Teela Crosthwaite Smith, Sandy Nyugen and Brit Summerill of NowCFO, and Josie Gomez of TriNet, Scott Eldridge of First Republic Bank, and Lindsay Gardiner of California Payroll discussed key topics to catapult the of your startup, specifically choosing the right legal entity for your business, key IP and contractual concerns for early-stage companies, setting up a commercial bank account, the importance of collecting and showcasing financial data for your investors, compensating and providing benefits and insurance to early stage hires, and fundraising via convertible notes or SAFEs, at General Assembly.
Lindsey S. Mignano presented to an invite-only group of Startup House startups on topics such as business formation, commercial transactions, employment, and trademarks/patents.
Neda Shapourian, Brieanne Traube of Early Growth Financial Services, and Josie Gomez of TriNet discussed key topics to accelerate the growth of your startup at Startup House. The ladies discussed issues such as choosing the right legal entity for your business, the importance of collecting and showcasing financial data for your investors, and how to choose and compensate the right team of early hires.
Lindsey S. Mignano and Teela Crosthwaite Smith presented to an invite-only group of GSV startups on topics such as business formation, commercial transactions, employment, and trademarks/patents.
On November 8, 2016, California, Nevada, Massachusetts, and Maine all voted to legalize recreational marijuana—doubling the number of legal-marijuana states to eight. Arkansas, Florida, and North Dakota legalized medical marijuana for specific medical conditions. Early indicators suggest that 2017 will see even more reforms across the country. With medical marijuana now legal in 29 states and the District of Columbia, insurers, employers, and business owners are being confronted with new challenges as well as opportunities. In today’s ever-changing legal landscape, is your practice prepared to navigate the nuances of complex cannabis regulation, law, and policy?
On June 22, 2017, Neda Shapourian presented in Seattle, Washington on current state of California cannabis legislation as it pertains to corporate clients.
On June 22, 2017, Lindsey Mignano spoke at the Women and Diversity Luncheon regarding the goals, challenges, and risks associated with opening a law firm as a woman and minority.
On June 23, 2017, she spoke on a panel regarding rainmaking with co-panelists, Jeffrey A. Holmstrand of Grove, Holmstrand, and Delk in Wheeling, West Virginia and Sheryl J. Willert of Williams Kastler in Seattle, Washington.
Lindsey S. Mignano was interviewed by ABC 7 News program, "7 on Your Side," regarding the nuances of website terms of service agreements. The program aired on May 26, 2017.
Neda Shapourian, Shabnam Malek, Kimberly R. Simms, and Graham Pechenik presented an informative panel presentation on corporate formation, intellectual property, patents, and regulatory/compliance issues specific to the cannabis space for the Palo Alto Bar Association. The event was hosted by Royse Law Firm.