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.
Lindsey S. Mignano joined Sophie Alcorn of Alcorn Immigration Law to present for Founders Embassy's 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.
Neda Shapourian, Brieanne Traube of DeWinter Group, Early Growth Financial Services, and Christy Peterson of Andersen Tax discussed key tips to scale the growth of your startup and raise funds at WeWork SOMA on October 18, 2018. Specifically, they presented on 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.
Teela C. Smith, Sandeep Shroff of MyStartupCFO, Sophie Alcorn of Alcorn Immigration Law presented to startups at OnePiece San Francisco regarding topics such as formation; intellectual property (i.e., trademark and patent concerns); financing and tax concerns; independent contractor versus employee classification in California; and various ways in which founders and key employees can immigrate to the States to build and expand their company.
Lindsey S. Mignano and Sophie Alcorn of Alcorn Immigration Law presented to an invite-only group of SwissNex startups at SwissNex in San Francisco regarding topics such as incorporating a subsidiary versus performing a Delaware flip; intellectual property (i.e., trademark and patent concerns); independent contractor versus employee classification in California; and various ways in which founders and key employees of the Swiss entity can immigrate to the States to build and expand their company.
Teela C. Smith and Christy Peterson of Andersen Tax presented to an invite-only group of SwissNex startups regarding topics such as raising a significant seed or Series A round in the States; valuation concerns; hiring a team in California/the States; and general contractual issues at SwissNex in San Francisco.
Neda Shapourian and her colleague, Kimberly R. Simms, presented "The Budding Business: Regulatory and Corporate Structuring Issues Facing Cannabis Businesses" at The Bar Association of San Francisco. They discussed current state and federal regulatory issues facing California’s existing and new cannabis businesses, and corporate structuring options.