Bennett Jones is today launching Kickstart, a program to provide startups and entrepreneurs with the legal advice they need to help them grow. The firm is teaming up with Innovate Calgary, VA Angels, District Ventures and the Entrepreneurs' Organization for this initiative. Bennett Jones has long-standing relationships with these organizations.
"Our business grows by helping new businesses grow," says Karen Keck, partner in Bennett Jones' Calgary office. "Kickstart will allow us to work even more effectively with startups as they grow their businesses."
"The program will enable us to develop tailored plans for entrepreneurs to manage legal concerns relevant to their businesses, and provide them with legal advice they need during critical stages of development—all on a cost-effective basis," says Kelly R. Ford, associate in Bennett Jones' Calgary office.
Access to Bennett Jones Kickstart includes:
- a 3-hour face-to-face diagnostic Kickstart consultation with the Kickstart team composed of experienced Bennett Jones lawyers from a full spectrum of practice areas, including corporate, securities, private equity, intellectual property, information technology, banking, tax, employment, real estate and litigation;
- a customized legal services plan designed to implement the recommendations developed from the diagnostic Kickstart consultation;
- special-access to Bennett Jones' predictable fee arrangements to implement legal services plans on a cost-effective and predictable basis; and
- introduction to our network of investors, advisors and strategic partners.
Kickstart is initially launching in Calgary. Organizations from all business sectors are welcome. For more information on a diagnostic Kickstart consultation, please visit http://bennettjones.com/kickstart.
About Bennett Jones
Bennett Jones is one of Canada's premier business law firms and home to over 380 lawyers and business advisors in nine offices. With exceptional experience in complex cross-border and international transactions, the firm is well equipped to advise foreign businesses and investors with Canadian ventures, and connect Canadian businesses and investors with opportunities around the world.