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Startup Legal Questions... with Answers From Attorney Experts

Brooklyn-based innovators and startups face many of the same legal hurdles as all businesses... where to incorporate, how to protect intellectual property, etc. Plus many potential issues specific to launching an online product or service.

Get a jump-start on key legal issues that affect your business.

Bring your questions to this interactive discussion featuring the CEO of a successful startup... and attorneys experienced in:

* business formation

* founder/partner/compensation agreements

* immigration & visas

* copyrights, trademarks, patents

* web-based startup issues

Discussion begins with:

* Nad Adjir, Founder & CEO of, a Brooklyn based startup. He's a self-proclaimed tech and science nerd with a Masters in Finance, who worked as a Junior Trader prior to creating Gigz. Nad will share first-hand insights into the legal challenges startups can face dealing with obstacles from incorporation to immigration and trademark law. Then Q&A with attorney experts:

* Jonathan Askin is an Internet law expert and professor at Brooklyn Law School. He is the Founder & Director of Brooklyn Law Incubator & Policy Clinic (BLIP), and the Innovation Catalyst for the Center for Urban Business Entrepreneurship (CUBE). Jonathan played a key role in the tech task force of President Obama's 2008 campaign.

* Amy Goldsmith is a partner at Tarter Krinsky & Drogin, where she provides practical legal advice and connections to grow your business, with an emphasis on intellectual property. Amy is a director of the New York Women's Bar Association, and a frequent lecturer on intellectual property for Lawline.

* Julia Heming Segal is an immigration attorney at Masliah & Soloway, where she represents foreign nationals seeking employment and family-based visas. Julia specializes in permanent and non-permanent employment petitions for professionals, skilled workers, investors, and executives.

* Charles E. Torres is a partner in the Tech Group at Lowenstein Sandler. He represents emerging and established tech companies throughout all phases of their development and formation, financing, general corporate growth, and realization events; including mergers & acquisitions, and portfolio dispositions.


6:30pm - networking

7:15pm - attorney introductions and interactive Q&A

Presentation begins at 7:15pm sharp... plan to arrive on time.

Event will be moderated by D.K. Smith, managing director at the Brooklyn Innovation Center. Their accelerator program gets startups through the seed stage, which typically means getting startups to the point where they've built something impressive enough to raise money from later stage investors. Startups in the accelerator are eligible for funding from Brooklyn Innovation Center and a cohort of outside angel investors.

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