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Strategic Legal Counsel for Startups on the Rise

Providing legal services to help startups navigate the complex legal landscape, from entity formation to venture capital financing and beyond.


At Forward-Thinking Legal (Ran Bi LE, PLLC), our vision is to help NYC's startup ecosystem thrive. We believe that startups are the lifeblood of the economy, and that with the right legal support, they can achieve great things.

Our mission is to be a trusted partner for startups on the rise, providing strategic legal counsel and guidance that helps them navigate the complex legal landscape, avoid pitfalls, and achieve their goals. We are committed to fostering a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in NYC, and we believe that startups have the power to transform industries and change the world.

Whether you're a first-time founder or an experienced entrepreneur, we're here to help you succeed. With our deep understanding of the legal issues that face startups, our experience working with investors and entrepreneurs, and our commitment to the success of our clients, we are the right choice for startups on the rise.



Experienced Legal Counsel for Startups

Startups of all sizes, from nascent businesses to rapidly growing enterprises, have benefited from the expertise of our seasoned legal team. We understand the unique challenges that startups face, and we are passionate about helping them achieve success. Our focus is on building long-term relationships with our clients, and we work tirelessly to ensure that their legal needs are met, from entity formation to venture capital financing and beyond. Whether you're just starting out or you're looking to take your company to the next level, we're here to help.

Ran Bi


  • Previously served as legal counsel for institutional investors

  • J.D. from Yeshiva University, Benjamin Cardozo School of Law

  • LLM in Law & Entrepreneurship from Duke University School of Law

  • Licensed in NY

  • Certified Information Privacy Professional - United States (CIPP/US)

  • Blockchain Revolution Specialization by INSEAD 

  • Passed CFA Level I

  • LinkedIn


We provide a range of legal services designed to meet the unique needs of startups and emerging growth companies.

Company formation

  • We will help you design your business's company structure and incorporate in the proper state(s); and

  • We will get you prepared for early-stage corporate management and compliance; and

  • We will assist you in employment matters and equity compensations; 





Contract Draft & Review

  • We will help you understand existing contracts; and 

  • We will draft clear and accurate agreements specifically suited for your business; and

Equity Financing

  • Founders, we will prepare and guide you through the process of fundraising; and

  • Investors, we will help you secure your rights and interests in venture investments; and




Changing future means think differently

  • Blockchain

  • Smart Contract

  • DAO

  • NFT

  • Cryptocurrency Mining

  • … 

  • There is no limit

"Forward Thinking Legal specializes in and focuses on serving startups and entrepreneurs. When you first start, they will aid you in designing your company’s structure and preparing you for the early phases of corporate management and compliance… tailored to your company's needs..."
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