10,000 Startups: Legal Strategies For Startup Success by Roger Royse Review

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions are my own.

Author Roger Royse shares his expertise to help those looking to begin a startup with the legal strategies needed for success in the book “10,000 Startups: Legal Strategies For Startup Success”.


The Synopsis

Managing a startup is challenging enough. Don’t allow legal planning to burden your business! Set yourself up for success with “10,000 Startups”, a unique book that describes impactful legal planning for startup companies. Author Roger Royse takes you through the successful outcomes that result from strategic legal planning. Startup law is complex and covers a wide range of legal disciplines. This book highlights the questions you should ask to ensure that you have the best possible chance for success.

Roger Royse has practiced law since 1984 and has been working with Silicon Valley startups since 1991. During that time, Roger has counseled thousands of companies, many of which went on to have successful exits or grew to become large companies. All of the successful companies described in this book were benefited from good legal planning in areas such as corporate, tax, intellectual property, employment and securities law. Good legal structure is essential to a successful outcome, whether it be a sale, IPO, or organic growth. Most successful startups started not only with the right team, technology and market, they also started with the right legal planning. Ensure your company’s success by equipping yourself with the necessary tools and knowledge to tackle any and all legal matters!

The Review

This was such an insightful and well-written book on the world of startups and how to go about making your startup a reality. The technical knowledge and information that the author is able to showcase and build upon in this book, as well as the expertise that he is able to bring to the information through his years of professional work in the industry, made this a truly compelling read. 

The honest and engaging way the author reaches out to the reader to showcase the differences between the passion one needs to pursue this path and the intricate and detailed roadmap one needs to navigate the legalities of it all made this a truly wonderful book. The way the author is able to walk readers through the process, from assembling a team and gathering legal protection to gathering the funds to keep the startup sustainable and implementing one’s strategy for the startup through meticulous planning made this feel so straightforward and enlightening for business-minded and everyday people looking to make their dream a reality alike. 

The Verdict

Sincerely written, detail-oriented, and memorable, author Roger Royse’s “10,000 Startups: Legal Strategies For Startup Success” is a must-read nonfiction book you won’t want to put down. The insight and impact that the author’s research and expertise bring to the business world made the book flow smoothly and resonate with everyone hoping to bring their startup to life. If you haven’t yet, be sure to grab your copy today!

Rating: 10/10


About the Author

Roger Royse is a partner in the Palo Alto office of Haynes and Boone, LLP and practices in the areas of corporate and securities law, domestic and international tax, mergers and acquisitions, and fund formation. He works with companies ranging from newly formed tech startups to publicly traded multinationals in a variety of industries.

Roger is a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel and former chair of several committees of the American Bar Association Sections of Business Law and Taxation. Roger has been an instructor or professor of legal, tax and business topics for the Center for International Studies (Salzburg, Austria), Golden Gate University School of Law and Stanford Continuing Studies.

Roger is a nationally recognized authority on agtech – the technology of food production – and the legal considerations for companies in this industry. Roger is also the author of Dead on Arrival: How to Avoid the Legal Mistakes That Could Kill Your Startup and has been interviewed and quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Fox Business, Chicago Tribune, Associated Press, Tax Notes, Inc. Magazine, Nikkei Asian Review, China Daily, San Francisco Chronicle, Reuters, The Recorder, 7X7, Business Insurance, ABA Journal and Fast Company.

Roger is also a Certified Public Accountant (California non-Attest).

Professional Recognition

• Recognized as a Northern California – Super Lawyer 2011-2019

• Martindale Hubbell® Law Directory with a Peer Review Rating of AV® Preeminent™

• Recognized as a “Top Attorney” with a “10.0 Superb” Avvo Rating

• Recipient of The Recorder Legal Innovator Awards 2014 and 2015

• Recognized by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society as the “2012 San Francisco Bay Area Chapter Man of the Year”

Professional and Community Activities

• Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel

• California Co-Chair of the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation

• American Bar Association (“ABA”) Business Law Section Liaison to the Section of Taxation

• Member, Executive Committee, California Lawyers Association, Taxation Section

• Member, City of Menlo Park Finance and Audit Committee

• Palo Alto Area Bar Association, Past President

• Past Chair, Tax Policy, Practice and Legislation of the Taxation Section, State Bar of California

• Member of the ABA Task Force on Tax Legislation (2018-2019)

• Past Chair of the Committees on Tax Practice Management and Tax Policy of the ABA Tax Section; Past Chair of the Taxation Committee of the Business Law Section; Past California State Delegate to the ABA House of Delegates

Learn more at www.rogerroyse.com


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