Startups & High-Growth Ventures

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A Buffalo Business Law Firm. Colligan Law is an innovative, and highly responsive business-focused law firm providing legal representation to new start-ups, small businesses, private companies, inventors, investors and entrepreneurs throughout Buffalo and Western New York State.

Startup Corporate Structure

Most startups have unique legal needs and a limited legal budget. The lawyers at Colligan Law are aware of that and have worked with numerous startups to achieve their business goals while at the same time providing them with the legal structure that will allow them to achieve rapid growth and ultimately a successful exit.

The Colligan Law attorneys have devoted many pro-bono hours to mentoring startup corporations and entrepreneurs. Any entrepreneur interested in doing a startup formation may call to discuss what services can be provided, what the cost of services would be, and at what time in the life cycle of the Startup the services need to be provided to allow the company to grow rapidly.

Organization of a Start Up

Our Buffalo start-up lawyers and corporate attorneys offer a range of business legal services for start-ups which include organizational structuring, shareholder relationships, corporate financing, business transactions and intellectual property.

Our Buffalo business attorneys can help you with business and corporate law issues throughout every stage of the corporate life cycle, from transforming innovative ideas into viable products and services, choice of entity (Limited Liability Company, C Corp, LLC and S Corp), shareholder relationships, governance, as well as seed and angel financing. We provide counsel to Buffalo and Western New York State small businesses and start-ups in a variety of industries.

Raising Capital for Your Business

By far raising capital is the most important task for start ups and entrepreneurs. Colligan Law attorneys can help you understand and properly apply strategies to frame your ventures offering, comply with corporate and securities laws and even help you prepare for your meetings with proper sources of capital.

Angel Financing

Colligan Law corporate attorneys are proud of the contribution they have made in the growth of angel investor community in the Greater Buffalo and Western New York regions.

David J. Colligan and John A. Moscati, Jr. have spearheaded a number of initiatives relating to innovation, start-ups and seed capital investing, as well as contributed to organizations promoting investment and innovation in Western New York, including the Bright Buffalo Niagara Venture Forum.   

Expansion and Growth Financing

Our Buffalo business attorneys can offer legal advice to support businesses strategies when undertaking forays into new markets and industries, launching new products and services, undertaking new partnerships and affiliations, and finally closing client relationships. We can also introduce you to experienced professional that can help you with questions relating to accounting, marketing, public relations, advertising, social marketing, insurance.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our Buffalo business attorneys helps entrepreneurs with questions and issues that must be addressed early in the launch of a new business.

How much capital does my business need

How do I protect my idea, innovation

How best to set up your capital structure

How to deal with minority shareholders

How to manage your board of directors

How to communicate with your shareholders and investors

How to approach Institutional investors

What do angels, wealthy individuals, wealthy families, small investor groups, cashed-out entrepreneurs want to hear and see

Our Law Firm’s Business Philosophy in Working with New Startups

We look to establish long-lasting relationships with our new start-up clients.  We understand your budget limitations and we will work hard to provide reasonable flat-fee’s for our legal services. Call us today, and let us know what you are doing.