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National Technology Transfer Center

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Many law firms will offer discounted rates for startups and also provide free document templates and guides to help startups when they are first getting started. We recommend you speak to CTV as well, as they are often able to recommend law firms that have worked with previous startups coming from the university.

Foley Hoag

Goodwin Procter

Hodgson Russ

Lowenstein Sandler

  • They do offer special startup rates, not just for NYU startups

Mintz Levin

Wiggin and Dana


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