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, Pierre Zado of Plug & Play, Mary Jacobs of of Alcorn Immigration Law, and Danielle Delancey of Wilmot Ventures will discuss startup law topics such as business formation, immigration, and key tips for raising a significant seed ($1-3M) or Series A ($5-15M) round in the States.
February 25, 2019 - 5:30 - 6:30 pm Panel Presentation @ The Vault
Teela C. Smith, Alexa Binns of Maven Ventures, and Glenn Ballard of Marpe Finance will discuss startup law topics for Growth Circuit and Foreign Startups Silicon Valley at The Vault. Specifically, they will discuss startup law and finance concerns such as approaching investors and raising a seed versus Series A round; protection of intellectual property (i.e., trademark and patent concerns); and hiring a team in California (i.e., independent contractor versus employee classification in California).
Teela C. Smith and Sophie Alcorn of Alcorn Immigration Law will present forFounders Embassy's select cohort of international entrepreneurs at General Assemblyon topics such as formation of a subsidiary versus the completing a Delaware Flip; raising a seed versus Series A round; protecting the company's intellectual property; how to choose and compensate the right team of early hires; and immigration concerns for founders and their employees.
Neda Shapourian, Katy Young of Ad Astra Law Group, and Michelle Dylan of Law Offices of Michelle Dylan will present on topics such as the history of cannabis regulations and current state of the industry; practical considerations for drafting documents, including formation documents and leases; persisting criminal prosecution concerns; changing regulations; and litigation risks.