About New York SAFE Note Lawyers
Our New York lawyers help businesses and individuals with their legal needs. A few of the major industries that represent New York's economy include financial services, healthcare, and professional services.
Our platform has lawyers that specialize in safe notes. SAFE (or simple agreement for future equity) notes are documents that startups often use to help raise seed capital. ContractCounsel’s approach makes legal services affordable by removing unnecessary law firm overhead.
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Scott graduated from Cardozo Law School and also has an English degree from Penn. His practice focuses on business law and contracts, with an emphasis on commercial transactions and negotiations, document drafting and review, employment, business formation, e-commerce, technology, healthcare, privacy, data security and compliance. While he's worked with large, established companies, he particularly enjoys collaborating with startups. Prior to starting his own practice in 2011, Scott worked in-house for over 5 years with businesses large and small. He also handles real estate leases, website and app Terms of Service and privacy policies, and pre- and post-nup agreements.
We help simplify every transaction and provide a superior level of customer service to create long lasting and trusted relationships with our clients. Our goal is to guide our clients with practical and zealous legal representation and eliminate the difficult nature of any legal transaction.
I am a commercial contracts attorney with twenty years of experience. I have represented major corporate clients including Amazon, Marvel, and Viacom as well as independent entertainment professionals and technology startups.
Melanie Cunningham specializes in helping entrepreneurs remain creative and expansive by establishing the foundation of their business and protecting and maximizing their intellectual property. It’s her belief that entrepreneurs and micro and small business owners play a critical role in our communities, which propelled Melanie to return to private practice after more than a decade working for global financial institutions. Melanie’s practice is dedicated to delivering excellent legal support and protection to this vital, but an often underserved, community. Melanie credits her business training and the skills developed as a senior compliance officer with enabling her to help small business owners have a legally compliant business, while proactively advising clients during the growth process. She’s helped diverse entrepreneurs do business in a way that focuses more on collaboration than competition. Melanie has counseled small business owners in determining what is protection worthy (helping them obtain trademarks and copyrights) and making contact on their behalf in the case of infringement.
Attorney licensed to practice in both California and New York, Josiah is focused on helping people understand what's in their contracts, and do business with confidence.
Dual Qualified New York Attorney & Enrolled NZ Barrister & Solicitor
Abraham's practice focuses on counseling emerging group companies in the technology and other commercial agreements, and assisting equity financings (specifically venture capital).
Transactional Lawyer with 15+ years of international experience working for large corporations in commercial and regulatory matters, contracts, partnerships, mergers and acquisitions, arbitration, and governance. Highly experienced in structuring, drafting, negotiating, and managing a wide range of contracts. Provide training for lawyers and non-lawyers in contract negotiation and management. Effective deal counsel and conflict mediator. A strong business strategy background coupled with business plan development, risk assessment, due diligence, and partnerships.
Advised startups and established corporations on a wide range of commercial and corporate matters, including cross-border deals, technology law, and M&A. Commercial and Corporate • Advised companies on commercial and corporate matters and drafted corporate documents and commercial agreements—including but not limited to —Terms and Conditions, SaaS Agreement, Employment Agreement, Contractor Agreement, Joint Venture Agreement, Stock Purchase Agreement, Asset Purchase Agreement, Shareholders Agreement, Partnership Agreement, Franchise Agreement, License Agreement, and Financing Agreement. • Drafted and revised internal regulations of joint venture companies (board of directors, employment, office organization, discretional duty, internal control, accounting, fund management, etc.) • Revised joint venture agreements and master land lease agreements, and so forth. • Drafted legal memos on finance regulations Global Blockchain Projects • Advised blockchain startups ICOs, securities law, business license, regulatory compliance, and other commercial and corporate matters. • Drafted or analyzed coin or token sale agreements for global ICOs. • Assisted clients with corporate formations, including filing incorporation documents and foreign corporation registrations, drafting operating and partnership agreements, creating articles of incorporation and bylaws. Litigation and Dispute Resolution • Conducted legal research, document review, and drafted pleadings, motions, and other trial documents. • Advised the client on strategic approaches to discovery proceedings and settlement negotiation. • Assisted clients with business dispute settlements.
20+ years working internationally in-house with BMS, Bayer, ImClone and Osteotech, plus another dozen running a boutique business law firm. Our contract experience runs the entire spectrum - M&A, Real Estate, Procurement, Entity and Formation, Licensing, Employment, Drug Development, Professional Services and SaaS.