Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

So you plan an early-stage tech company.(Business)

Byline: Business and Law MARTIN PASKIND For the Journal

In last week's column, you brought a proposal to make Beer Cans de Santa Fe to Sleezia Glottis, a lawyer famous for work with early-stage tech companies.

Your adobe beer cans will require computers, high-speed communications, lasers and all that fancy stuff. Global popularity of the Santa Fe style will make you almost instantly rich beyond the wildest dreams of avarice.

Glottis, however, is far more cautious. You must gather capital, talent and intellectual property, she says. You will have to deal with issues ranging from patents to employment. All this will require expensive legal and accounting services. As a result of this information, you are down in the dumps.

"You need a lot of high-powered employees," the lawyer says, "but at the beginning, you won't have much money to pay them. …

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