You'll probably get a lot of responses to this as there are a slew of quality lawyers in Austin, but for an independent lawyer (no overhead) with reasonable rates and strong experience in start-up tech and IP protection, I would recommend Jared Lindauer - firstname.lastname@example.org 512-695-7942.
♫ "Some people call me the firm lawyer / Some call me the startup CEO / No people call me Maurice"
February 19th, 2014
When I'm not running my startup, I work for Bracewell & Giuliani. We have startup lawyers in Dallas, Houston, and Austin and corporate lawyers who have worked with biotech. I'd happy to talk to you and your friend a bit if you wanted.