Startups & Scaleups

Strategic partners for strategic thinkers.

You focus on creating innovative products and services. We’ll focus on nuts and bolts legal and compliance issues. 

Key Insights
We act as outside General Counsel for startups in a variety of industries.

Our entrepreneurial track record sets us apart from other attorneys.

When you are starting a business, your concerns are about product/market fit, funding, competitors, partners, and untold other priorities. We help clients in a variety of industries establish a firm legal foundation based on their immediate needs and long term growth or exit strategies. Our entrepreneurial track record sets us apart from other attorneys. Proteus Discovery Group, which we founded in 2015, provides eDiscovery services to publicly traded and private corporations, national non-profits, government agencies, and some of the largest law firms in the country. We spun DiscoveryMaster, an eDiscovery software reporting tool, out of Proteus in 2020. Other attorneys can tell you about entrepreneurs they’ve helped; we can provide counsel based on an entirely different perspective. 

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What We Do

Entity Formation and Incorporation
Corporate Governance
Operating and Shareholder Agreements
Voting Rights Agreements
Funding, Lending, and Financing
Convertible Debt, Private Round Equity, SAFEs
Contracts, Licensing, and IP
Outside General Counsel

Innovative Legal Services

Proactive planning that supports organic growth, M&A, and subsequent legal proceedings.

Our eDiscovery company delivers defensible document destruction policies to ensure you are only paying to store data that has business value or meets regulatory requirements.


Hamish Cohen

Hamish acts as outside general counsel to businesses in multiple industries. He also competes in Ironman triathlons.

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