We offer straightforward advice on key areas such as company formation and structure, shareholding arrangements, intellectual property, commercial contracts, employment issues and investments.

We understand the challenges involved in establishing and growing a business.  Our aim is to develop a long term relationship and assist our clients to develop their business through providing practical commercial advice.

We know that when embarking on a new business venture you may be overwhelmed by conflicting advice.  We can cut through that noise and give you clear guidance to support your development.  Having significant past experience in guiding companies through from establishment to growth and, in many cases, a successful sale, we are attuned to the challenges ahead of you.  We can give you clear guidance on the structure that will best suit your business.

We are conscious of budgetary constraints faced by new businesses and seek to work within our client's limitations.  From small acorns great oak trees grow, and we want to be with you throughout that journey.

Client Feedback:     

"As a start up company, entering into an agreement with a first or early B-B customer is a very daunting task. The support and guidance provided by the team at LK shields has been invaluable in clarifying the terms of the service we provide. We especially value the time invested in really understanding the nature of our business and service. As a result we are now better equipped to effectively detail the service to both existing and prospective customers." - Declan Sweeney, CEO of StudyBundles Limited 

“The team at LK Shields were an invaluable part in setting up the company. Client focused, and always with our interests at heart, nothing was too much trouble. There for us for the last 10 years, we cannot recommend them highly enough. Great people to work with, your best investment.” - Nick Quirk, MD of MSI

LK Shields were invaluable in helping us complete our transaction successfully. They provided clear guidance through all the legal aspects of our deal and their fast turnaround times and ability to manage a large number of parties in a complicated transaction allowed StoryToys to meet its ambitious deadline. LK Shields guided StoryToys through a series of earlier funding rounds and their expertise made a pre-completion re-organisation a simple and straightforward process. With the deal done, we can now focus on building our business on a much larger stage.” - Barry O'Neill, CEO of StoryToys

Useful Resources:

DIT Hothouse

Docklands Innovation Centre

Dogpatch Labs

Dublin Business Innovation Centre 

Enterprise Ireland

Enterprise Ireland Competitive Start Fund

Enterprise Ireland New Frontiers Entrepreneur Development

Guinness Enterprise Centre



Local Enterprise Office


Start-up Ireland 


Start Ups Insights by Practice Area

Start Ups Team

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Ruairí Mulrean


+ 353 1 638 5844

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Peter Bolger


+353 1 638 5877

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Lisa McEllin

Associate Solicitor

+ 353 1 638 5883

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Aideen Burke

Associate Solicitor

+353 1 637 1517

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