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Doug Bend

Legal Counsel For EntrepreneursBend Law Group, PC

San Francisco, CA

Member Since March 2012


Doug Bend is the principal of Bend Law Group, PC, a law firm focused on start-up and small businesses.  Raised in Omaha, Doug is a graduate of Drake University where he graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with his bachelor’s degree in Political Science and History.  After completing his undergraduate studies, Doug received his master’s degree in Political Science from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln.  He later received his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C.

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The Corporate Transparency Act: A Guide For Small-Business Owners


There are strict deadlines and steep penalties for noncompliance, so owners must understand the CTA and how it might affect their businesses.

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For many entrepreneurs , the prospect of a buyout offer can be tempting. However, amid the whirlwind of excitement and potential financial gain, it's important not to lose sight of critical factors that can significantly impact the deal. Here, Young Entrepreneur Council members share what they consider the most critical factors to consider before selling your business.


This checklist is a good starting point for putting together a game plan for your company's name change.


Determining the amount of the valuation cap is more of an art than a science, but there are typically six key factors—let's take a look at them.

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Creating a new business idea is exciting, and it can be even more thrilling when you have a business partner by your side. However, for a partnership to flourish, it’s important to discuss the day-to-day operations and long-term vision for the business right from the start. From taking the time to set collective goals to establishing trust, 11 Young Entrepreneur Council members share the first steps new business partners should take when launching a venture. Follow their advice to set yourself up for success when starting a business partnership.

Company details

Bend Law Group, PC

Company bio

We are proud to be recognized as one of the top law firms in San Francisco. We help small business owners and startups launch their companies and serve as their outside general counsel so they can focus on successfully running their business. We act as a catalyst by providing our clients with exceptional resources to help their businesses grow. It is like having a good friend or family member advising your business.


Law Practice

Area of focus

Business Law

Company size

2 - 10