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, 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.
October 24, 2018 - 5:30 pm "Foreign Startups Mixer n Pitch" Panel @ Rocketspace
Teela C. Smith and Brit Summerill of NowCFO will present for Foreign Startups Silicon Valley on 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 and intellectual property issues.
November 7, 2018 - 4 - 5:30 pm Presentation for Founders Embassy @ General Assembly Lindsey S. Mignano will present for Founders Embassy's cohort of international entrepreneurs on 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; and how to choose and compensate the right team of early hires.
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.