Working with Attorneys, Part 2: Partnerships and Protections

A lot of entrepreneurs have partners. Maybe you want to partner with a friend, your spouse, a niece, or a childhood buddy – what could go wrong?


The closer you are to that partner, the more important it is to have a written agreement that determines all of the important aspects of establishing and managing the functions of the business.

In this video, I cover important startup-related legal points such as:

  • Amount of equity split
  • Voting rights – Buying and selling equity and shares
  • Who’s financing
  • Considering confidentiality, non-solicitation, and non-compete agreements.
  • Dispute handling
Feras Alhlou

Feras Alhlou

Feras has founded, grown, and sold businesses in Silicon Valley and abroad, scaling them from zero revenue to 7 and 8 figures. In 2019, he sold e-Nor, a digital marketing consulting company, to dentsu (a top-5 global media company). Feras has served as an advisor to 150+ other new startup businesses, and in his current venture, Start Up With Feras, he's on a mission to help entrepreneurs in the consulting and services space start and grow their businesses smarter and stronger.

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