Legal Essentials for Start-Ups and Pitfalls to Avoid!

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 02/13/2006 - 17:25.
02/24/2006 - 07:30
02/24/2006 - 09:00
Etc/GMT-4

JumpStart Breakfast --> Friday, February 24th - Legal Essentials for
Start-Ups and Pitfalls to Avoid!  

This session highlights the key legal issues faced by every early-stage
start-ups. The legal underpinnings of your firm provide the foundation
for future growth, for raising capital, for decision making, and for
your exit strategy. Mistakes made early on can cost companies thousands
of dollars and hours of valuable time. Skip the mistakes! Get it right
from the start!

Program Description: Overview of the basic forms of legal entity
structures and different characteristic, benefits, and drawbacks of each
type will be discussed.  We will highlight the key legal and related
issues faced by every early-stage company. The content will include:

*       Choice of legal entity
*       Corporate formation
*       Issuance of founders stock
*       Employment agreements
*       Friends and family/angel financing
*       A brief overview of the key intellectual property issues for
early-stage companies

Agenda:
7:30 am - 8:00 am    Registration and Breakfast
8:00 am - 8:45 am    Speaker - Jeff Jones of Benesch, Friedlander,
Coplan & Aronoff LLP.
8:45 am - 9:00 am    Question and Answer Session/Wrap-up

Venue:
Kent State University - Geauga Campus                    
14111 Clairdon Troy Road
Burton, Ohio 44021
Click here for directions
<http://www.jumpstartinc.org/Docs/Directions%20to%20KSU%20Geauga%20Campus.pdf>

Keynote Speaker: Jeff Jones of Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff
LLP.
Mr. Jones is of counsel in the Corporate and Securities Practice Group
and the Private Equity Group. Mr. Jones focuses his practice on
representation of life science and high technology companies in their
growth stage, and works with companies to plan for public and private
equity offerings, licensing and technology transfer transactions and
mergers and acquisitions. He has been involved in planning for growth
companies, helping to position them for various stages of private
financings, strategic partnerships, and acquisitions, and draws heavily
in these activities on his experience as General Counsel of a growth
stage life sciences company.

Price: $11.00 per ticket (includes continental breakfast).

Registration: To register for this event, please click on this link
<https://www.jumpstartinc.org/JSExchange/EventRegistration.aspx?EventID=117>.  Space is limited and registration will be honored on a
first-come, first-served basis. Online registration is with MasterCard
or Visa only. If you wish to pay by check, please make check payable to
JumpStart, Inc. and mail it to:

JumpStart, Inc.
Attn: Laura Hummer
737 Bolivar Road
Suite 3000
Cleveland, Ohio 44115

* If you are purchasing more than one ticket for additional guests,
please email their names directly to laura [dot] hummer [at] jumpstartinc [dot] org
<mailto:laura [dot] hummer [at] jumpstartinc [dot] org> . If you have any questions, call
216-363-3412.

Location

Kent State University - Geauga Campus
14111 Clairdon Troy Road
Burton, OH
United States