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Start-up Legal Matters 101

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This seminar will cover the key legal issues any first-time entrepreneur should understand before starting a technology-based business. Areas of focus include understanding key formation and management issues, how to minimize legal risk, and how to deal with investors, and get funding from various sources. Just bring yourself. All experience levels and background welcome.。

At the end of this seminar, you will:

Understand the key distinctions between different legal entitiesUnderstand the key issues among co-founders, such as ownership, management, and controlUnderstand the basics of different rounds of financingRecognize and know how to mitigate potential IP risksImprove your funding strategies, documentation, and negotiation techniquesConnect to potential investors and navigate securities law

Panelists and Moderators include:

Steven Levine

 (Partner at Fenwick and West LLP)Jessica Zhou (Former GC and VP Legal Affairs at Ubiquiti Networks, Inc.)

Wei Zhou

 (CEO at Centrillion Biosciences, Inc.)

Ruming (Catherine) Liu

 (Partner at MagStone Law LLP)

Derek Huoth

 (Associate at Fenwick and West LLP)

Chinese American Lawyers of the Bay Area (CALOBA) “湾区华人律师协会 is a non-profit mutual benefit organization of mostly Chinese-speaking attorneys, law students and other professionals. One general purpose of the organization is to facilitate mutual understanding and dialog of U.S. and Chinese laws between the legal professionals of two countries. As the economies of the U.S. and China are increasingly intertwined, lawyers on both sides are collaborating to assist a greater flow of cross-border transactions to enable the two countries to prosper together with the aid of each other.

BayHelix is an organization of leaders of Chinese heritage in the global life sciences and healthcare community. We aspire to shape the growth of the life sciences and healthcare industry around the Pacific Rim and beyond, foster and create business opportunities, supply and nurture the leaders for the community, and network and share information and experience.  BayHelix is a non-profit organization and its membership is by-invitation-only.

Fenwick & West provides a broad range of services to emerging companies in technology and life sciences. More information can be found from Fenwick’s website. 

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