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Pioneering Legal Solutions for Investors and Startups

Greetings! I'm Ran Bi, a seasoned legal professional now serving as a Partner at Duncan Bergman Mandell. This platform is an extension of my journey in the legal realm, where I share insights, experiences, and resources. Join me on this exploration of the legal landscape and beyond.

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Ran Bi

Corporate Lawyer 

Specializing in Startups and Venture Capital

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Let's explore the intersection of legal wisdom and entrepreneurial spirit.

  • Partner | Duncan Bergman Mandell ("DBM")

  • Founder | Forward-Thinking Legal (merged with DBM)

  • Previously served as in-house 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


We provide a range of legal services designed to meet the unique needs of startups and venture investors.

"Having seamlessly merged our practices with Duncan Bergman Mandell, a full-service corporate powerhouse, we now bring you comprehensive legal solutions. From strategic counsel to navigating venture landscapes, our services are your key to a strong legal foundation."


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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