Matthew Faustman

www.upcounsel.com Matt is the co-founder and CEO of UpCounsel (www.upcounsel.com), a legal services marketplace. UpCounsel makes it easy to find and hire a great attorney for anything. Matt started his career as a startup and venture capital attorney.
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4 Biggest Blunders in Historic Business Partnerships

Feb 24, 2014

Tech Startup Advice

The following is a guest post from fnBlog Contributor Matt Faustman, Founder of UpCounsel. This post, originally posted on the UpCounsel Blog. Your business can benefit from strategic partnerships, especially when …

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Learn From Zappos’s Expensive Mistake

Nov 01, 2012

Tech Startup Advice

It has not been a good year for Zappos. First, the company suffered from a massive data security breach affecting 24 million consumers. Second, when the plaintiff lawyers came swarming …

Startup Law

Startups Can Avoid a Privacy Class Action with a Single Clause

Sep 21, 2012

Tech Startup Advice

viagra onlineup, avoid a class action lawsuit, startup, arbitration provision” width=”150″ height=”150″ /> Jessica L. Hubley, Independent Consultant Jessica L. Hubley is guest writer for UpCounsel and part of their …

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How to Evaluate a Stock Option Grant

Aug 20, 2012

Startup Investing and Funding

This is a guest post by Peter Boyd as part of a series on negotiating employment offer letters and compensation. I recently helped my wife negotiate an offer letter for a senior …

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A Shotgun Legal Guide to Advisors

Jul 25, 2012

Tech Startup Advice

Advisors can be a key element of a young business’s success. They can provide guidance, support and key connections. While advisors are intended to help your company, there are legal …

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The Four Attorneys Your Startup Should Have On Tap

Jun 25, 2012

Tech Startup Advice

At some point in the early stages of your company you will realize that you need a lawyer. Hopefully, this call to action is the result of a growing business …

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Why are lawyers so expensive, even for the small things?

Apr 26, 2012

Tech Startup Advice

Several months ago the question “Why are lawyers so expensive even with the excess supply of lawyers?” was posed and answered on Quora. It received a great deal of attention …

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Hiring Your Startup’s First Employee | The In’s and Out’s of the First Hire

Apr 24, 2012

Startup Roles

The following is a guest post from fnBlog Contributor Matthew Faustman, founder of UpCounsel.  Check out other great startup advice like Startup Legal Tips and Free Legal Documents at the UpCounsel Blog. This guide covers hiring …

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Navigating Founders Leaving The Startup

Feb 28, 2012

Tech Startup Advice

  Do you have founders leaving the startup? It is an unfortunate truth but very often the team that first embarks on a startup concept is not the same team …

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The Basics Of Hiring Interns For Your Startup

Feb 02, 2012

Startup Roles

Hiring interns for your small business is a great milestone for a young company. Hiring startup interns are on the rise. However, the number of small businesses and startups getting …

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SOPA & PIPA Are Bad For Your Startup And Bad For The Economy

Jan 19, 2012

Tech Startup Advice

Ron Conway speaking at protest against SOPA & PIPA in San Francisco on January 18, 2012 At UpCounsel, we are obsessed with lowering legal barriers to help entrepreneurs, businesses and …

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Guide To/For Independent Contractors

Dec 12, 2011

Tech Startup Advice

The following is a guest post from fnBlog Contributor Matthew Faustman, founder of UpCounsel.  Check out other great startup advice like Startup Legal Tips and Free Legal Documents at the UpCounsel …

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Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Nov 28, 2011

Tech Startup Advice

The following is a guest post from fnBlog Contributor Matthew Faustman, founder of UpCounsel. In this day and age, user generated content is a large part of our technology products.  As …

Legal Tips for Startups

Legal Tips for Startups

Nov 17, 2011

Tech Startup Advice

The following is a guest post from fnBlog Contributor Matthew Faustman, founder of UpCounsel.   UpCounsel’s blog posts aggregate the very best legal advice we can find from top attorneys about …