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.
Lindsey S. Mignano, Sophie Alcorn of Alcorn Immigration Law, and Brieanne Traube of Early Growth Financial Services, and Juan Luis Hernandez Conde of Novus Concilium presented on a panel at our office. Topics discussed included as setting up a business in the States and/or in Mexico; immigration concerns for founders; tips for raising equity from institutional investors here and abroad; and international tax consequences of operating a business here and abroad.
Teela C. Smith presented a live webcast for the ladies of Golden Gate Mothers Club, discussing topics such as choosing the right legal entity to set up your small business or startup; loan or equity financing; intellectual property concerns; and how to choose and compensate the right team of early hires, whether they are independent contractors or employees.
Neda Shapourian and Michelle Dylan presented on a panel entitled, The Business of Marijuana: Corporate and Criminal Concerns for Cannabis Businesses. They discussed 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 Alameda County Bar Association.