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.
Lindsey S. Mignano and Glenn Ballard of Marpe Finance presented for San Francisco Lawyers Network ("SFLN") @ First Republic Bank. They discussed the legal and tax concerns for American and foreign-based startup entrepreneurs seeking to build or expand their existing businesses into the States. Specifically, they covered such topics as how venture capital opportunities in the States influences the decision to incorporate as a Delaware C Corporation versus organize as an in-state LLC; the tax implications of setting up as a C/S corporation versus an LLC; for foreign-based entrepreneurs, the possibility of raising later rounds of capital (Series A, B, C) as a determining factor in the decision to incorporate a subsidiary or perform a "Delaware Flip" (click here for more information on this transaction); and the international tax implications operating a business here and abroad.
Lindsey S. Mignano and Brit Summerill of NowCFO presented for the cohort of Founders Embassy at Runway. They discussed startup law and accounting topics for international entrepreneurs such as formation of a subsidiary versus the Delaware Flip; raising a Series round; international tax concerns; intellectual property concerns; and how to choose and compensate the right team of early hires.
Lindsey S. Mignano presented at RocketSpace in San Francisco regarding topics such as business formation; recent developments in employee versus independent contractor classification under Dynamex (read more here); the upcoming compliance deadline for the GDPR (read more here); and fundraising for Foreign Startups Mixer and Pitch on May 23, 2018.