Lindsey S. Mignano moderated a panel entitled "Things I Wish I Knew: The Beacons of the Bar Share Their Secrets" regarding law firm success, litigation tactics, and business development with panelists, David Balabanian of Morgan Lewis Bockius, Nanci Clarence of Clarence Dyer & Cohen, Jim Brosnahan of Morriston & Foerster, and Stephanie Skaff of Farella Braun + Martell at the Bar Association of San Francisco.
Lindsey S. Mignano guest lectured for Professor Mark LeHocky's class on "Structuring Business Ventures" at Haas School of Business. She discussed business formation, strategy related to structure, and employment concerns.
Lindsey S. Mignano and Teela C. Smith spoke to a select cohort at The Refiners at Parisoma regarding startup law concerns such as raising seed money; incorporating a subsidiary versus performing a Delaware flip; protection of intellectual property (i.e., trademark and patent concerns); and hiring a team in California (i.e., independent contractor versus employee classification in California).
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.