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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.

Case Study
Student Entrepreneur Launches Interplay With Pro Bono Assistance

Our team provided corporate, intellectual property, and employment law advice to help a young entrepreneur launch her business.

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.

Blog | April 07, 2022
Get Started Omaha 2022: A Wrap Up
Articles | October 2019
Trademark Considerations for Startups
Speaking Engagements | February 16 - March 9, 2021
Speaker, "Entrepreneurs are Innovators," Webinar Series
Speaking Engagements | November 17, 2020
Mentor, "Mentor Madness," Startup Milwaukee Week
Seminars | October 10, 2019
Immigration Options for Entrepreneurs and Business Owners

Venture Café Thursday Gathering

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.

News Releases | September 30, 2019
Husch Blackwell to Co-Sponsor Kansas City FUND Conference

Husch Blackwell Partner Edward Wilson will present “An Entrepreneur’s Checklist to a Successful Cap Raise” from 9 to 9:30 a.m. on Oct. 9. The presentation will cover areas of focus for startups looking to set up a successful capital raise.

Testimonials Chris Cheatham, Co-Founder/CEO, RiskGenius

“One of the things I really appreciate about Husch Blackwell is it’s not just straight legal advice. You can give letter-of-the-law advice all day, but they understand that there are business issues that have to be solved as well.”

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Testimonials Eric Laurent, Executive Director, Roo

"We chose Husch Blackwell for its willingness to navigate the waters of the sharing economy as well as its friendliness and support for entrepreneurship. Husch’s size provides us with a large variety of services that caters to the needs of our company across the board. We have access to excellent law advice in many different areas that we know we need both now and in the future. Finally, Husch's reputation speaks for itself and grants us access to a network of highly experienced and helpful individuals in St. Louis."

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Testimonials Dr. Daniel Sindelar, CEO, Keystone Bio

"Husch Blackwell (HB) comes with a great reputation, but most importantly Myers Dill was willing to discuss OUR needs. Myers promised me HB would be available for Keystone Bio as we needed and when we needed. That was extremely important for us. One of the biggest roadblocks to a startup of any kind is the need for exceptional legal structure, while at the same time not becoming cash-poor in the pursuit. Myers and HB were great to work with as Keystone Bio worked through that phase."

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Testimonials Jonaie Johnson, Founder & CEO, Interplay

"I am truly grateful! Husch Blackwell's pro bono legal services and knowledge of startups have helped me to have continued success with my new company, Interplay."

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

“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!”

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Case Study

Our team provided advice to help a young entrepreneur launch her business.

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