What: The Top Legal Issues Facing Entrepreneurs and Their Companies in 2013 - presented by Brian Burt of Snell & Wilmer
When: April 10, 2013, 6 - 9 pm.
Where: CEI Gateway
Cost: free (not ready to join our group? get your ticket here)
When an entrepreneur launches a new venture, the legal issues related to forming and operating the business are often put on the back burner. The natural focus is on hiring employees, securing customers, and generating revenue. Unfortunately, failing to do some basic legal planning can result in costly mistakes, impaired growth, and even the untimely collapse of the business. Learn about the top 10 legal issues facing entrepreneurs and their companies in 2013!
Brian J. Burt is a Partner with Snell & Wilmer L.L.P., and serves as Chair of the firm’s Emerging Business Group.
Founded in 1938, Snell & Wilmer is a full-service business law firm, with over 400 attorneys practicing in nine offices throughout the western United States and Mexico.
Brian is a business lawyer advising entrepreneurs and emerging growth companies in all stages of development, from formation to liquidity. He also represents banks, financial services companies, private investors, and venture capital funds.
Brian has extensive experience in corporate formation, reorganization and governance; private equity and debt financing; shareholder/owner relations, buyouts and disputes; employment and consulting agreements; employee incentive programs; general contract negotiation; supplier/manufacturing agreements; securities regulation; technology transfer and licensing; joint ventures and strategic alliances; corporate asset protection and succession planning; and mergers and acquisitions.
Brian represents clients in a wide variety of industries, including banking and financial services, biotechnology, capital investment, consumer products and services, education, entertainment/media, healthcare, high tech, Internet, manufacturing, marketing/public relations, medical device, nutraceuticals, outdoor, professional services, real estate development, renewable energy, and software and information technology.
Brian is the creator and host of the popular Emerging Business Seminar Series held monthly in Phoenix, as well as the firm’s Emerging Business Blog
Having previously founded, capitalized and run his own company, Brian brings a “real world” perspective to his practice.
Brian received his B.A. in Political Science and Philosophy, summa cum laude, from Allegheny College, where he was class valedictorian and a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He earned his J.D. from Harvard Law School, where he served as Managing Editor of the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy.
6.00 - 6.30 pm - Introductions
6.30 - 8.00 pm - Presentation
8.00 - 9.00 pm - Networking
Event will be streamed live: http://ceigateway.com/events/liveseminar from 6.00 pm - 8.00 pm