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.
July 9, 2018 - 11:30 am - 1 pm Presentation @ Runway
Lindsey S. Mignano and Teela Smith will present to an invite-only group of German Accelerator startups at Runway on topics such as business formation, commercial transactions, employment, and trademarks/patents.
Neda Shapourian and her colleague Kimberly R. Simms will co-present on current State and Federal regulatory issues facing California’s existing and new Cannabis businesses and discuss corporate structuring options for this unique space.
Neda Shapourian, Brieanne Traube of Early Growth Financial Services, Lauren McCollom of Square 1 Bank, 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.