Start-Up Companies

Moffatt Thomas attorneys are experienced in counseling entrepreneurs on starting new businesses of any size.  Our job is to help you avoid the legal issues that can cripple or kill a company in its infancy.

Practice Profile

We can assist with choosing the corporate form; financing the company, including private placements; drafting founders agreements; license agreements and terms of use agreements; setting up corporate procedures; and drafting contracts with employees, suppliers, and lenders.  We will also advise you on how to protect your intellectual property and the employees who are, frequently, the most significant assets of a new business.

Moffatt Thomas attorneys can suggest various billing arrangements for this work and frequently use a flat fee program for a new company’s legal work.

Moffatt Thomas is a sponsor of and an active participant in the Boise Angel Alliance.  (The Boise Angel Alliance is a community of angel investors.  The Boise Angel Alliance provides an opportunity for angel investors to convene, share best practices and gain access to educational programming.  The Boise Angel Alliance and its membership are catalysts for angel investments and the formation of angel funds.  The Boise Angel Alliance produces economic value to Idaho by supporting angel investors to make investments.)


Entrepreneurs may be interested in the Moffatt Thomas start-up guide, “Things to Consider When Starting Up a Company in Idaho – A Lawyer’s Perspective,” written by Moffatt Thomas attorney C. Clayton Gill.

The start-up guide may be downloaded here:  www.Startup-Idaho.com

Experience

  • Corporate formation (e.g., LLC vs. S-Corp)
  • Corporate formalities
  • Founder agreements
  • Private placements
  • Licensing and permitting
  • Intellectual property (copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, license agreements)
  • Employment agreements (including non-compete and non-solicitation agreements)
  • Employee handbooks and other employment policies
  • Insurance coverage review
  • Negotiate and draft real estate leases
  • Draft or review contracts with customers, suppliers, and service providers (including dealer agreements)
  • Draft or review purchase order terms and conditions

News

“An Update on the LGBT Front and Its Impact on Employers” Idaho Department of Labor Employer Workshop led by Moffatt Thomas attorney, C. Clayton Gill.

Moffatt Thomas attorney, C. Clayton Gill, presented an employer seminar titled, “An Update on the LGBT Front and Its Impact on Employers” at the Idaho Department of Labor, Canyon County Employer Association meeting in Caldwell on September 17, 2015.

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Idaho Law Firm, Moffatt Thomas, Ranked Among the Nation’s 2016 “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News

Moffatt Thomas has been named one of the nation’s “Best Law Firms” for 2016 from the publishers of U.S. News […]

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2016 Idaho Employment Law Conference SHRM, presented by the Idaho State Council of SHRM and Moffatt Thomas

The Idaho State Council of SHRM and Idaho law firm, Moffatt Thomas, present the 2016 Idaho Employment Law Conference on Thursday September 29, 2016 and Friday, September 30, 2016.

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“Discovery of Electronically Stored Information” an ACC Webinar Presented by Moffatt Thomas – May 12, 2015

Moffatt Thomas attorney, Tyler Anderson, and IT Manager, Marshall Major, will present legal aspects and technology tips for advancing and responding to eDiscovery, asking attendees to pose the question, "What Would the Judge Want?"

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MOFFATT THOMAS EMPLOYMENT LAW BREAKFAST BRIEFING, JUNE 7, 2016

REGISTER TODAY! Moffatt Thomas Employment Law Breakfast Briefing: June 7, 2016
Human Resources Professionals may earn SHRM Professional Development Credits.
Attend in person in Boise (Moffatt Thomas offices), Pocatello (Moffatt Thomas offices), or Idaho Falls (Hilton Garden Inn).

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Super Lawyers Selects 12 Moffatt Thomas Attorneys for 2016

Twelve Moffatt Thomas attorneys were recently selected by 2016 Super Lawyers for their accomplishments in the fields of business/corporate law, business litigation, banking, employment law, environmental law and litigation, insurance defense, and medical and professional malpractice defense.

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“Social Media Issues for Employers” Idaho Department of Labor Employer Workshop to be led by Moffatt Thomas attorney, Benjamin C. Ritchie

Moffatt Thomas attorney, Benjamin C. Ritchie, will present an employer seminar titled, “Social Media Issues for Employers” at the Idaho Department of Labor Workshop for Employers in Idaho Falls from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on March 19, 2015.

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Resources

C Clayton Gill

Idaho Start-Ups: Things to Consider When Starting Up a Company – A Lawyer’s Perspective, C. Clayton Gill

“Things to Consider When Starting Up a Company in Idaho – A Lawyer’s Perspective,” by C. Clayton Gill.   http://www.startup-idaho.com/ Excerpt: […]

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Larry C Hunter

“Reflections on Volunteer Service,” by Larry C. Hunter, Moffatt Thomas

The power of many rather than the power of one is most often the way in which we can change the world.

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Jamie K Moon

New OSHA Online Reporting Rule Sparks Debate in High-Risk Industries, Jamie K. Moon

On May 30, OSHA issued a final rule regarding reporting requirements for qualifying industries. The new rule (to be codified at 29 C.F.R. Part 1904) requires certain companies to report workplace injuries and illnesses data online to OSHA. This includes companies in the manufacturing, construction, trucking and farming industries, which are considered high-risk industries where workplace injuries and illnesses are typically more prevalent.

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Choice of Business Entity: Risks and Benefits (or, “I Might be Liable for What!?!”)

Choice of Business Entity: Risks and Benefits (or, “I Might be Liable for What!?!”), by Christine E. Nicholas Download PDF

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C Clayton Gill

DOL Has Published the Amended FLSA (Overtime) Regulations — Employers Must Comply By December 1, 2016

DOL Has Published the Amended FLSA (Overtime) Regulations — Employers Must Comply By December 1, 2016. An Employment Law update by Moffatt Thomas attorney, C. Clayton Gill.

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