How Do Start-Ups Obtain Their Legal Services?
Darian M. Ibrahim
William & Mary Law School
May 10, 2012
Wisconsin Law Review, Vol. 2012, No. 2, 2012
Univ. of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1196
This Essay is the first to examine, using responses to online surveys, the use of in-house versus outside counsel by rapid-growth start-up companies. It also explores, from the vantage point of the start-up’s entrepreneur, some reasons for that choice. The Essay tests several hypotheses derived from the economic and entrepreneurship literatures about the benefits of in-house versus outside counsel in the unique context of start-up firms.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 29
JEL Classification: K2
Date posted: May 12, 2012 ; Last revised: August 15, 2012