Clint Costa is an attorney and CPA with the Chicago law firm of Harrison & Held, LLP, working with startups, entrepreneurs, and privately held companies on all manner of official-sounding legal and tax matters. Reach Clint at or (312) 803-7104.


Recent posts by this Author


Swift Expo Cofounder, Serial Entrepreneur is No Joke

Bob Gillespie treats startups as no laughing matter.  He’s an expert, too, as both a former stand-up comedian and a current serial entrepreneur with two successful exits already under his belt. Bob and his cofounder, Matt Dabney, intend to disrupt the world of trade...


Law School for Entrepreneurs: Indemnification Clauses

Reading contracts – it’s not as cool as growth hacking, and it’s not as sexy as raising a Series A round.  But it is necessary for every entrepreneur to have a basic understanding of common contract provisions, which can help save both time and money. ...


Slicing Pie: Rapid Reaction by a Boring Lawyer

In a recent Tech Cocktail article, Mike Moyer writes about slicing pie. In other words, how entrepreneurs should focus on splitting up equity in an early-stage startup. Moyer summarizes his concept of the Grunt Fund, in which equity in a startup is allocated to...