Building a business can be daunting. DLA Piper can ease the process with a variety of tools and tips.


i.D.R.A.F.T. enables you to generate various documents that a typical startup company would find useful. You choose which document to create, and i.D.R.A.F.T. will automatically generate a customized document based on your responses to an online questionnaire.

Please be aware that these forms of documents are intended only as a starting point for documenting the intended business relationship and that before you use any document created using i.D.R.A.F.T., you should review it carefully and discuss its terms with a qualified lawyer. Using any of the documents generated with i.D.R.A.F.T. inappropriately or without understanding its terms may have detrimental and unintended consequences.

Please direct any questions about completing the form or other legal issues related to i.D.R.A.F.T. to your DLA Piper relationship attorney.

For technical issues, please contact the DLA Piper Help Desk at or 866.270.4114.


This Starter Kit will enable you to generate basic agreements that a typical startup company would find useful:

- An Employee Offer Letter
- An Employee Proprietary Information and Inventions Agreement
- Various forms of nondisclosure agreements
- A Consulting Services Agreement


The Launching Pad will allow you to create formation documents for a simple and basic Delaware corporation, including:

- Certificate of Incorporation
- Bylaws
- Action of incorporator
- Founder stock purchase agreement
-  Initial board action


DLA Piper and Shoobx are partnering to bring you the tools and information you need to form and grow your business. Shoobx is the only comprehensive platform for startups to manage their corporate legal activity, from incorporation to exit. With Shoobx, you can incorporate a new Delaware C corporation using DLA Piper sample documents, which will be electronically signed and filed, and then stored in the Shoobx data room. Shoobx can also help you manage your cap table, hire employees, create a stock incentive plan, and complete a financing, all while facilitating collaboration with your attorneys, investors, board members and employees.