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.


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.


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

Founder's 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.


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 / Intern Agreement

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An independent contractor agreement or intern agreement governs the relationship between a company and an independent contractor / 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.


Pre-Incorporation Agreement

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A pre-incorporation agreement is entered into by the corporate promoters, who form the company by filing its Articles of Incorporation. Since the corporation has not been formed yet, it cannot be a party to the agreement. If the corporation is not formed or if it fails to adopt the agreement, the promoters can be held personally liable for any breach of the agreement.