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Episode 96: Common Mistakes That Startups Often Make With Tanya Osensky

October 13, 2022

Osensky Law’s business model is designed around being more cost-effective and efficient for clients. No fancy office space. No staff. No run-around. When you call Tanya, you get Tanya.

Tanya Osensky’s Biography

Tanya Osensky is a corporate attorney and fractional General Counsel. After over 20 years working inside the business as an in-house attorney for large companies and institutions such as Georgia-Pacific and Georgia Tech, Tanya formed her own law firm in 2017 to bring her unique in-house counsel insights to smaller companies and entrepreneurs. Unlike a traditional law firm, Tanya’s focus is on delivering the kind of legal support a business wants and needs – not just technically correct legal advice, but strategic problem-solving with a focus on providing business value to clients. Tanya has vast experience leading multi-disciplinary teams to achieve important business goals. Now, as a business owner herself, Tanya can relate to her clients and understand the challenges they face. Tanya has an established reputation for providing practical advice and perspectives based on her legal training combined with over 20 years of hands-on experience as a business lawyer and leader.

In This Episode, You’ll Learn…

In today’s episode, Mike talks with Tanya about the common mistakes startups make. And how as a business owner herself, she can relate to her clients and understand the challenges they face.

  • Registering their company in the wrong jurisdiction
  • Not getting a good agreement with co-founders or trying to DIY
  • Misclassifying employees as independent contractors
  • Not getting written agreements in place with employees or contractors – who will own the IP rights w/o a contract
  • Doing business without contracts (especially with family/friends)
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