Start-up Companies: Enterprise and Innovation

O’Rourke Reid has always encouraged and supported innovation. We provide legal guidance to start-up and early stage businesses so they can concentrate on making their business a success.


We offer legal services to start-ups at a cost designed to support their growth.  We understand the transition from idea to start-up is not immediate and that cost and quality are major factors when choosing your legal team.  Our aim is to support the growth and success of your business with a view to developing a strong relationship for the future.


As we are a full service law firm we guide our clients through the legal issues they encounter in a prompt and practical manner.  We can customise our services to meet each client’s unique needs whether they are at the initial concept stage or already trading.

We find the following areas to be of particular importance to our start-up clients:-

  • Company Formation and Company Secretarial Services;
  • Establishment of online presence, Website Terms of Use, Privacy Statements, Consumer Law;
  • Identification, Protection and Licensing of Intellectual Property;
  • Structuring of Shareholder Agreements;
  • Agency, Distribution and Franchise Agreements;
  • Senior Executive and Staff Employment Contracts;
  • Confidentiality Agreements;
  • Investor negotiation and Investment Agreements; and
  • Purchase and sale of businesses.

Our solicitors are regular speakers at innovation centers in regional Institutes of Technology.  They keep abreast of the latest technologies and legal regulations affecting same.


We would be delighted to chat with you about your business.  We offer a free one-hour consultation to each new start-up client.  Please contact Helen or Robert if we can be of assistance.