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Free Presentation On Incorporation & Compensation

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Sent on: Sunday, March 23, 2008 5:16 PM

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Rose Riskind

The Berkeley Entrepreneurial Best Practices Series Presents:

How to Incorporate and Compensate Employees

Tuesday, April 1,[masked]:30-8:30pm
Room 105 Stanley Hall, UC Berkeley

We are pleased to have the founding sponsor of the Entrepreneurial Best Practices Series, Reed Smith, join us to discuss the most important part of getting your new venture successfully off the ground: incorporation and compensation. Tom Quinlan will be leading the discussion for the evening. He is a partner with Reed Smith in their corporate and technology law practice. With years of experience working with and for startups in the bay area, Tom brings a down to earth perspective to this very important topic. Rob is a partner in Reed Smith's Corporate & Securities Group. For almost 20 years Rob has counseled entrepreneurs and investors as a corporate, intellectual property and transactional attorney. They will discuss issues such as founder's shares, vesting and hiring new employees, along with protection of intellectual property. If you want your startup to be in top shape and ready for investors, you should attend this workshop.

Tom Quinlan, Partner, Reed Smith
Tom represents companies in corporate, intellectual property and finance transactions. Tom advises clients on corporate and securities issues, secured and unsecured debt, commercial law and competitive business practices, sales and distribution practices, and the acquisition and protection of intellectual property. Tom has substantial experience in negotiating credit facilities and both finance and operating leases on behalf of lenders and borrowers.

Tom has substantial experience in negotiating technology licenses and collaborations, development and distribution agreements, capital and debt financing for start-up and mature companies, mergers and acquisitions and other complex transactions. He has also advised clients in the negotiation and preparation of many different domestic and international commercial agreements. His work has included structuring and negotiating employment relationships with management personnel, including various management incentive compensation arrangements, and preparing stock option and SAR plans.

Rob Dellenbach, Partner, Reed Smith
Rob advises boards of directors of private start-ups and venture-backed companies on business plans, incorporation, venture capital and private equity financing, founders stock, employee equity plans, intellectual property protection, licensing, distribution and strategic agreements, mergers and acquisitions, and public offerings. Rob has represented software, communications, Internet, biotechnology, semiconductor and other technology companies and their investors.

6:30 - Networking (pizza will be provided)
6:50 to 8:30 - Presentations and Q&A
Please note this workshop will be held in room 105 at Stanley Hall at UC Berkeley. There is no registration for this event and it is open to the public.

The Entrepreneurial Best Practices Series is a program of the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at UC Berkeley in conjunction with the UC Berkeley Business Plan Competition, Global Social Venture Competition, and the Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology. The Best Practices Series invites experts from Berkeley and the Silicon Valley to speak about practical aspects of entrepreneurship.

Upcoming Best Practices Sessions:
Tuesday, Apr 01: How to Incorporate and Compensate Founders and Employees
Tuesday, Apr 22: Financing the Venture: Investor Panel Discussion

Also don't miss:
Friday, Apr 18: Global Social Venture Competition Final Competition
Thursday, May 1: Berkeley Business Plan Competition Finalist Presentations at the Berkeley Entrepreneurs Forum.

For more information on the Best Practices Series, the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, the Berkeley Business Plan Competition or the Global Social Venture Competition you may call the Lester Center at[masked]-4255.

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