Smith Shapourian Mignano PC is a women- and minority-owned boutique law firm in San Francisco. We represent micro venture capital funds, technology startups, and industry-adjacent service providers who are forming and scaling their companies, fundraising, merging with and/or acquiring other businesses. Additionally, we assist our clients in managing relationships with their former companies, employees, partners, investors, service providers, or customers. We are a completely virtual law firm and rely on innovative legal technology to provide a high-touch service at a lower cost than BigLaw.
October 20, 2021 - 12 - 1:15 pm PST - "Executive Compensation: Important Considerations from the Employer’s and Employee’s Perspectives" for the Bar Association of San Francisco
Teela Smith and Mark Gabel of Workplace Legal, APC will discuss some of the many different types of equity compensation plans for high-level employees; how executives’ compensation can be affected by the particular structure of the business; special considerations regarding executives’ pay under California labor law; and important considerations when there is a termination of employment, whether by voluntary or involuntary means. Barristers Solo and Small Firm Section Chain, Emily McGrath of Lawless, Lawless, & McGrath will moderate.
November 3, 2021 - 11 am PST - 12 pm PST - "Untethered Talent: The Future of International Hires"
Lindsey S. Mignano will moderate a panel comprised of speakers, Jonathan Goldsworthy of Bird & Bird and Kiki Stannard of ZEDRA. The panel will discuss employing abroad talent in a post-pandemic world, and the commercial, cultural, HR, employment law and tax considerations that come with a global workforce.
November 9, 2021 - 12 - 1:15 pm PST - "Exploring Intersectionality in 2021: How DEI policies can recruit, retain, and promote intersectional attorneys" for the Bar Association of San Francisco
Lindsey S. Mignano will moderate a panel comprised of speakers, Kelly Matayoshi of Farella Braun + Martel, Chambord Benton-Hayes of Benton Employment Law Group, Suzette Barnes, Vice President, Wealth Management Litigation of Morgan Stanley, Ernest Hammond of Facebook, and Jay Lee of One Justice. Panelists will discuss the concept of intersectionality, how the legal industry addressed the intersectionality issues in the past and how can we better address such issues in the future, why intersectional individuals are in a unique position to raise consciousness surrounding the intersectionality issues in the workplace, and how non-intersectional individuals be better allies so as to encourage more diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplaces.