Smith Shapourian Mignano PC is a women- and minority-owned boutique law firm in San Francisco, representing startups and small businesses. 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 clients include growth-stage tech and cannabis entrepreneurs who are forming and scaling their companies; traditional small businesses, micro-funds, and professional services firms who seek to form, buy, sell, merge or dissolve; and businesses or founders involved in disputes with their former companies, employees, partners, investors, service providers, or customers.
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, Doug Bend of Bend Law Group, Sabir Ibrahim of Exactify.IT, and Eric Wall of Equivity, Inc. will provide an overview of what it takes to launch a solo or small firm practice. In addition to providing practical tips on how to get your practice up and running, they will provide an overview of ethical considerations for using legal technology in the cloud, remote communications with other attorneys and staff, and using the Internet and/or social media to market your practice.
Lindsey S. Mignano, Becca Furman of Lewis & Llewelyn, and Courtney Brown of Law Offices of Mary Catherine Wiederhold will present an interactive panel intended to give associates at the beginning of their careers an opportunity to ask questions and receive advice about the associate experience from people they don’t directly work with.
August 14, 2019 - 3 - 5 pm Presentation for SwissNex SF
Lindsey S. Mignano, Sophie Alcorn of Alcorn Immigration Law, Oscar Adelman of Sinai Ventures, and Pierre Zado of Plug and Play will present on startup law topics such as business formation/Delaware flips, immigration, and key tips in 2019 for raising a significant seed ($1-3M) or Series A ($5-15M) round in the States for SwissNex SF's select cohort.
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.