#13 Christopher Marston, consulting and startups

Summary
Christopher Marston is the founder and CEO of Exemplar Companies, Inc, we discuss the legal aspects of going out as a consultant and getting a startup running.

Details
Christopher and I discuss what Exemplar Law does, fixed pricing; going out as a consultant, protecting against personal liability, LLC’s, SCorp, CCorp; startups, vesting, roles and responsibilities; equity in startups, dilution, removing a member of the team; protecting intellectual property while promoting yourself; patents vs trade secret; raising capital, business plans and other paperwork; growth of venture capital firms in Boston; shutting down a startup, common reasons for failure, under-capitalization, founder disputes, lawsuits; closing down a business.

Christopher’s page on Exemplar.

Book recommendations
First, Break All the Rules: What the World’s Greatest Managers Do Differently

Winning

The Firm of the Future: A Guide for Accountants, Lawyers, and Other Professional Services

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