Monday, October 22, 2012
7:00-8:30pm Panel Presentation
Startup founders face numerous legal decisions from the outset - even before the company is formed - that can have lasting impacts on their business. These decisions can be daunting for even sophisticated entrepreneurs, and especially first-time founders. A team of startup lawyers from Mintz Levin will discuss a wide range of corporate and intellectual property matters facing startups in their early days, from incorporation through their initial financing.
Topics discussed will include: where to incorporate, what type of corporate entity to use, terms and issues related to the issuance of founders stock and options, how to assign and protect intellectual property rights and how to build a valuable patent portfolio and leverage that portfolio into a successful business. The team from Mintz Levin will also discuss legal pitfalls and how to avoid them. There will be time for an audience Q&A session at the end of the presentation. Please join us for this informative event.
For more information about the Entrepreneurial Best Practices Series, call 510-642-4255 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mr. Berg is a Partner in Mintz Levin’s Corporate & Securities Section. He works with emerging growth companies and venture capital and private equity investors in a variety of fields, including clean technology and renewable energy, software, semiconductors, digital media, and Internet security. Mr. Berg has represented companies and investors in a broad range of general corporate and transactional matters, including venture capital financings, public offerings, and mergers and acquisitions with an aggregate transaction value in excess of $2 billion.
Mr. Cleary is a Partner in Mintz Levin’s Intellectual Property Section. He focuses on patent law, including preparation and prosecution of patent applications, rendering of opinions on infringement and validity, licensing, due diligence investigations, and client counseling, with an emphasis on electrical, telecommunications, software, and mechanical technologies. Mr. Cleary is also founder of the action sports and apparel practice at Mintz Levin, representing top clients in the surfing, skateboarding, kite surfing, and fitness industries.