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Pioneering Legal Solutions for Investors and Startups

Our innovative approach to legal counsel is designed to empower ventures of all sizes, providing the guidance and support needed to navigate the complexities of the business landscape with confidence.

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Ran Bi


  • Partner | Duncan Bergman Mandell

  • Founder | Forwardthinking Legal

  • Assists VC funds and startups in venture financing, corporate structuring, and commercial contracts

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

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

  • Blockchain Revolution Specialization from European Institute of Business Administration (INSEAD)

  • Completed CFA Level I

  • Certified Information Privacy Professional - United States & Europe (CIPP/US, CIPP/E)

  • Licensed in NY

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Experienced Legal Counsel for Investors and Startups

We have provided seasoned legal counsel to both investors and startups of all sizes, ranging from nascent businesses to rapidly growing enterprises. We understand the unique challenges that both investors and startups face, and we are passionate about helping them achieve success. Our focus is on building long-term relationships with our clients, ensuring that their legal needs are met comprehensively, from entity formation to venture capital financing and beyond. Whether you're an investor looking to fund promising startups or a startup seeking legal guidance to take your company to the next level, we are dedicated to providing tailored legal solutions to support your journey.


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."

Additionally, we offer Fractional GC (General Counsel) services, providing ongoing legal support on a part-time or as-needed basis. Learn more about how our Fractional GC services can provide your business with the legal expertise it needs to thrive.


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

"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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