New Year’s resolutions take all sorts of different forms. Some people focus on diet and exercise, others on meditation or improving relationships. More entrepreneurially minded people may resolve to finally start their own business. If you are one of those people who will be launching their first business in the new year, this article contains […]
About Justin Agans
Justin leads the Startup Law practice at Spengler & Agans. He works with startups, entrepreneurs, and local businesses throughout the Charlotte community. In addition to his background in the law, Justin has an M.B.A. with a focus on entrepreneurship and marketing strategy. Justin and Eric previously launched their own startup, which gives them a unique understanding of the challenges faced by entrepreneurs.
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I have a lot of startups and small businesses that walk into my office two or three years after they formed a company without the help of a lawyer. The reason for the delay for first working with a business lawyer is some variation of “they didn’t think it could be that hard” or “they […]
Through years of dedicated service to Charlotte clients, both partners at Spengler & Agans were awarded prestigious legal distinctions in 2018. Our partners wish to thank Thomas Reuters, Business North Carolina, and the Charlotte legal community for recognizing our dedication to our clients. North Carolina Super Lawyer Our firm is proud to announce that Eric […]
We’re pleased to announce that as of July 28, 2016, we’re offering a more efficient way to form your company online with Spengler & Agans! Spengler & Agans is bringing innovation to the legal services industry. We offer entrepreneurs a reasonably priced, web-based process for starting a company that also includes the opportunity to get answers in-person […]
Many North Carolina entrepreneurs ask whether they should do their startup as a Delaware corporation or as a North Carolina LLC. Here’s a breakdown of pros and cons. Delaware corporation Generally: Forming as a Delaware corporation is usually the right answer if you are certain that your startup will need to raise money from venture capital […]
Opening a startup is the dream of countless entrepreneurs, but things are a little more complicated than having an idea. Things can go awry quickly, and we see a lot of the same issues with lots of new companies. Here are 8 of issues our attorneys see over and over again. 1. Formation Forming a […]
It’s important that you form your company before you start operating your business. Many entrepreneurs ask me how long it will take to form an LLC in North Carolina. The answer to this question is more complicated than it may appear. Starting a new business can be broken down into two separate, but related, parts: […]
Parts of this article were first published on Charlotte Agenda by Justin Agans. How Startups Raise Money As a business lawyer who works with startups every day, I regularly speak with entrepreneurs about raising capital. One of the recurring themes of those conversations is the question of how startups raise money. Charlotte has a growing startup scene, […]
Buy-sell agreements are important to have for any LLC that has more than one owner or member. While most companies that form new businesses will draft an operating agreement, that document only covers issues like the following: Who makes what type of decisions What is the degree of consensus needed for various types of decisions […]
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