September 28, 2012
From The St. Louis Business Journal

by Amir Kurtovic

Startups and entrepreneurs present lawyers with a unique set of challenges, one of them being a lack of budget for legal services. But even through working with starups can be harder than billing hours for large corporate clients, there are attorneys and firms that embrace the work.

And with an established cluster of early stage bioscience companies and a burgeoning tech startup scene, St. Louis attorneys stand to gain a lot of business from the innovators and tinkerers.

Brian Salmo, a Polsinelli attorney with three years of experience under his belt, is one of those who sees promise in working with entrepreneurs. Polsinelli has a group of 15 local attorneys in an emerging companies practice group.

"At Polsinelli, we're always putting our entrepreneur and business hat on and trying to think of new ways to attract business, and we see the startup space in St. Louis as a great opportunity,"said Salmo

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