Teela C. Smith presented on a panel with Now CFO and Trüpp at Portland Women in Tech @ Jama Software Portland. The panel discussed startup law topics such as choosing the right legal entity to set up your startup for investment; equity financing from angels, VCs, etc.; intellectual property concerns; the importance of collecting and showcasing financial data for investors; and how to choose and compensate the right team of early hires.
Teela C. Smith moderated a panel presentation by Jenny C. Lin of Lin Tax Law, Geraldine Carr of Matheson, and Sanjiv Singh of SNS PLC called Going Global: Key Tax, Corporate and Employment Law Considerations for Doing Business Overseas @ The Bar Association of San Francisco. The panel discussed structuring a business' overseas expansion, employment concerns, and contract enforceability abroad.
Neda Shapourian and Michelle Dylan presented on the history of cannabis regulations; formation of for-profit cannabis companies, ancillary service providers, and funds seeking to invest in the cannabis industry; and potential criminal exposure for marijuana businesses, at the San Francisco Bar Association.
Lindsey S. Mignano and Teela Crosthwaite Smith presented to an invite-only group of German Accelerator (GSV) startups on topics such as business formation, commercial transactions, employment, and trademarks/patents @ Runway.
Lindsey S. Mignano received the Outstanding Barrister of the Year award at The Bar Association of San Francisco's Annual Luncheon at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco on December 14, 2017.
Lindsey S. Mignano spoke on a panel of four lawyers entitled, "Leveraging Help From Outside Attorneys: An Overview of the Laws, Legal Ethics, and Practical Considerations Relating to Engaging Outside Attorneys" at The Bar Association of San Francisco. The panel discussed Rule 2-200 and financial arrangements with outside attorneys; Rule 1-400 and disclosure requirements concerning outside attorneys’ relationship with the firm; Rule 3-300 and conflicts of interest; models of structuring relationships with outside attorneys; and practical considerations regarding engaging outside attorneys.
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.
Lindsey S. Mignano organized and moderated When Styles Collide: Recognizing and Eliminating Behavior Bias by Alay Yajnik of the Yajnik Group regarding recognition of individual behavior style, understanding the bias that behavior style can create when connecting with other people, and elimination of the bias @ The Bar Association of San Francisco.
Neda Shapourian, Brieanne Traube of Early Growth Financial Services, Lauren McCollom of Square Bank, and Josie Gomez of TriNet discussed key topics to scale your startup at Galvanize. The ladies discussed issues such as choosing the right legal entity for your business, opening a commercial banks account, the importance of collecting and showcasing financial data for your investors, and how to choose and compensate the right team of early hires.