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, 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.
Lindsey S. Mignano, Teela C. Smith, and Alexa Binns of Maven Ventures will speak to a select cohort at The Refiners regarding startup law concerns such as raising seed money; incorporating a subsidiary versus performing a Delaware flip; 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).