Obsidian offers these Model Legal Documents as a free resource to the community.

These templates of legal documents aim to:

  • Reduce legal cost and time.
  • Help individuals jumpstart the creation of their organization, and hire employees.
  • Provide a comprehensive set of internally consistent documents.
  • Include explanatory commentary where necessary or helpful.
  • Anticipate and eliminate traps for the unwary (e.g., unenforceable or unworkable provisions).

Annually, the Attorneys at Rogoway Law Group will continue to determine whether any changes need to be made to the documents, including in light of any recent legal developments or actual experience using the documents in deals. Users of the documents are encouraged to send any comments or suggestions to


corporate & transactional documents

intellectual property documents

workforce & human resources documents

Corporate Documents

Corporation Bylaws (CA Corporation)

Corporation bylaws – internal rules that govern the operation and duties of a company and its officers and directors – for a corporation formed in California.

Articles of Incorporation (CA Corporation)

The CA Articles of Incorporation establishes very basic elements of the corporation like the name and address of a corporation in California.

Founder’s Common Stock Purchase Agreement [100% Vested]

This agreement allows the founder(s) to document their initial ownership in the Company.

Certificate of Incorporation (DE corporation)

The DE Articles of Incorporation establishes very basic elements of the corporation like the name and address of a corporation in Delaware.

Intellectual Property Documents

One-way Non-disclosure Agreement (NDA)

A contract between at least two parties that outlines confidential information that the disclosing party wishes to share with the receiving party.

Two-way Non-disclosure Agreement (NDA)​

A bilateral NDA (sometimes referred to as a mutual NDA or a two way NDA) involves two parties where both parties anticipate disclosing confidential information.

Trademark Assignment Agreement​

A Trademark Assignment Agreement is used if to purchase or sell a federally registered trademark with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

Copyright License Agreement​

A Copyright License Agreement is a contract under which a copyright owner allows another person or company to use their copyrighted material

Workforce Documents

Employment Offer Letter​

Document confirming the details of a job offer, including job description, reporting relationship, salary, bonus potential, benefits, vacation allotment, and more.

Independent Contractor Agreement

An Independent Contractor Agreement or Consulting Agreement is a contract between two parties for a specific service or project.

Employment Agreement​

An agreement that specifies the conditions of the relationship between an employee and an employer including compensation for a specific period of time.

Proprietary Information and Inventions Agreement​

An agreement that protects the company’s confidential information and ensures that the employer own the inventions employees create at the workplace.