Founder And Key Employee Arrangements

Building The Right Foundation For Your Business

One of the most common disputes between company founders and their employees involves ownership of and rights to intellectual property, mainly because the employment arrangement does not properly specify these particulars.

I'm Phil Crowley, an attorney focused on helping life sciences and other technology companies reach for the next level of success. The majority of my clients are entrepreneurs and innovators employed in medicine, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices and other technology fields such as software development or software as a service (SaaS). I serve clients in New York, New Jersey and throughout the United States. My practice is based on years of experience as a lawyer, an in-house counselor and advisor, a Trustee of a major technology university and an Angel Investor.

In addition to spelling out intellectual property rights, it is essential for company founders to be proactive in planning for any eventualities, such as what might happen if a partner were to decide to leave the venture, become incapacitated, get divorced, or even pass away.

As your lawyer, I can help you protect your right to profit from your ventures by:

  • Negotiating appropriate employment terms and other provisions.
  • Drafting and negotiating employment arrangements and the terms of contributing assets to the entity

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Clarifying these arrangements can be key in providing the best prospect that founders and key executives are compensated for the substantial effort they expend for the venture. For more information or to schedule a free confidential consultation, please call 908-336-0795 or contact us directly through this website today.