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How to Get Affordable Legal Help for Your Startup

by Paul Shread, July 31, 2012

If you're launching a startup, chances are you don't have a whole lot of money to spend on legal help. So how can you get the legal help you need without spending a fortune?

For simple tasks like registering as an LLC or forming a business, free sites like LegalZoom, LawDepot and RocketLawyer might be enough.

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Entrepreneurs' Adventures

by Kent Bernhard, Jr., December 1, 2011

A Mountain View, California, startup is taking a model for providing cheap legal services companies like Legal Zoom pioneered and pushing it further through crowdsourcing.

LawPivot, founded by Nitin Gupta and Jay Mandal is adding services and funding from high-profile seed investors. The company earlier this year raised $600,000 from Google Ventures among others, and is housed at the Google Labs.

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Q&A Platform LawPivot Raises $1M; Launches Legal Services Marketplace

by Leena Rao, December 1, 2011

Google Ventures-backed LawPivot, a "Quora for legal advice," is announcing a $1 million round of additional seed funding from Vaizra Investments, Venture51, Quotidian Ventures and ange linvestors. Previous backers include Google Ventures, Deep Nishar, David Austin, David Tisch, Richard Chen and Allen Morgan.

As we've written in the past, LawPivot allows technology companies and startups to confidentially ask legal questions to expert attorneys. On LawPivot, startups can post questions on the site, and lawyers message these companies back with advice. Questions are completely confidential, so companies still have privacy within the platform.

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Top 5 Things You Should Know About Term Sheets

by Jay Mandal and Yusuf Safdari, Sep 25, 2011

Many entrepreneurs are in the process of fundraising. However, many are unaware of the most favorable terms for raising money from investors and confused about what terms to focus on in a term sheet. We have recently seen a substantial increase in questions on this topic at LawPivot, and want to help entrepreneurs better navigate these waters. Here is a top 5 list of things an entrepreneur should understand about term sheets from potential investors:

Valuation. Valuation. Valuation.

Valuation is perhaps one of the biggest traps in a term sheet. Valuation means what the value of your company is before you accept the investment. A valuation that is too low is one an entrepreneur will soon regret. Essentially, you have given too much of the company to the investors relative to their investment dollars. On the other hand, a valuation that is too high may cause future investors to avoid a "pricey" deal. The solution is to do your homework by studying similar deals and consulting folks in the venture industry, as the valuation of private companies can be a "black art".

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What the Recent U.S. Patent Reform Law Means for Startups

by Nitin Gupta, Sep 21, 2011

On Sept. 8, Congress passed a patent reform bill named the "Leahy-Smith America Invents Act". President Obama signed the act into law on Sept. 16. The most relevant aspect of the act for startups is the switch from a "first-to-invent" to a "first-to-file" system.

The United States has long been the sole nation with a first-to-invent system, which ensures - in theory - that the first person to invent something receives the patent protection for that invention. The rest of the world has long employed a first-to-file system, in which patent rights are awarded to the first person to file an application for the invention, regardless of the date of invention. The America Invents Act will harmonize U.S. patent laws with international standards.

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Google Ventures-Backed LawPivot Opens Legal Q&A Platform To The Public

by Leena Rao, August 16, 2011

Google Ventures-backed LawPivot is blending a Q&A platform with legal advice for businesses, and allows technology companies and startups to confidentially ask legal questions to expert attorneys. But until now, LawPivot has kept the legal communications on its site private, so that only the lawyer and business can access this information. Today, the startup is releasing a public-facing Q&A platform to allows businesses to also ask questions publicly and receive answers from the LawPivot community of users nationwide.

For background, LawPivot was co-founded by a team of lawyers and tech execs, including Jay Mandal, a lead mergers and acquisitions attorney at Apple; Nitin Gupta; an intellectual property litigation lawyer; and Steven Kam, a software engineer and architect with experience as an intellectual property litigation lawyer.

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Technology offers 50 ways to leave your lawyer

August 13, 2011

Conventional law firms charge vast hourly fees and then hand the work to underlings while the partners play golf at clubs their clients are too poor to join. At least, that is how it seems to many clients, whose irritation at being overcharged turned to fury during the recession.

Some clients are switching to unconventional law firms, which claim to offer equally good lawyering for much less money. Take Clearspire. The firm's 20 or so lawyers work mostly from home, collaborating on a multi-million-dollar technology platform that mimics a virtual office. A lawyer checking in on a colleague automatically sees a picture of her on the phone when she is, in fact, on the phone. Clients use the platform too, commenting on and even changing their own documents as they are being drawn up. Conventional lawyers are far less open.

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Top 5 Legal Issues Of A New Company

by Guy Kawasaki, August 9, 2011

If you are ready to take the plunge and start your own venture, what should you do from a legal perspective to get it off the ground? As an entrepreneur you will have a many things to do, so a cheat sheet of the critical points before your attorney dazzles you with legal jargon is valuable. LawPivot co-founders Jay Mandal and Nitin Gupta, plus Yusuf Safdari, an attorney providing advice to companies on LawPivot, compiled this list of five critical legal issues to consider when you start a company:

1. What kind of legal entity

It is easy to get overwhelmed by the number of entities out there, including .S. corporations, .C. corporations, limited liability partnerships, general partnerships, and many others. However, many general entrepreneurs (as opposed to entrepreneurs starting professional practices such as doctors and lawyers) soon narrow their focus on .S. corporations, .C. corporations and limited liability companies (LLC) as providing the optimum mix of protection against liability and a known body of law (translating into predictability) around how they function.

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LawPivot's Jay Mandal, Startup Counsel

by Olga Kharif, July 7, 2011

In Silicon Valley, there's a vocabulary of asceticism: "ramen-profitable" and "bootstrapping" are terms to live by for young companies that need to make every dollar count. It's hard to scrimp on legal fees, however. Incorporating a company or raising venture capital requires professional legal advice that can cost thousands of dollars.

Jay Mandal, the former lead mergers-and-acquisitions lawyer for Apple (AAPL), thinks he can help. He quit his lucrative corporate gig in 2009 to found LawPivot, a Q&A website that matches cash-sensitive startups with the lawyers who might be able to help them. Companies visit the site and pose questions, such as whether they need to trademark a brand or how to minimize liability from negative user reviews.

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LawPivot Expands Reach to Spread Knowledge as a Service

by Derrick Harris, June 3, 2011

LawPivot, a Google Ventures-funded legal Q&A startup targeting small companies, is broadening its reach by becoming part of partnering with Microsoft's BizSpark program. BizSpark aims to connect startups with technology, investors and other resources to help get their businesses off the ground. Last month, LawPivot expanded beyond its Silicon Valley roots into major metropolitan areas across the country.

As LawPivot - which is similar in design to crowdsourcing services such as Quora or LinkedIn Answers but focused on legal advice - continues to grow, it could help lead a movement toward true Knowledge as a Service.

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LawPivot Expands Q&A Site For Startup Legal Advice Nationwide

by Leena Rao, May 19, 2011

As we've written in the past, Google Ventures-backed LawPivot has applied the Q&A model to the legal space. LawPivot is essentially a "Quora for legal advice" that allows technology companies and startups to confidentially ask legal questions to expert attorneys. Previously, the startup had only focused on offering advice in California but today is expanding its service nationwide.

On LawPivot, startups can post questions on the site, and lawyers message these companies back with advice. Questions are completely confidential, so companies still have privacy within the platform. The startup was co-founded by a team of lawyers and tech execs, including Jay Mandal, a lead mergers and acquisitions attorney at Apple; Nitin Gupta; an intellectual property litigation lawyer; and Steven Kam, a software engineer and architect with experience as an intellectual property litigation lawyer.

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LawPivot Takes Its Q&A Legal Advice Site Nationwide

by Audrey Watters, May 19, 2011

Legal questions about the establishing, incorporating, or funding a startup are among the most common that entrepreneurs have. There's perhaps a distrust of lawyers and a sense that legal advice will be too costly. As we've written about before, LawPivot tackles this problem by providing a place where startups can ask legal questions and get crowdsourced answers from qualified lawyers. By doing so, LawPivot lowers some of the barriers that startups might face - legal and logistical - when trying to find a lawyer.

Up until now, this service has only been available in California, but LawPivot announces today that it's opening availability nationwide.

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The 5 Most Important Factors When Selling Your Company

by Guy Kawasaki, May 18, 2011

When the phone rings and someone is interested in buying your company, it's often too late to get your legal act together. LawPivot co-founders Jay Mandal and Nitin Gupta, and Yusuf Safdari, an attorney providing advice to companies on LawPivot, provided me with this list of the most important factors to make closing a sale go smoothly.

1. Corporate History

Your corporate documents tell the story of the company's history. From the date of incorporation through the date your company is sold, corporate actions are reflected in your certificate of incorporation, bylaws, board of director minutes, stockholder minutes, and other corporate governance documents. You should ensure that your corporate records tell a complete and uninterrupted story of the company's history from the point of inception. In particular, review your records regarding equity issuances so you are confident in the ownership record and the rights of those holding securities of the company. A completeness of these corporate records will build confidence in a buyer that you have run a "tight ship". On the other hand, an incomplete set of corporate records will leave them wondering whether other aspects of the company have been run with carelessness. Your corporate attorney can assist you in ratifying actions and events that have not been fully authorized or recorded.

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Site Lets Startups, Lawyers Interact

by Richard Acello, May 1, 2011

As long as there's been an Internet, the Q&A site has proven a durable genre. Now LawPivot is spinning the traditional Q&A site in another direction, allowing startup entrepreneurs to pose private legal questions to as many as 10 knowledgeable lawyers. The questioners peruse the replies and can begin a conversation - or legal representation - if they desire.

CEO and co-founder Jay Mandal sees LawPivot as a way to leverage technology for client acquisition. "LawPivot enables a more efficient client delivery system where there's now an inefficient path of mixers and lunches", Mandal says. He says that several attorneys have been hired as a result of communication generated by the site.

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LawPivot Seeks To Kill (Well, Slash) Startup Lawyer Fees

by Ryan Singel, Mar 25, 2011

Starting a startup these days is cheap with free software tools, $7 domain names, and robust web hosting for less than $20 a month. But one thing that hasn't changed: lawyer fees that cost hundreds of dollars per hour.

But now there's a startup for that problem called LawPivot, that promises to get startups cheaper legal advice and hook them up with good legal advisers from the outset, without emptying their bank accounts.

The problem of expensive startup legal fees came into the spotlight this week. Prominent venture capitalist Fred Wilson issued a challenge to startup lawyers to find a way to lower their fees dramatically, after a company he was investing in got a $17,000 legal bill - even though the investment used standard documents.

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Need Free Legal Advice? There's a Startup for That

by Sarah Kessler, Mar 8, 2011

Name: LawPivot

Quick Pitch: LawPivot connects startups that need legal advice with lawyers who can answer their questions.

Genius Idea: Founding a company requires so much legal legwork that some law schools offer a special degree in entrepreneurship. But most startups are understandably reluctant to cough up $300 to $600 per hour for legal advice, and they generally don't have time (or personal assistants) to track down the appropriate lawyer for a consultation.

LawPivot's founders, both lawyers, weren't the first to notice this problem for startups, but they may have been first to see how a complementary problem on the lawyer's side could help solve it.

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LawPivot Lawyers Up From Apple

by Seth Weintraub, Mar 7, 2011

The innovative Google Ventures Law services site is getting advice from former top Apple lawyer, Dan Cooperman.

LawPivot is kind of a Quora-ish Q&A site for legal advice for startups and small businesses. Lawyers post profiles and answer questions online in their forums. Business owners can then find legal advice by asking LawPivot legal questions. Those questions are tagged and matched against a database of information gathered from the lawyers on the subject matter.

As with most Google (GOOG) Ventures properties, there is some Computer Science behind the match-making. LawPivot-vetted lawyers are ranked by an algorithm on how well and promptly they answer questions. The best rise to the top of the rankings.

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LawPivot Introduces LawPivot Questions as Another Resource for Small Business Owners

by Julie Blair Pitts, Mar 7, 2011

LawPivot, a crowdsourced legal Q&A site geared toward small business owners, is disrupting the traditional, somewhat cumbersome, legal system with three big announcements including today's launch of their new "suggested questions". crowdsourcing-lawyers-is-more-fun-than-the-typical-route

CEO and co-founder, Jay Mandal, today announced the launch of LawPivot Questions, a tool that will help small business owners identify which questions to ask potential lawyers based on their current needs. LawPivot Questions addresses immediate legal needs that small businesses might regularly face by recommending questions to their client companies based on a combination of factors, including how they use LawPivot and their company profiles.

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LawPivot: Online Marketplace For Lawyers & Clients

by Bonnie Boglioli-Randall, Mar 4, 2011

LawPivot is not your ordinary online marketplace. Now operating on the Google Campus in Mountain View, the startup was co-founded by two attorneys who believe reducing barriers to legal advice for companies while allowing lawyers to find new clients were two unaddressed issues with one symbiotic answer.

LawPivot lets businesses ask legal questions and solicit answers from attorneys with ease and for free (at least for now). By submitting a confidential legal question, a business receives a tailored list of attorneys from the LawPivot database best suited to answer their inquiry. In turn, they contact any number of lawyers listed for detailed answers.

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Social Media Flips the Lawyer System?

by Quentin Hardy, Mar 3, 2011

Tech does a good job disrupting a lot of the lower-end parts of business, from manufacturing to human resources. Now perhaps social media will start coming at the high end.

LawPivot is a site designed to aid startups find legal advice, by using a Quora-type question and answer format. Unlike Quora, however, the people answering the questions are vetted lawyers, who hope to secure work by providing good answers.

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Legal Matchmaking Made in Heaven at LawPivot. And it's Free, For Now

by Courtney Boyd Myers, Mar 3, 2011

LawPivot is legal matchmaking made in heaven for startups. CEO Jay Mandal, the former lead mergers and acquisitions attorney at Apple, started LawPivot in 2009 with Nitin Gupta, the site's Co-Founder, who was working as an intellectual property litigation lawyer in California. Gupta saw needs on both the startup and legal sides of business. First, bootstrapped startups are fundamentally adverse to high legal costs and it is often very difficult to find the right lawyer whether it be a corporate, IT or tax lawyer, likely impossible to find one that can handle all three. Second, he saw the effects of the recession putting a lot of corporate lawyers out of work and looking to build their book of business.

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LawPivot: The Google-Backed, One-Stop Shop for Startup Legal Advice

by Elise Craig, Feb 28, 2011

For startups, getting good legal advice can be costly and time-consuming. And for new lawyers, building up a client list also takes a big time commitment. Now there's a Web Q&A site backed by Google Ventures that aims to solve both problems at once. It's called LawPivot, and it recently set up shop right on the Google campus in Mountain View, CA, within easy striking distance of hundreds of Silicon Valley startups.

The company's founders are veteran Silicon Valley lawyers Nitin Gupta and Jay Mandal. CEO Mandal was previously the lead mergers and acquisitions lawyer for Apple, and Gupta, vice president of business development, worked as an intellectual property litigation lawyer for Townsend and Townsend and Crew (now known as Kilpatrick Townsend). Both lawyers "saw a lot of fundamental changes going on in the legal industry," Gupta says. "There were a lot of pain points for startups, and for the lawyers".

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How to Get Your Sheet Together

by Guy Kawasaki, Feb 23, 2011

An entrepreneur with a term sheet for investment has a range of decisions to make. Among the most important is which points to negotiate and which points to leave alone. You cannot negotiate every point or you will (a) drive away the investor and (b) fail to concentrate your firepower on terms that do matter.

Recognizing which terms do not matter -- because they are pretty standard or inconsequential from a practical perspective -- is almost as valuable as knowing which terms are not important. Obviously, every deal is different, but LawPivot co-founders Jay Mandal and Nitin Gupta, and Yusuf Safdari, an attorney providing advice to companies on LawPivot, outline a set of points that should rank lower on the priority list for negotiations with investors.

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Startup Provides Clients With What They Want Most: Free Legal Advice

by Sara Randazzo, Feb 17th, 2011

Jay Mandal and Nitin Gupta know all of the traditional methods to drum up legal business. The trouble is, they don't find them particularly effective.

So a bit more than a year ago, the two lawyers quit their day jobs - Mandal as mergers and acquisitions counsel at Apple Inc. and Gupta as a litigator at what was then Townsend and Townsend and Crew LLP - to launch a website aimed at bringing clients to attorneys' doors without the business development lunch.

The site,, is geared toward California startup companies seeking legal advice on the cheap while working to get off the ground. After an approval process to assure each client is a legitimate operation, the companies can pose questions to participating attorneys and receive confidential answers within a few days.

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How LawPivot Aims to Help Lawyers Build Up Their Business

by Alex Salkever, Feb 13th, 2011

For lawyers, business development and lead generation have long been duties relegated to the glad-handing partners or to sporadic appearances in local media or in trade publications. But the Great Recession savaged the legal business, and now lawyers are starting to realize that they need to come up with better ways of bringing in new business. Or at least that's the bet of LawPivot.

The startup, which was funded last month by Google Ventures (GOOG) and is currently housed in the incubator at the GooglePlex, is a Q&A site that aims to connect businesses seeking legal advice with attorneys seeking clients. "A lot of firms have not really had a technology-based lead-generation strategy beyond buying AdWords or online ads," says Nitin Gupta, the company's co-founder and vice president of business development (and a former attorney).

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LawPivot: Crowdsourced, Confidential Legal Advice for Startups

by Audrey Watters, Feb 10th, 2011

Questions about the legal requirements surrounding the establishment, incorporation or funding of a startup may be among the most common and most challenging that entrepreneurs face. There's the general distrust of lawyers, alongside the sense - true or not - that legal advice will be too costly.

LawPivot tackles this problem by providing a place where companies, but especially startups, can ask legal questions and get crowdsourced answers from qualified lawyers. LawPivot aims to ease some of the obstacles - financial, but also logistical - that make finding a lawyer so difficult.

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Crowdsourced Legal Answers Website Gets $600K from Investors, Including Google Ventures

by Debra Cassens Weiss, Jan 21st, 2011

A legal website that offers "crowdsourced" answers to legal questions posed by California companies, especially startups, is getting $600,000 in funding from Google Ventures and individual investors.
The website is called LawPivot, and it could "disrupt some of the [legal] industry's most basic business practices," according to a November story by Fast Company. At the time of the article, the 80 lawyers approved to supply confidential answers came from the nation's top 100 law firms.

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The 10 Stupidest Things an Entrepreneur Could Do

by Guy Kawasaki, January 20th, 2011

Entrepreneurs are forced to go up a steep learning curve, innovate, and sometimes learn by trial and error in order to survive the treacherous tightrope of startup life. Wouldn.t it be nice to avoid some of the costly mistakes of trial and error? LawPivot co-founders Jay Mandal and Nitin Gupta plus Yusuf Safdari, an attorney providing advice to companies on LawPivot, collaborated to generate this list of the 10 stupidest things that an entrepreneur could do.

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Legal Q&A Site Raises $600,000

by Leena Rao, January 20th, 2011

There's no doubt that the success of startups like Quora have propelled the Q&A space into the spotlight. And there seems to be room for other niche Quora-like sites, such as enterprise-focsued Opzi and recently launched LawPivot, which provides crowdsourced legal advice to technology companies. Today LawPivot is announcing that it has secured $600,000 in new funding from Google Ventures and a number of angel investors, including Richard Chen, David Tisch, David Li, Nick Mehta and Don Hutchison. This brings LawPivot's total funding to $1 million (the startup previously raised $400,000 in angel funding).

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Google Ventures Leads Investment In Legal Q&A Site LawPivot, Invites It To Work In The Googleplex

by Jay Yarow, January 20th, 2011

LawPivot, a legal Q&A site, just announced a $600,000 round of seed funding from Google Ventures, and a handful of angel investors. The company also says it's going to be moving onto Google's campus in the company's startup incubator where it will have access to a number of Google's resources.

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Legal Q&A Site Raises $600,000

by Bambi Francisco Roizen, January 20th, 2011

In yet another sign that Q&A sites are highly sought after, LawPivot, a Q&A site focusing on legal questions, announced late Wednesday that it secured $600,000 in venture financing from Google Ventures, and high-profile angels, including David Tisch from TechStars and Richard Chen, founder of AngelPad.

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Google Ventures Backs LawPivot, a Legal Q&A Service For Startups

by Anthony Ha, January 19th, 2011

If you're running a startup, you probably have to wrestle with plenty of legal questions, but hiring a law firm may be beyond your budget. That's why a startup called LawPivot offers entrepreneurs a place where they can get their questions answered confidentially and for free (at least for now).

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Law Pivot Gets New Tool, More Funding to Crowdsource the Law

by Derrick Harris, January 19th, 2011

Silicon Valley startup Law Pivot announced new funding and a new recommendation feature for its Quora-like Q&A service that aims to democratize access to quality legal advice. According to Nitin Gupta, Law Pivot co-founder and VP of business development, the new recommendation feature will add value to the service by helping companies target their queries to lawyers that best match their needs. Even before today's news, though, Law Pivot has defied the odds by gaining traction in a notoriously technology-resistant profession.

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The 10 Biggest Booby Traps of Term Sheets

by Guy Kawasaki, December 20th, 2010

Nitin Gupta is the co-founder of LawPivot, an online market for legal services. He previously provided answers to the 10 most common questions of entrepreneurs. In this posting he explains the 10 biggest booby traps in term sheets from venture capitalists.
Although receiving a venture term sheet to fund your company is a cause for celebration, please consider the various booby traps that it may contain before you break out the party hats. This is a top 10 list of things an entrepreneur should understand about term sheets:

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The Top 10 Questions Tech Entrepreneurs Ask

by Guy Kawasaki, December 8th, 2010

LawPivot is an online market for legal services. It's a way for companies to confidentially obtain crowdsourced answers to their questions from lawyers and to also find lawyers to retain. Two lawyers with tech experience, Jay Mandal (formerly the lead mergers and acquisitions lawyer at Apple) and Nitin Gupta (formerly an intellectual property litigation lawyer at Townsend and Townsend and Crew) are the co-founders. In this post, I asked Nitin to answer the most common questions of high-tech entrepreneurs.

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Top 3 Cheap or Free Legal Services for Startups

by Devon Glenn, December 6th, 2010

Nitin Gupta and Jay Mandal founded LawPivot to answer simple questions for companies with limited resources. Law services in Silicon Valley cost an average of $500 per hour, Gupta told mbStartups, which is enough to make most startups .afraid to pick up a phone and ask a question. while the meter is running, which often leads to more legal issues in the future. LawPivot allows clients to send a legal question to as many as ten law firms at a time for a flat fee of $80. The response is quick, but also thorough because it comes from multiple sources.

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How LawPivot Could Disrupt the Legal Field

by E.B. Boyd, November 19th, 2010

The legal industry has been notoriously resistant to change. This, after all, is a business that still requires lawyers to track their time in six-minute increments, as if they were churning out widgets on an assembly line. But a startup in San Francisco is creating an online marketplace for legal questions that could disrupt some of the industry's most basic business practices.

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LawPivot Closes Angel Round For Quora-Like Startup Legal Advice

by Michael Arrington, November 8th, 2010

One thing's for sure, there's probably going to be a Quora for every possible niche eventually. The Q&A site meets social network concept is just a great way to spur the creation of good quality content. A Quora for the enterprise, Opzi, did well at TechCrunch Disrupt: San Francisco this year, for example. And there are other examples as well. We'll see more soon.

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The Daily Start-Up: VC Fund Raising Not Entirely Bearish

by Russell Garland, October 15th, 2010

This morning's roundup of the latest venture capital news and analysis across the Web:

Amid the general fund-raising malaise in the venture industry, a few funds continue to rake in fresh capital. Spark Capital, an early investor in Twitter, has rounded up $360 million for its third fund. Its general partners surely made their limited partners happy by kicking in more of their own cash, although they won't say how much. LPs like VCs to have plenty of skin in the game nowadays. Another hot venture investor, First Round Capital, also has a new fund, according to a regulatory filing. It has raised $126.4 million so far, but it's unclear if that is the final amount.

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LawPivot Turns to Investors to Expand Legal Site For Entrepreneurs

by Timothy Hay, October 15th, 2010

Two well-connected Silicon Valley lawyers have launched a website that pairs entrepreneurs seeking legal advice with attorneys who want to represent up-and-coming start-ups, and have closed on half of a $500,000 seed round.

The funding was provided by Valley-based angel investors, said co-founder Nitin Gupta, and will enable LawPivot Inc. to expand its network of attorneys and company founders.

Gupta is an attorney who was formerly with intellectual-property firm Townsend & Townsend, he said. His co-founder, Jay Mandal, served as the head of the mergers-and-acquisitions legal team at Apple Inc., Gupta said.

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Startup Wants to Slash Current Legal Cost Structure for Small Businesses

by Bambi Roizen, August 19th, 2010

Many early-stage startups share one common costly expense: legal fees.

LawPivot, a Q&A site for legal questions around starting a business - hopes to lower those fees by providing startups with an alternative. On Thursday, it launched its service to the public. The company, which was founded by two attorneys, Jay Mandal and Nitin Gupta, had been in limited beta this February to get initial feedback from users, including myself.

After having tested it out, I can honestly say it's been an excellent service for my questions, ranging from patents, to options and taxes, to employee HSA accounts.

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