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Common Issues for Start-Up Companies: Music, Fashion and Tech Start-ups -- ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED, LIMITED AT DOOR REGISTRATION IS AVAILABLE

Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Registration for this course is now closed.

Intended Audience:

Young Lawyers Section Members may register as Law Office Staff

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Location: 2nd Floor Auditorium

Course ID: C022514

Credits: 3 NJ Credits: 3 General
3 NY Credits: 3 Skills; Transitional and Non-transitional

Course Description:

Come for an evening discussion and problem solving as our expert panel discusses how to set up a startup company with the right type of entity, the right agreement terms between founders and the right way to hire the first employees.

Panelists will also focus on ways to use investor money wisely and the use of proper vesting schedules. A brainstorming session will look at what to do when  a co-founder needs to be fired -- especially when a cost effective exit wasn't contemplated at inception.


  • Trends and Future of Startup Law
  • How to Structure the Business: Understand the most favorable options for forming an entity to receive investment as well as practical considerations to keep in mind with regard to potential future exits, new members and additional financing.
  • Entry and Exit Plans

--How to Fire Your Co-founders: learn the differences between the different types of disassociation: agreement, death, assignment, involuntary (insolvency, bankruptcy, marriage, dissolution) and deadlock

--How to Hire New Employees: learn how to draft founder, advisor and new employee agreements (options vs alternate incentive compensation structures. Understand how to secure ownership of assets and the real differences with respect to giving in equity in an LLC vs S-Corp or C-Corp.


A networking reception will take place from 6:00 PM --6:30 PM

The program will begin at 6:30 PM

Faculty:

Program Co-sponsor: NYCLA Young Lawyers Section

Program Co-Chairs: Anibal Luque, Esq. and Jessica Hoffman, Esq.

FacultySteven Masur, Cowan DeBaets Abrahams & Sheppard LLP; Joel Schoenfeld, Mitchell Silberberg & Knup LLP; John Trani, General Counsel, Carrot Creative



 

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