medical Leave program in 2019. This law, in short, created a system where qualified employees who need to take time off to care for themselves, loved ones, or the birth or adoption of a child could take a certain amount […]

5 Reasons to Work with Foundry, So That Foundry Can Work for You

Recently, I received an email from an existing client. They had interviewed several law firms including several larger ones before deciding to engage with Foundry. They appreciated our experience and approach. They wrote to let me know that their investors have expressed a preference that they work with a larger, more established law firm. This […]

Check the Box Licenses: Effective? We say Yes!

At Foundry we draft and review terms of service, terms and conditions, and end user license agreements on a regular basis. Each time, we are faced with the question of the best way to display the terms of service and have end users agree to them? In our work we always review the placement of […]

#BestContestEver #TopTenBestPractices

Are you thinking about running a social media contest to engage your users and help your business stand out? We’re sharing our top ten things to think about to run a successful social media contest and create a positive experience in the process. What Kind of Competition are you Running? We start by noting the […]

Delaware passes into law the Public Benefits Corporation

  Great news for Social Innovators! Delaware has passed into law the formation of Public Benefits Corporation and the forms are up and running as of August 1, 2013. The public benefits corporation (PBC) is a new option for businesses and entrepreneurs that are for-profit enterprises with a social mission.  This will allow enterprises to […]

Responsible User Generated Content Management

The balance between managing your company’s interest and maintaining the integrity of your user’s intellectual property CAN and SHOULD be a SYMBIOTIC relationship. Social Media Campaigns, sweepstakes, and crowd sourcing are great ways to solicit ideas, inspire innovation, produce relevant videos, photographs, and testimonials, build user engagement, and cultivate your brand. However, high profile companies, […]

Does your Intern qualify as an unpaid intern?

According to a recent article by the New York Times, unpaid internships are proliferating. Given the continuing uncertainty of the economy, this shouldn’t come as a great surprise – it’s hard to beat the allure of free labor. However, employers need to be wary about how they structure any offered internships; otherwise, they could run […]

Crowdfunding Act: What could it mean for the Entrepreneur or Startup?

The Crowdfund Act is an amended version of the JOBS ACT that will permit the SEC to allow for certain types of investments by individuals who don’t normally qualify as qualified investors under the SEC to make investments through SEC Approved websites. The Act has successfully passed both the House and the Senate. There is […]