Trusted Startup Lawyers in Austin

Your go-to Austin lawyers when starting up a business

Your go-to Austin lawyers when launching your startup

Lloyd & Mousilli's attorneys have the experience and expertise needed to your Austin startup off the ground. Our team is well- versed in the needs and concerns of a new business, and our solutions will be specifically tailored to you and your company.

‍Lloyd & Mousilli has extensive experience representing emerging startups and their investors across a wide range of industries. This enables our attorneys to provide seasoned and practical advice to entrepreneurs and financing sources alike in the Austin area.

At Lloyd & Mousilli, we help new businesses launch and grow every day. No matter where you are located -whether in Houston, Austin, Dallas, or San Antonio - we're proud to be apart of your startup journey.

From Dell to Schlumberger to all star startups like Insertfuel, we have the experience to help your Texas startup grow.

Startup Development

In the initial phase of the startup lifecycle, often called the Development stage, founders have a business idea and are ready to take the plunge. At this stage, we can assist you with preliminary legal matters including drafting a written agreement between founders, deciding the legal entity that best suits your startup, drafting the necessary corporate documents, and protecting your intellectual property.

Ready to Launch?

At the Launch stage, you and your team will be busy developing your minimum viable product ("MVP") and preparing to introduce it to the market. Our legal team will get to work to ensure proper founder agreements are prepared, initial investment documents are properly drafted, and independent contractor agreements (“ICA”), non-compete agreements, and non-disclosure agreements (“NDA”) are ready. We will also take the necessary legal steps to ensure your startup's trademarks and/or patents are safe and secure.


We can assist in drafting a founders agreement between business partners, deciding the best legal entity, and protecting your startup's intellectual property.


The ability to raise funds - whether from friends and family, angel investors, or venture capitalists - is critical to your startup's growth. We can help structure agreements for all types of investments.

Intellectual Property

Your startup's intellectual property is your most valuable asset - we can help you secure patents, trademarks, and copyrights to protect your innovations against competitors of all sizes.

Accelerating Your Startup Growth

Texas has a great reputation as a state that is open for business. The expansion of internet markets, or “e-commerce,” has opened up a world of opportunity for entrepreneurs and startups in Texas. This unique area of business provides new Austin companies the opportunity to grow and succeed in a variety of entrepreneurial ventures for a city that is already known for its rising technology industry. However, a business looking to secure long-term success must be aware of important and applicable legal standards and requirements. Lloyd & Mousilli is here to help.

We provide our clients with the legal guidance and business expertise necessary for a successful Texas startup. Our extensive experience in all types of businesses and their related legal concerns allows us to provide innovative legal expertise during all stages of development.

We maintain a successful practice advising on internet, cyberspace and technology laws. We also practice in litigation and alternative dispute resolution, which makes us uniquely qualified to provide our clients with cost-efficient legal resolutions in the event litigation becomes necessary. With options such as mediation, negotiation, and arbitration, we use our legal expertise to seek remedies that do not always include costly and lengthy litigation.

In general, Texas startups typically deal with a wider and more complex range of legal standards. Startup companies often conduct business across multiple states and countries which subjects them to both national and international laws. Taking steps to enhance and promote your business will require a thorough understanding of your options, and Lloyd & Mousilli's attorneys are well equipped to advise you.

With our expertise in business standards and practices, we can help you take the first steps towards forming your Texas startup. This will include discussion of the appropriate corporate entity form for efficient interstate commerce. We also provide our clients with guidance in preparing, reviewing, and negotiating contracts at all stages of business. It may include, amongst others, initial formation contracts, trade agreements, and employment contracts. We understand that each Texas startup company may have different overall visions and objectives - we are dedicated to providing legal representation and counseling that fits the needs of your unique business venture.

Ranging from entrepreneurs to research institutions to Fortune 500 companies, clients come to us at different stages of development looking for cost effective and experienced counsel. Whether you are a startup seeking first round financing or a seasoned industry player aspiring to grow, our practice has the experience and business backgrounds to provide expert advice that our clients have come to expect.

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