Archives / June, 2008

Law Firm 2.0 – Why can’t financings be easier and cheaper?

Despite the valiant attempt of Sarah Reed (at the time general counsel at Charles River Ventures and now a partner at Lowenstein Sandler) and the rest of the NVCA committee (of which I was a part of) on model legal documents, I got many comments that the NVCA model documents “don’t work.” I think this…

Announcing CU Engineering’s NEW Entrepreneurship Certificate!

I’m very involved at the University of Colorado, both as an adjunct professor and board member of the Silicon Flatiron’s entrepreneurship initiative.  During this time, I’ve met Kurt Smith who is creating some wonderful entrepreneurship opportunities within the school of engineering.  He is the director of the E-ship program.  They have recently created a new…

I Love a Good Cartoon

From the Recorder today (please don’t sue me for copyright infringement), this cartoon about my recent blog post and series on Law Firm 2.0. I’d like to point out to those who have not me me in person that I do not have a double chin, uni-brow or a gut quite that flabby, but it’s…

Law Firm 2.0 – Let’s Make This Easier

I previously posted an article called “Why Start-up Lawyers Frustrate Me.” In only my 4th post on my new blog, I managed to piss off nearly every friend I have who works for a major law firm. There has been a ton of press and I think my IT guy is ready to shut off…

Music Truth Is Stranger Than Music Fiction

WTF?  Yes, that is our Secretary of State hanging out with the folks who rock all night and party every day.  Even the folks that brought us Spinal Tap couldn’t come up with any thing this preposterous. Read the full story here.

Why Start-up Lawyers Frustrate Me

I’ve decided to start a series of posts called “Why Xs Frustrate Me.” Today, X = Venture Lawyers. In future posts, X will equal academics, entrepreneurs, accountants, venture capitalists, drummers, the patent ecosystem and other targets of my affection. Given that I used to be a start-up lawyer and that even today more than half…