Lindsey S. Mignano, Becca Furman of Lewis & Llewellyn LLP, Kristen Trad of Zynga, Ashli Weiss of Benefit Cosmetics, and Hannah Yang of Polsinelli LLP presented for the UC Hastings IP Law Section students regarding their practices and the technology sector's industry insights at the Sky Room in McAllister Tower on March 28, 2019.
Neda Shapourian, Katy Young of Ad Astra Law Group, and Michelle Dylan of Law Offices of Michelle Dylan presented a panel entitled, "Cannabis and California Real Estate: Advising Industry Clients," at the Bar Association of San Francisco. They discussed 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.
Teela C. Smith and Jeff Huang of Alcorn Immigration Law presented for Founders Embassy's select cohort of international entrepreneurs at General Assembly 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; how to choose and compensate the right team of early hires; and immigration concerns for founders and their employees.
Teela C. Smith and Alexa Binns of Maven Ventures discussed startup law topics for Growth Circuit and Foreign Startups Silicon Valley at The Vault. Specifically, they discussed 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).
Neda Shapourian, Pierre Zado of Plug & Play, Mary Jacobs of of Alcorn Immigration Law, and Danielle Delancey of Wilmot Ventures discussed startup law topics such as business formation, immigration, and key tips for raising a significant seed ($1-3M) or Series A ($5-15M) round in the States at SwissNex SF.
Lindsey S. Mignano moderated a panel entitled "Things I Wish I Knew: The Beacons of the Bar Share Their Secrets" regarding law firm success, litigation tactics, and business development with panelists, David Balabanian of Morgan Lewis Bockius, Nanci Clarence of Clarence Dyer & Cohen, Jim Brosnahan of Morriston & Foerster, and Stephanie Skaff of Farella Braun + Martell at the Bar Association of San Francisco.
Lindsey S. Mignano guest lectured for Professor Mark LeHocky's class on "Structuring Business Ventures" at Haas School of Business. She discussed business formation, strategy related to structure, and employment concerns.
Lindsey S. Mignano and Teela C. Smith spoke to a select cohort at The Refiners at Parisoma 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).
Lindsey S. Mignano and Neda Shapourian presented at the Bar Association of San Francisco's 2018 Barristers Annual Meeting. Lindsey discussed Senate Bill No. 826, which will require a domestic general corporation or foreign corporation that is a publicly-held corporation headquartered in California to have a minimum of one female person on its board of directors. Neda briefed the crowd on recent developments in corporate structuring of cannabis businesses in the State of California.