For IT and Startup Businesses
Led by our representative Attorney, Toki Kawase, who is an IT engineer with experience in management of an IT related company, along with our highly specialized attorneys are ready to meet the sophisticated managment challenges unique to IT and stratup companies.
In order to provide accurate legal support in the fast-paced environment of IT and startup businesses, it is important to have specialized knowledge and experience as if you have experienced the business first hand. Our firm has many specialists in the area and we have served as legal advisors, etc. (including various contracts for directors, executive officers, etc.) for 437 comapnies, mainly IT companies, ranging from TSE prime listed companies to seed stage startup companies.
MONOLITH LAW OFFICE4 Characteristics
We believe that attorneys specializing in IT and startup business should provide legal support with an understanding of “IT” and “Startup” and, moreover, with firsthand knowledge of the difficulties and speed corporate management.
We have extensive experience in legal servcies related to business and capital matters, including fundraising, business transfers, and buyouts.
Our attorneys, including our founding lawyer who is a former engineer, strive to gain a deep understanding of your product, sometimes by reading the code.
We understand the importance of a response speed to your business and your company, and we generally respond within one business day.
As our founding lawyer has experience in corporate management, he understands from experience the hardships of management.
Contract Drafting and Review, etc.
MONOLITH LAW OFFICE acts as a legal counsel for IT and startup companies in connection with various types of contracts, such as outsourcing contract related to the outsourced operations, use and agency contracts and shareholder contracts related to equity and employment contracts related to company. We aslo act as attorneys for business companies. In additioon, as IT attorneys for operating companies, we draft and review contracts related to new IT-related businesses and contracts related to outsourcing to IT companies.
We check and revise your contracts, in principle, within one business day. This service can be provided for up to 2 hours per month within the scope of the advisory fee. *
*Depending on the content, there may be cases that require more time or cannot be handled within the scope of the advisory fee.
Disputes over Damages
When disputes arise, we handle everything from out-of-court claims for damages, etc to provisional injunction and trials. We also promptly handle disputes related to corporate activities in general, such as disputes involving business transactions and the defense of claims of liability against directors and officers. It is desirable that disputes should not arise in the first place, and even if there is an opportunity for a dispute, it is desirable that it does not go to trial. This is the basic view and stance of our firm and we provide daily legal service to our clients based on this premise.
IT and Intellectual Property Legal Services
System DevelopmentSupport for contract drafting, modification, and contract conclusion negotiation situations, as well as dispute resolution in the event of problems.
Media ManagementLegal support for media marketing involving intellectual property, the Act Against Unjustifiable Premiums and Misleading Representations, the Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Act (PMD Act), and other laws.
Game-relatedLegal support for game-related business involving various laws such as intellectual property, Act against Unjustifiable Premiums and Misleading Representations, Financial Settlement Act, etc.
YouTuber and Virtual YouTuber Legal Services
Major YouTubers, YouTuber agencies, Virtual YouTuber management companies, and YouTube channels of business companies need legal counsel with more specialized knowledge and experience. We provide highly specialized support to major YouTuber agencies, famous individual YouTubers, and various Virtual YouTuber companies in drafting and checking YouTuber and Virtual YouTuber-related contracts, as well as handling legal issues related to video production.
Equity and M&A Realated Legal Matters
MONOLITH LAW OFFICE has handled numerous M&A transactions, including business transfers, third-party allotments, stock option issues, management buyouts (MBO), JV formations, and other equity-related legal matters, with a focus on IT-related matters such as applications and web services, as well as dispute resolution related to these transactions. In addition, we have a system in place to handle legal due diligence (DD), which is a legal investigation to confirm whether or not there are any particularly serious legal issues in situations such as corporate acquisitions.
Separate from your main legal counsel for your company’s main business, we can also act as a “second lawyer” based on the strengths of our firm.
Legalization of the Business Model
We analyze the legal risks associated with the business you have currently established or intend to establish based on various legal regulations, such as the regulations of the Funds Settlement Act regarding independently issued points and administrative regulations related to medical care and healthcare and try to make your business as legally compliant as possible without having to stop your business. Since we have attorneys with expertise on the Internet and healthcare-related matters, such as the Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Law (PMD Act), we have also handled many cases involving the legal review of LP for the sale of dietary supplements and other commercial products on the Internet.
We provide legal support to many companies in relation to personal information protection laws, from drafting and revising privacy policies for websites, services, applications, to establishing regulations for the proper handling of “personal information” as well as providing operational support.
We also support the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). We also handle response operations in the event of a personal information breach.
Developing Employee Manuals and Guidelines
We will develop and support the creation of manuals and guidelines for your company’s (broadly defined) employees, including part-time and outsourced employees, as well as guidelines regarding the use of the Internet and social networking services by your employees. We consider it one of the most important points to avoid legal breaches and to reduce the burden on your core staff as much as possible.
Handling General Shareholders Meeting
We support the preparation of convocation notice and minutes for meetingts for shareholders meetings, as well as the managemnt of the meetings. One of our key points is to reduce the burden on your management team as much as possible, depending on the presence and composition of external shareholders.
Labor Issues (Company and Employer Side)
We provide a wide range of services, from establishing and revising employment regulations and drafting nondisclosure agreements to handling problems such as overtime claims, abuse, and improper claims for workers’ compensation. We also deal with problem employees and post-employment behavior, such as slanderous postings on job information websites.
Hourly Rate$400per hour (tax included)In certain instances, we may consider accepting a dispute or lawsuit with an initiation fee and a contingency fee. For more details, please feel free to contact us.
Drafting Contractsfrom$500to $2,000 or more (tax included)The pricing structure is subject to variation based on the type and quantity of contracts. We are pleased to offer a preliminary estimate upon inquiry, thereby encouraging you to reach out to us for further details.
Other ServicesASKWe offer a wide range of services including company formation, contract review, legal opinion, case review, or research letter. Should you have any inquiries or concerns, we cordially invite you to contact us and our knowledgeable team will be happy to assist you.