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.
Lindsey S. Mignano will moderate a CLE panel entitled, "The Client Intake: Screening, Signing, and Rejecting," by Michael Bracamontes of Bracamontes & Vlasak, P.C., Becca Furman of Lewis & Llewellyn LLP, and Jacqueline Ravenscroft of Tobener Ravenscroft LLP at the Bar Association of San Francisco. The panelists will discuss screening potential clients, knowing when to walk away from problematic potential or signed clients, and getting clients to sign with your firm.
Lindsey S. Mignano will present forFounders Embassy's select cohort of international entrepreneurs at OnePiece Workon 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; etc.
Lindsey S. Mignano, Alexa Binns of Maven Ventures, Danielle Delacey of Wilmot Ventures, and Nicole Jordan of Early Growth Financial Services will present for the quarterly cohort of Women's Startup Lab regarding incorporating a startup business and hiring employees in CA/US; protecting intellectual property and limiting liability through effective commercial contracts; best tips for raising a significant seed round or Series A round; and what American seed VCs are looking for in 2019.
Lindsey S. Mignano, David Resnekov of Global Founders Capital, and Oscar Adelman of Sinai Ventures will discuss startup law topics for Growth Circuit and Foreign Startups Silicon Valley at The Vault. Specifically, they will touch upon 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).
Lindsey S. Mignano will discuss different types of business entities, and reasons why some businesses may elect one entity over another, for the San Francisco Legal Professionals Association at their invite-only monthly meeting.