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Your Lawyer Should Understand You
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By Wendy Heilbut wendy@jayaramlaw.com In my work mentoring companies through the incubators with which I am involved, I often get the question, “what should I look for when hiring a lawyer?”  Let me first say, dear reader, hire me!  But okay, if you don’t want to hire me, or perhaps your needs are outside my area of expertise, I will…

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Intellectual Property + Early-Stage Business Founders: What to Consider Now
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By Wendy Heilbut wendy@jayaramlaw.com   Early-stage business founders have a lot to think about – from business development to technical infrastructure, from fundraising to employee management, and the list goes on . . . we work with a lot of our early- and growth-stage clients on another important area: intellectual property (or “IP”) protection needs.  Each enterprise is unique, but…

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Calendaring, email, phone, Slack, texts = ZEN?? 6 Time Savers to Try
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By Wendy Heilbut wendy@jayaramlaw.com   I’ve been thinking about productivity and time management a lot lately.  Many of my founder clients and I are juggling the demands of our day-to-day ‘head-down work’ with that of networking and growing a business.  Launching the New York office Jayaram Law is such a joy, but time management is constantly a negotiation.  Not too…

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Notes for Founders: Should You Use an NDA with Investors?
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By Wendy Heilbut wendy@jayaramlaw.com   Here’s a scenario: You’ve come up with an incredible idea, sure to be a unicorn within record time. It’s the idea of the century! You’ve even made progress – built something technical, made in-roads with clients, gotten an A+ team of advisors, and brought on a co-founder. You’re finally ready to hire a few employees,…

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Inclusion Riders – Are They Legal?
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By Wendy Heilbut wendy@jayaramlaw.com   On Oscar Sunday we collectively scratched our heads when Frances McDormand ended her Best Actress acceptance speech with the two words: “inclusion rider.”  Early the next day, Merriam-Webster tweeted “’Inclusion’ is our top search for the night.”  What is an inclusion rider and is it enforceable?  Will these little clauses change the way we experience…

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IP Concerns for Content Platforms
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By Wendy Heilbut March 27, 2018 wendy@jayaramlaw.com   Platforms such as Etsy, Spotify, SoundCloud, and media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and HuffingtonPost currently face a very delicate balancing act between, on the one hand, keeping material that is either prohibited by law or against the goals of the platform, off the site; and on the other hand, creating a…

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