How Do Start-Ups Obtain Their Legal Services?
29 Pages Posted: 12 May 2012 Last revised: 15 Aug 2012
Date Written: May 10, 2012
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.
JEL Classification: K2
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