Legal Land Mines: What to Know When Starting Your Startup

  • November 5, 2013 · 6:00 PM
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Starting a new company is hard, but putting in place the right legal framework for your business doesn’t have to be ...

Learn how to avoid the most common costly mistakes when starting your company from Mick Bain and Janene Asgeirsson, two experts on start-up law from WilmerHale. If you misstep early, it could cost you BIG later, making it more challenging or even impossible to build a successful business.

Did you know you can be liable for 3x a person’s wages for failure to pay? This class will give you knowledge to save you from so many lethal mistakes. Having worked with hundreds of entrepreneurs and start-ups, Mick and Janene will cover topics like:

Founders' equity
Employee compensation & options
Raising Capital: do’s and don’ts
Independent contractors & interns
Avoiding personal liability
Legal entity: choosing the best type for your business

The class will end with an open Q&A with Mick & Janene; come get the answers to your burning startup legal questions! Don’t make your life harder than it has to be - come learn the fundamentals and save yourself headaches, money and wasted effort down the line.

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  • Susan M.

    very informative.

    November 13, 2013

  • Robert S.

    Good general overview and "tops tips" on things to watch out for and avoid during the early days of setting up a company.

    November 5, 2013

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