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Alex Shahrestani

Alex Shahrestani

  • Business Law, Trademarks, Intellectual Property ...
  • Texas
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I'm a startup-tech nerd trapped in an attorney’s body. One of my favorite hobbies is hearing about other people’s new ideas and watching them succeed.

You can often find me at startup launches and panels, just absorbing all of the out-of-the-box thinking that is necessary to a lot of today's startups. I have a startup of my own, and man is it a bumpy ride! I'm working on automating various parts of the legal profession to try and keep costs down.

Like many others in 2008, I had severe financial difficulties, and the frustrations I faced in trying to pull myself out of a hole taught me perseverance. It also gave me a good look at some of the failings of various systems - the most prominent one being the lack of autonomy given to employees to work outside of a set of rigid parameters. I don't remember how many times I sought help with navigating the various hoops one has to jump through only to be turned away with a "that's policy" comment. What I do remember is the people who were there for me, or went above and beyond their typical job duties to help me navigate a difficult road. At that point, it didn't matter whether I was successful or not, it was enough to know someone was there for me navigating a complicated process that was going to affect my life, and they cared about that.

My goal with my practice is to navigate you through the various complexities of running your own business, whether that's compliance with the vast array of website/mobile app laws, entity formation and governance, avoiding personal liability for things related to running a business, defending your brand, or being there for you as a sounding board, I am there for *you*.

I take part in a Texas State Bar program dedicated to making legal services affordable for everyday people. While that doesn't mean free, it does mean that my practices are transparent and clear, from when you can expect to hear from me, to what I charge, to when I'll deliver, there are no surprises.

University of Texas - Austin
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University of California - Irvine
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Professional Associations
State Bar of Texas  # 24101279
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • Free Consultation
    Fifteen minute "fit" consultations. I do not give out legal advice during the free consultation.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    E-Check preferred
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    I almost always arrive at flat fee arrangements with my clients. That way there are no surprises on your bill. I also collect the fee up front, and place it in a trust account, where I am not allowed to touch the money until the services are completed. I find that this makes the whole process smoother. In some circumstances, I will accept a pay-as-you-go plan, but I do not do payment plans.
Practice Areas
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Trademark Litigation, Trademark Registration
    Intellectual Property
    Entertainment & Sports Law
Additional Practice Area
  • Internet and Technology
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Shahrestani Law
Contact & Map
Shahrestani Law
3800 North Lamar Boulevard
Suite 200
Austin, TX 78756
Telephone: (512) 387-0919