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Champions of innovation.

Husch Blackwell helps entrepreneurs direct their passion and vision into viable business models. We offer the voice of experience and a guiding hand to young companies as they develop their products and services and successfully move them to market.

The attorneys on our Startups team are subject matter authorities in dynamic industries such as technology, life sciences and agribusiness. We offer the support necessary to launch and grow startup companies, protect their ideas and realize their business objectives.

Our guidance to emerging growth companies includes:

  • Business formation and structure
  • Financing, including identifying investors
  • Intellectual property - patents, trademarks and copyrights
  • Labor and employment issues
  • Contracts and agreements
  • Real estate
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Tax and estate planning
  • Litigation
  • Mergers, acquisitions and other strategic transactions

If you are unsure what legal issues might apply to your new business or when to address those potential issues, our Startup Diagnostic Tool will help to ensure your new startup gets off on the right foot.

Client Success
Startups Client Spotlight: Provider Pool

Provider Pool is an online labor marketplace created for the healthcare industry. This shift fulfillment platform connects hospitals with available healthcare professionals for on-demand staffing needs.

Client Success
Startups Client Spotlight: Keystone Bio

Keystone Bio was formed by three founders, all leaders in their respective areas, to target the world's most deadly diseases.

Client Success
Startups Client Spotlight: Roo

The idea for Roo sparked when one of the founders, Eric Laurent, struggled to find somewhere to store his apartment belongings during a two-week gap in his lease.

Speaking Engagements | February 16 - March 9, 2021
Speaker, "Entrepreneurs are Innovators," Webinar Series
Speaking Engagements | November 17, 2020
Mentor, "Mentor Madness," Startup Milwaukee Week
News Releases | August 23, 2022
Husch Blackwell Guides Pinata in Series A Offering
Media Mentions | April 19, 2022
Ingram's: 40 Under Forty Class of 2022
News Releases | March 31, 2020
Missouri Lawyers Weekly Chooses Two Husch Blackwell Litigators for 2020 Women's Justice Awards

Jones and Robinson are members of the firm’s Real Estate, Development & Construction industry group and Construction Litigation practice team.

News Releases | March 05, 2020
Husch Blackwell Encourages Startups to Apply for Get Started Omaha Pitch Competition

GSO-eligible startups are those that have raised less than $200,000 in funding and generated less than $200,000 in revenue. The application deadline is Friday, March 13, 2020.

As a founder and former winner of Get Started Omaha, I am delighted to be returning as a judge for this year’s competition! The exposure and connections we received through the competition and beyond helped us build what Maxwell is today - a single employer solution for modern benefits, rewards & peer giving, that help teams “crush it.” We love the Husch Blackwell Startup team who “crushes it” every time!

Adriana Cisneros Basulto, founder of Maxwell, judge and former winner of Get Started Omaha