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Blog Review: Startup Law Blog

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Blogging has been one of the most satisfying endeavors I’ve undertaken business-wise since leaving a corporate firm in 2010 to help build a business law practice at an insurance defense firm. Seeing how valuable the corporate firm brand had been for business development — a benefit I no longer enjoyed — I decided that blogging would be a good way to enhance my reputation as someone who knew what he was talking about. I wanted to focus my business development efforts on providing contract review and negotiation services to corporations, so I blogged as theContractsGuy.

One of the wonderful side effects of blogging that I didn’t foresee was making friends in the blogosphere. One fellow blogger I met while on a business trip to Seattle a couple of years ago was Joe Wallin, who blogged for a number of years at the Startup Law Blog (Joe has since left the firm that hosts the blog and he now blogs at I met a few other awesome fellow bloggers on that trip and wrote about it in Making Friends Through Blogging.

I’ve followed Joe’s blog for a long time, and it’s one of the best blogs about startups around. Although I’m currently focusing my law practice on small business mergers and acquisitions, as well as business law issues (including contracts!) and don’t swim in the startup pond nearly as much as I used to, I wanted to share some of Joe’s best posts. Although Joe’s focus is on startups, many of the articles I’m highlighting in this post are great for general business law issues.

Here are some of my favorite posts:

Here are several other great posts that are more specific to typical high-growth startups. Although the posts are most helpful for high-growth startups, many of them — especially the ones dealing with stock options and the like — are applicable to other businesses.

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