This is your business. Define the rights and obligations of your co-founders and investors from the start.
Starting at $1,200 (+ tax)
Getting a custom-built Shareholders' Agreement means clearly outlining who gets to make decisions and ultimately run the business. Make sure you get it right.
Your business is going to grow.
A strong Shareholders' Agreement enables your business to easily and fairly adjust the ownerships structure of your corporation, so it can grow and adapt without you giving up control.
Minimize conflict between shareholders.
Ensure that all shareholders understand the rules for owning a piece of your company, including how to buy, sell, and transfer shares, as well as how to calculate their value.
Grow without compromising.
Establish an ownership structure that works for your goals while still presenting an attractive option to outside investors.
You'll have a kick-off call so your lawyer can learn about your goals and the key clauses to include in your agreement. After the call, your lawyer will draft and deliver your custom Shareholders' Agreement and explain how it works.
1. Capitalization Table
Your cap table clearly defines who owns the company and how many shares they control. This complements your minute book and provides context for the rest of the agreement.
2. Custom Clauses
Identify and include sections that are important to your business, like the Right of First Refusal, Piggyback or Drag-along Rights, Shotgun Clauses, and more. Don't worry, your lawyer will walk you through each of these sections if you need them explained.
3. Protection Against the Unknown
Prevent catastrophe by clearly identifying what happens when a shareholder dies, gets divorced, becomes disabled, or disappears.
4. Evaluate Your Shares
Outline the formula that will be used to calculate the value of the company. This is important for when you raise money and issue options down the road.
Pick a lawyer to discuss your goals and business needs.
Work with your lawyer to draft the perfect agreement for you.
Receive a digital copy ready to be printed and signed.
The easiest way to get an agreement you can rely on.
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