Thursday, January 28, 2010

Andrews Kurth Launches Fixed Fee Start-Up Package for Legal Services

Having spent years working inside large law firms (as director of marketing and business development) and counseling attorneys across the country on how to stand out from their competition, I am always impressed when I see law firms do things that are out of the ordinary. It is not everyday that you see attorneys breaking some eggs to make an omelet.

Andrews Kurth, a leading law firm for entrepreneurs and emerging growth companies (and my former employer), announced today the launch of a new fixed-fee, start-up organization package. What makes this great is that it shows that lawyers are listening to what their clients are asking for in regards to partnering with a company and not making everything they do about the billable hour.

In an effort to create cost certainty and streamline the process associated with launching a new company, Andrews Kurth is offering clients a comprehensive start-up organization package for the formation of a new corporation. The package is provided for a fixed fee of $5,000 and details can be found at

This start-up organization package consists of documents and services in the following areas:

- Incorporation, Organization and Qualification

- Capitalization

- Employment and Consulting

- Intellectual Property

- Consultations on venture capital term sheets, employment matters, employee benefits and IP

The program was spearheaded by Austin partners Matt Lyons and Alan Bickerstaff, both of whom I have known for over a decade, and are seasoned professionals in working with start-up companies and the entrepreneurs who create new ventures.

Attorneys in the Technology and Emerging Companies Group of Andrews Kurth have advised hundreds of entrepreneurs on the formation of new companies, capital structures, financing transactions and intellectual property matters, and have provided counseling on day-to-day legal issues that arise in start-up companies.

About Andrews Kurth LLP

For more than a century, Andrews Kurth has built its practice on the belief that “straight talk is good business.” Real answers, clear vision and mutual respect define the firm’s relationships with clients, colleagues, communities and employees. With 400 lawyers and offices in Austin, Beijing, Dallas, Houston, London, New York, The Woodlands and Washington, DC, Andrews Kurth represents a wide array of clients in multiple industries. For more information about Andrews Kurth, please visit

1 comment:

KAM Sports International said...

Hey Thom,

That $5000 fee sounds like a made up number. They should go for $5477 - bet they'd make the same or more number of sales and have $477 to spend on marketing!