Startup Law: Common Mistakes, Founder Pre-Nups, & Intellectual Property

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If there are 2 things to be learned from The Social Network, it's that contracts are important, and Justin Timberlake can act.

So to address that first point (at the risk of eliminating drama from future startup flicks), we've enlisted the experts to shed light on the complex world of "startup law."

Whether you're a founder, dream of starting your own business, or currently work for a startup, join attorneys Nigel Austin (Austin Law PLLC) and Lauren Mack (Morrison+Tenenbaum, PLLC) as they dive into...

* The most common mistakes founders make when starting a business
* Founder "pre-nups" (http://money.cnn.com/2013/12/12/technology/innovation/founder-prenup/index.html)
* Intellectual property
* and more

You can learn more about our speakers below.

Please note: This event will be photographed and video recorded. By participating or attending, you understand and agree that you may appear in some of these photos and videos, and you also authorize their use for promotional purposes.

===== Schedule =====

* 6:30 - 7:00 PM: Drinks & Networking
* 7:00 - 8:00 PM: Law School
* 8:00 - 8:30 PM: More Questions, More Drinks, More Networking

===== Speakers =====

1) Nigel S. Austin, Esq. (Austin Law PLLC (http://austinlawpllc.com/))
Nigel is an experienced business lawyer who counsels entrepreneurs, companies and investors in a broad range of industries, including luxury consumer, technology, manufacturing, fashion, food and beverage. He frequently advises on founder and employee equity, partnership agreements, seed, angel and venture capital financings, credit and intercreditor agreements, distribution, licensing and commercial contracts, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and other strategic transactions. (Full bio here. (http://austinlawpllc.com/founder/))

* Note: Nigel provides legal counsel for Uncubed.

2) Lauren Mack (Morrison+Tenenbaum, PLLC (http://www.m-t-law.com/))
Lauren is a corporate, copyright, and trademark attorney representing entrepreneurs, start-ups, tech companies, e-commerce platforms, and creative businesses. She protects and defends clients' intellectual property through copyright registration, trademark registration and prosecution, drafting cease and desist letters, and other methods of thwarting infringers. She also deals with agreements related to entity formation, employment and employee incentives, company financing, stock transactions, independent contractor agreements, event production, artist and venue management, e-commerce, and copyright and trademark licensing. (Full bio here (http://www.laurenmmack.com/).)

===== Partners =====

Startup Weekend NYC (http://www.meetup.com/Startup-Weekend-NYC/)

Legal Hackers (http://www.meetup.com/legalhackers/)

===== Disclaimer =====

Any information provided at this event or through recordings of this event is for general informational and educational purposes only. It is not offered as, and does not constitute, legal advice or legal opinions. You should not act or rely on any information received without first seeking the advice of an attorney.