Meeting Legal Needs Around the World
Founders Legal (Bekiares Eliezer LLP) is a fast-growing boutique law firm that began in 2014, positioning itself in the heart of the Atlanta Tech Village, a hub for software developers, startups, and other technology-focused entrepreneurs. The firm has grown to serve over 1,000 active clients worldwide, offering legal counsel on intellectual property, technology, business, and transactional law. Their clients range from startups to well-established multinational companies, but all of them have the central need to protect unique ideas, structure their deals properly, and abide by legal regulations. The ability of Founders Legal to collectively assess individual issues and apply targeted legal counsel is essential.
Collaboration is a key ingredient to their organizational success. Partner Andrei Tsygankov mentioned that the office itself is an open plan, which is unusual for a law firm. Boundaries are kept, but generally, the experience and knowledge of the whole team are pooled together to address any kind of issues a client faces. Leveraging their flexible service offerings, and the expertise of staff members from a wide range of business and “big law” backgrounds, Founders Legal is equipped to guide clients in everything from capital raising and mergers and acquisitions, to copyrights and patents.
Protecting Ideas and Operations
Safeguarding clients’ ideas is a core focus of Founders Legal. Intellectual property and software licensing – Andrei’s specialties – serve to solidify and commercialize the rights of the company and inventors over their valuable products/services. Without taking the steps to define the proper use of software and other technologies, businesses risk their work being stolen, altered, or being unfairly compensated.
Founders Legal works to ensure that companies legally protect their ideas and are empowered to successfully challenge infringements on their intellectual property. Founders Legal provides many in-depth services including trademarking, end-user agreements, and even branding identity solutions to maintain the integrity of business technology and define contractual relationships. They also work with business leaders to comply with data and privacy laws, as well as foreign requirements, to ensure operations proceed without legal backlash.
Andrei says that Founders Legal distinguishes itself from the old model of doing legal work by investing in technology and internal processes rather than just physical office space. Using cloud-based software for all of its core business needs, Founders Legal provides high-quality work faster and more efficiently, at a lower overall cost to their clients. This also helps the firm more effectively manage client relationships, docket critical deadlines, leverage its existing legal forms, and organize all its different legal projects.