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Startup Mini Fair + Top Ten Legal Mistakes That Startups Make

  • May 22, 2013 · 6:15 PM


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Network and check out startup demo tables showcasing some of the up and coming startups in Silicon Valley. Entrepreneurs can also connect with service providers who support tech startups by providing critical services to help you get to the next level.

Feast on delicious food served up by Ming's Restaurant courtesy of our sponsors.


Silicon Valley attorney Roger Royse will then deliver his popular presentation: “Top Ten Legal Mistakes That Startups Make", which is based on his recent book, Dead on Arrival, Avoiding the Legal Mistakes That Could Kill Your Start-Up.

The presentation summarizes the most common legal mistakes that start-up companies and their lawyers make and how to avoid making those mistakes.  Some of those mistakes can be rectified, but many will result in your start-up company being Dead on Arrival when it looks for financing or acquisition opportunities.

Knowing what those mistakes are and how to avoid them is essential to starting and building a successful company.

Topics covered include corporate, securities, tax, employment and technology law.


All attendees will receive a soft copy of Roger's book, Dead on Arrival, Avoiding the Legal Mistakes That Could Kill Your Start-Up.




6:15 pm to 7:30 pm    Networking, Food, Startup Demo Tables


7:30 pm to 8:30 pm    Presentation


8:30 pm to 9:30 pm    Networking



About Our Speaker:


Roger Royse 
Attorney at Law 
Office (650)[masked] Ext 201 



Roger Royse has practiced tax and corporate law since 1984. He provides services to a wide spectrum of clients, from newly formed startups to publicly traded multinationals, in a broad range of industries. He also practices in the area of angel and venture fund formation.

Roger is widely published on technical tax topics, is a regular speaker for the California CPA Education Foundation and has been an adjunct Professor of Taxation (Property Transactions and International Taxation) for Golden Gate University. Prior to founding the Royse Law Firm, he practiced with the Silicon Valley law firms of GCA Law Partners LLP (formerly General Counsel Associates LLP) and Berliner Cohen, and the New York City office of Milbank Tweed, Hadley and McCloy. Roger is an active member of the American Bar Association Tax Section and Business Law Section.


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  • Rick

    Business meeting

    May 22, 2013

  • Rob

    Startups can display their products and services for free on demo showcase tables for this event. There is still room if you want table space for your startup.

    May 22, 2013

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