San Diego Cannabis specialist Kimberly R. Simms and Neda Shapourian presented on "To Touch (or Not Touch) the Plant: Corporate Formation, Licensing, and Compliance Issues Facing Cannabis Entrepreneurs" at the Bar Association of San Francisco in front of a packed audience eager to understand cannabis and cannabis tech industry updates.
Partner Lindsey S. Mignano's article, "The Fair Pay Act: How Does it Work?" was recently published by the Association of Defense Counsel ("ADC") in its quarterly publication, ADC Defense Comment, Vol. 31, No. 3/Fall 2016. In her article, she discusses how the California Fair Pay Act prohibits discriminatory wage practices, endeavors to close the gender wage gap, and impacts California employers. If you have any questions regarding the Fair Pay Act, please do not hesitate to contact her for a consultation.
The ladies of Smith Shapourian Mignano LLP presented a noontime "lunch and learn" at the US Small Business Administration on November 16, 2016 regarding business entity formation for startups seeking equity financing, the common types of form documents involved in the hiring and on boarding of independent contractors and employees, funding/financing rounds, etc. For information on these topics and more, please do not hesitate to reach out.
The ladies of Smith Shapourian Mignano LLP presented a "lunch-and-learn" at the US Small Business Administration in San Francisco on October 25, 2016. The ladies discussed the different types of business entities that a small business owner may consider when forming a business, how to transfer assets and liabilities from an existing sole proprietorship to a new business, and common concerns that many business owners confront in the course of forming an entity for their business.
On September 22, 2016, the ladies of Smith Shapourian Mignano LLP hosted a free brown bag "lunch-and-learn" for social entrepreneurs interested in learning more about forming a California nonprofit or benefit corporation, and how to raise money by way of grants and/or equity financing/funding. Special thanks to Geoff Cohen of US Legal in San Francisco for hosting our lunch-and-learn. Feel free to contact us about these topics and more.
Teela C. Smith of Smith Shapourian Mignano LLP serves as panelist for "What is Personally Identifiable Information" Presented by the Bar Association of San Francisco
Teela C. Smith, along with litigation counsel from Square and Nossaman LLP, served as panelists on the ever evolving topic of Personally Identifiable Data. As consumer data collection becomes more ubiquitous for all businesses, large and small, it is more important than ever for business owners to educate themselves on privacy law. For more information, please contact us.
Smith Shapourian Mignano LLP Presents "The Past and Future of Arbitration and Class Action Waivers" at the Bar Association of San Francisco
Lindsey S. Mignano proudly presented on the topic of "The Past and Future of Arbitration and Class Action Waivers" with co-presenter Caroline Corbitt of Gibbs Law Group at the Bar Association of San Francisco in San Francisco, California on July 25, 2016.
Smith Shapourian Mignano LLP Presents at the Gold Laces Conference for Bootstappers and Side Hustlers
The ladies of Smith Shapourian Mignano LLP presented on the topic of "What and what not to do to legally protect your side business" at the Gold Laces Conference for Bootstappers and Side Hustlers at Oakstop in Oakland, California on July 23, 2016. We are thankful to Sachin Argawal, founder and CEO of Braid, for inviting us to present.
Smith Shapourian Mignano LLP publishes on the Final Rule regarding Exemptions Under the Fair Labor Standards Act
Smith Shapourian Mignano LLP partner, Lindsey S. Mignano, was recently published in PLUSblog.org’s May 23,2016 newsflash, “Department of Labor Releases Final Regulations Governing Overtime Exemptions Under Fair Labor Standards Act,” for her discussion of the Final Rule and recent changes to the exemptions. To read more, click here.