Money is tight and time is precious - the first few months of Your Company can be smooth sailing or rugged terrain. Find out when to incorporate, how to plan ahead and save on legal costs, and why some simple steps now can save you headaches and expenses later. Picking a name, dividing equity, hiring contractors and dealing with inevitable frustration - the first few months can either be a mess or a delight.
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Your Instructor: Jay Purcell
Jay is a corporate and securities associate based out of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati’s SOMA office and co-working space. He works with both public and private companies on general corporate and transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, public offerings, and venture capital financings. When he isn’t helping startups avoid major headaches, he can be found in SOMA’s kitchen, serving up his latest delicious culinary experiment.
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is the premier legal advisor to technology, life sciences, and other growth enterprises worldwide. We represent companies at every stage of development, from entrepreneurial start-ups to multibillion-dollar global corporations, as well as the venture firms, private equity firms, and investment banks that finance and advise them. The firm's broad range of services and practice areas are focused on addressing the principal challenges faced by the management, boards of directors, shareholders, and in-house counsel of our clients.