We continue on with our Bootcamp series and in this class, we will cover one of the areas that many start-ups tend to overlook; Legal Matters. Whether it's picking the right structure for your business (LLC vs S corp vs C corp) or negotiating funding details, it is better knowing these answers and who you need to consult ahead of time.
Our speaker for this meetup will be Craig Bradley, Partner at Edwards Wildman law firm.
"Craig Bradley is a partner in the Business Law department at Edwards Wildman. His corporate practice spans a wide array of disciplines including venture capital, private equity and debt financings, mergers and acquisitions, corporate organizational and governance matters, securities law, license agreements, partnering and other arrangements for the sharing of technology and industrial know-how, intellectual property protection and key employee compensation agreements and plans. Craig has a special focus on serving as primary outside counsel for emerging software, life sciences, Internet, communications and other technology companies. He advises these clients in general corporate matters and assists in obtaining angel and venture capital financing and in mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings and compensation arrangements. Craig also serves as an Adjunct Assistant Professor, Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School of Business. Craig is a Co-Founder and Board member of the Wildcat Angels, Northwestern University's angel financing network."
Craig will focus on legal pitfalls to avoid in choosing an entity, structuring ownership, and pitfalls to avoid with regard to startup financing. As always, please come prepared with your questions.
Looking forward to seeing you all there!