Startup Center

Welcome to SPZ’s Startup Center, a set of articles covering common business law questions for startups and founders. We hope you find it helpful. Please browse the site to learn more about us, and contact us to find out how we can assist your business. Happy reading!




Fundraising can be a challenge, especially for first-time founders. What’s the difference between convertible notes and preferred stock? What’s a SAFE? Our attorneys have worked on hundreds of early-stage investments and can help you with structuring and negotiating your fundraise, from term sheet to closing.


For many startups, their intellectual property is one of the their most important assets. We help you protect your branding through trademark registration, and your information through confidentiality agreements with your employees, suppliers, and other partners.


Data privacy laws are constantly changing around the world. If you collect, use and/or share data from individuals, you may be subject to one or more data privacy laws. From CCPA to GDPR and beyond, we help you stay compliant. We also help you with drafting privacy policies to communicate your data practices to your users and customers.


Nonprofits are subject to a special set of rules under the U.S. tax laws. We help our clients form their nonprofit entities, obtain tax-exempt status from the IRS and stay compliant.