Pivotal Legal Issues for Small Businesses
Co-sponsored by the Business and Taxation Law Section
Attend this program if you are a practitioner with clients who are, or want to, start or sell a business, protect their businesses' intellectual property, do business worldwide, or raise capital for a startup. Attorneys who want a refresher on important issues small businesses face or who are expanding their practice into the business law practice area will also benefit from attending this program.
You will also want to take detailed notes during the session on ethical issues involved in representing startups and small businesses. You will hear best practices for representing the entity, business owners, informed consent, doing business with a client, keeping client secrets and disclosing errors to your client.
- Key Considerations When Your Client is Starting a New Business, Including Choice of Entity, Tax Implications, Long and Short Term Goals, and Capital Raising
- The Top Issues Your Business Clients Face in Selling a Business, Such as Structural Issues, and the Importance of Your Being Involved Early and Involving the Right Professionals
- A Panel of Investment Bankers and Business Brokers Sharing Their Experiences with Helping to Sell Small Businesses
- Protecting Your Business Client's Intellectual Property and Implications of Doing Business Worldwide in an Internet World
- Best Practices and Pitfalls for Startups When Raising Capital
- Ethical Issues in Representing Startups and Small Businesses
Who should Attend:
- Experienced and newly licensed attorneys with small business clients wanting to start or sell a small business, to protect their businesses' intellectual property, or to raise capital for a startup
- Attorneys who want a refresher on important issues for small businesses or who are expanding their practice into the business law arena