Much Shelist

Much Shelist is a full-service law firm serving start-up, small and mid-market businesses, and venture capital investors, private equity funds and family offices that invest in them and support their growth.  The firm advises early-stage technology and growth enterprises in start-up matters and venture capital transactions.  Much Shelist continues to support those enterprises as they grow by providing advice on the full spectrum of legal and business matters a start-up or growth-stage company is likely to encounter, including issues related to employees and other service providers, intellectual property rights and licensing, and negotiations with vendors and strategic partners.  The firm also represents clients in litigation, mergers and acquisitions and other extraordinary matters.  Much Shelist is headquartered in Chicago and has a branch office in California.

Cofounders, Hiring and Firing

Fall 2011 Chicago Semester

What talent do you need in the beginning to be successful? How do you recruit the first team members with extremely limited resources? How do you conduct a thorough interviewing process? How do you compensate? How do you set expectations, measure results and remove or fire under-performing resources? Do you need a cofounder? Do you need to have engineering in-house?

Recruit your first team members.
2011-11-29, 12:00 AM


Alex Bratton
CEO & Founder, Lextech Global Services

Alex Bratton is the CEO and Founder of Lextech Global Services, Lextech Labs and Serious Apps. He is a technology visionary and entrepreneur who has helped 100+ organizations identify opportunities and execute technology based revenue generation. Currently leading the wa...

Patricia Riskind
Chief Client Experience Officer, Press Ganey Associates

As Chief Client Experience Officer at Press Ganey Associates Inc., Patty Riskind works with over 10,000 healthcare organizations across the country to help them better understand patient perceptions and use that feedback to improve and grow. Riskind is expert at utilizing...

Stephen Meade
Founder, BigBamboo LLC

Stephen Meade is an American entrepreneur, executive and strategic adviser who is passionate about growing companies that make a difference in the world. In the past 20 years, he has created and incubated 9 successful technology-based companies. Currently, Stephen serves ...

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