Dead on Arrival, Avoiding the Legal Mistakes That Could Kill Your Start-Up takes you through the legal mistakes that start-up companies and their lawyers make on their way to success and how to avoid making those mistakes. Some of those mistakes can be rectified, but many will result in your start-up company being Dead on Arrival when it looks for financing or acquisition opportunities. Knowing what those mistakes are and how to avoid them is essential to starting and building a successful company. This book is essential to help you recognize potential pitfalls and to avoid falling victim to the mistakes that cause companies to fail. This book is a must read for every start-up entrepreneur and lawyer in the start-up space.
Roger Royse is the founder of Royse Law Firm, a business and tax law firm with offices in Northern and Southern California. Roger has practiced tax and business law since 1984 in markets as diverse as Hollywood, Wall Street and Silicon Valley and has helped clients navigate legal issues and opportunities in a variety of industries including technology, entertainment and real estate. Roger has served as an adjunct professor at Golden Gate University and is a frequent speaker, writer and blogger for bar associations CPA organizations, and prominent business groups. Roger regularly advises domestic and international startup and emerging growth companies on formation, financing and exit planning. In addition to providing in-depth legal counsel, Roger's firm applies innovative technology platforms to offer cost-effective, efficient and responsive legal solutions, opportunities, and connections to the business community.