Free Legal Documents

Free Legal Documents

Free legal documents—valuable information for every entrepreneur. These legal documents, forms, and letters help entrepreneurs at any stage to make informed and strategic decisions. Whether you're signing a contract or incorporating your business, you'll find free legal documents for a wide variety of needs. Questions? Comments? Feel free to use the chat box to contact us! We're always ready to help.


83(b) Election for LLC

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An 83(b) election is an IRS filing which is typically filed when a vesting schedule is placed on a founding Member's ownership. If the founder/employee does not make the 83(b) election, then he or she may have "income" as their shares vest and will then have to pay taxes on the income.


83(b) Election for Corporation

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An 83(b) election is an IRS filing which is typically filed when vesting is placed on a founding Member's ownership. If the founder/employee does not make the 83(b) election, then he or she may have income as their shares vest and will have to pay income taxes on the income.


Advisory Board Agreement (Startups)

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An advisory board is a body of individuals that provide non-binding strategic advice to the management of your startup. The informal nature of an advisory board allows for greater flexibility than the Board of Directors.


Asset Purchase Agreement

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A standard asset purchase agreement template can be used to facilitate the sale of an asset between a buyer and a seller.


Bylaws - Delaware

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Use this checklist to ensure that your NDA is adequate, and when in doubt, consult a trusted attorney to draft a NDA on your behalf.


Consulting Agreement

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A consulting agreement outlines all of the terms of a consulting engagement to make sure that your business gets the services needed, and that the consultant gets paid properly.

Use a Consulting Agreement if:

  • Your company is hiring an outside expert to consult
  • You are providing professional services to a company on a temporary basis

Convertible Note Term Sheet

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Term sheet for a convertible note.


Copyright License Agreement

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A copyright licensing agreement can be used to license a copyrightable and/or copyrighted work.


Employment Agreement

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An Employment Agreement helps solidify things like salary, benefits, and general job duties.


Founder Collaboration Agreement

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If your company is only at the idea stage, then you might not be ready to incorporate. This is where a founders agreement can be of enormous benefit. The document is essentially a written agreement among the founders that allows them to have an open and honest conversation about their attitudes, fears, and aspirations for the project.


General Partnership Agreement

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While most startups choose to incorporate, some companies do create legal partnerships. Partnerships are a legal agreement between two or more parties. The contract will usually define the terms of the partnership and how the profit-sharing will work. A partnership is not a separate legal entity from its owners.


Incorporation Checklist

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If you're thinking of starting a corporation, we recommend using this free incorporation checklist. While your company's requirements will vary, depending on your industry and the location of your business, this list is a helpful starting point on a path to engaging with a qualified incorporation lawyer.

The checklist includes:

  • Corporate name
  • State of incorporation
  • Number of shares to be authorized
  • Board size / Directors
  • Officers to be appointed
  • Common stock to be issued upon incorporation

Independent Contractor Agreement

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This independent contractor agreement (consulting agreement), governs the relationship between a company and an independent contractor or consultant.


Intern Agreement

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An Intern Agreement governs the relationship between a company and an Intern.


Non-Disclosure Agreement (mutual)

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A non-disclosure agreement (NDA), is a legal contract between at least two parties that outlines confidential material, knowledge, or information that the parties wish to share with each other, but wish to ultimately keep confidential.


Non-Disclosure Agreement Checklist

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Use this checklist to ensure that your NDA is adequate, and when in doubt, consult a trusted attorney to draft a NDA on your behalf.


Patent Assignment Agreement

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A patent assignment agreement gives the patent rights from the assignee to a company. The assignment must be supported by consideration, which may be a nominal amount or a market value amount.


Terms of Service

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Terms of service are rules which one must agree to abide by in order to use a service. Terms of service can also be merely a disclaimer, especially regarding the use of websites.