Smith Shapourian Mignano PC is a women- and minority-owned law boutique firm representing startups and small businesses in corporate matters and business litigation. We are an innovative and enterprising law firm, utilizing up-to-the-minute technology to maximize our efficiency and effectiveness so as to offer clients a high-touch, high-quality experience.
Our corporate clients include growth-stage tech and cannabis entrepreneurs who are forming and scaling their companies, as well as traditional small businesses, micro-funds, and professional services firms who seek to form, buy, sell, merge or dissolve their businesses. Our business litigation clients include founders involved in disputes with their former companies, partners, or investors; or businesses engaged in contractual disputes with their service providers, clients, or former employees.
Neda Shapourian and her colleague, Kimberly R. Simms, will co-present on current state and federal regulatory issues facing California’s existing and new cannabis businesses, and discuss corporate structuring options for this unique space.
August 10, 2018 - 1 - 3 pm Presentation @ SwissNex in San Francisco
Teela C. Smith and Christy Peterson of Andersen Tax will present to an invite-only group of SwissNex startups regarding topics such as raising a significant seed or Series A round in the States; valuation concerns; hiring a team in California/the States; and general contractual issues.
August 31, 2018 - 9 - 11:30 am Presentation @ SwissNex in San Francisco
Lindsey S. Mignano and Sophie Alcorn of Alcorn Immigration Law will present to an invite-only group of SwissNex startups regarding topics such as incorporating a subsidiary versus performing a Delaware flip; intellectual property (i.e., trademark and patent concerns); independent contractor versus employee classification in California; and various ways in which founders and key employees of the Swiss entity can immigrate to the States to build and expand their company.
September 26, 2018 - 5:30 pm Panel Presentation @ OnePiece
Teela C. Smith, Sandeep Shroff of MyStartupCFO, Sophie Alcorn of Alcorn Immigration Law will present to startups regarding topics such as formation; intellectual property (i.e., trademark and patent concerns); financing and tax concerns; independent contractor versus employee classification in California; and various ways in which founders and key employees can immigrate to the States to build and expand their company.
Neda Shapourian, Brieanne Traube of Early Growth Financial Services, Christy Peterson of Andersen Tax, and Josie Gomez of TriNet will discuss key tips to scale the growth of your startup and raise funds, including topics such as choosing the right legal entity to set up your startup for investment; intellectual property concerns (i.e., confidential information, trademarks, patents); considerations when hiring early stage employees/independent contractors; strategies for raising a seed v. angel v. series round; business valuation, specifically pre-money and post-money valuation; and understanding dilution.