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Andrew Rens
Andrew Rens is originally from the rough mining town of Johannesburg. More recently he has lived in the start up friendly cities of San Francisco and Cape Town. A proponent and practitioner of open lawyering; open licenses, open standards and open networks, he is busy writing a doctoral thesis on the knowledge commons at Duke Law School.
  • How to find the right lawyer for your startup

    Choosing a tech-savvy lawyer for your startup isn't easy, but it's critical that you find the right person. Not all-self proclaimed web startup lawyers are equal, and some can do more harm than good. Figuring out how code and law fit together requires a great deal of curiosity and experience, and an ability to see the big picture. You will often find 21st-century lawyers playing with new technologies that don't have an obvious business case for lawyers, yet. They are just curious. The best lawyers for startups that I know move easily between worlds; helping non-profits that fight for a...