Lindsey S. Mignano will moderate a virtual tea time for sixth through tenth year lawyers. During the virtual tea time, participants discussed what they are all doing to stay productive and sane during #shelterinplace. Topics included how to set yourself up for #WFH success; strategies to effectuate and manage virtual team work; and virtually communicating with colleagues and overseeing remote staff.
Lindsey S. Mignano moderated a virtual tea time for first through fifth year lawyers. During the virtual tea time, participants discussed what they are all doing to stay productive and sane during #shelterinplace. Topics included how to set yourself up for #WFH success; strategies to staying productive at work; and how to communicate and ask for feedback, virtually.
Neda Shapourian, Jamie Santos of Santos Walding LLP, Jaime Horst of Horst Legal Counsel, Joshua Mandell of Ackerman LLP, and Daniel Rowe of Green Hasson Janks presented "COVID-19 Advice & Counsel for the Cannabis Industry" for the Bar Association of San Francisco and Los Angeles County Bar Association. They discussed the most recent updates and explored hot topics in the pandemic response within the cannabis industry.
Lindsey S. Mignano spoke at and moderated a comprehensive, one-stop shop CLE, "Advising Businesses and Practicing Law During COVID-19," for the Bar Association of San Francisco on the top topics affecting companies, alongside Karen Diep of Diamond McCarthy, Nicholas Fram of Munger, Tolles & Olson, Rebecca Stephens of Farella Braun + Martel, and Dan Veroff of Merlin Law Group. Topics included insurance recovery, employment concerns, business litigation, and transactional law issues in the time of coronavirus.
Lindsey S. Mignano, Brittny Bottorff of the Law Office of Brittny Bottorff, and Diane Camacho of DLC Consulting Services presented "Change in Plan: Practicing Law at Home & Off-site in Peace, Comfort & Confidence During Times of Stress" for the Bar Association of San Francisco via Zoom. Topics included working offsite and developing a home office in response to community health concerns and social distancing; cutting edge hardware basics for getting it all done at home; safe, secure & speedy connectivity to share work with clients and colleagues; communication tools and cloud-based tools for organizing data and storing documents; and keeping clients informed.
Lindsey S. Mignano guest lectured for Professor Mark LeHocky's class on "Structuring Business Ventures" at Haas School of Business, Cheit Hall. She discussed business formation and strategy related to structure, and financing concerns.
Neda Shapourian and Kimberly Simms of The Law Office of Kimberly R. Simms presented on a panel entitled "Green Leases: Regulatory and Contract Considerations for Commercial Cannabis" for the Cannabis, Alcohol and Regulated Industries Section of the Barristers Club of the Bar Association of San Francisco. They provided a brief overview of the 2019 Cannabis climate, identified specific CA Cannabis regulations affecting commercial leases, and provided practical advice for drafting Cannabis commercial leases from both Landlord and Tenant perspectives.
Lindsey S. Mignano presented at the Solo and Small Firm Annual Conference at the Bar Association of San Francisco on a panel entitled "The Art of Juggling -- Strategies for Practicing Law and Wellness Topics," alongside co-panelists Ritu Goswamy of Holistic Legal Services, Rose Ellen Fairgrieve of Fairgrieve Law, and Adam Kaplan of Intel. The panel covered tips for handling the stressors of practicing law and running a law firm while taking care of yourself; ideas for health, happiness, and the importance of self-care in ensuring a successful future; stress management and ways to improve efficiency and productivity; and wellness tips for busy lawyers.
Lindsey S. Mignano, Sophie Alcorn of Alcorn Immigration Law, Danielle Delancey of Wilmot Ventures, and Caroline Federal of Fidelity Corporate Business Development discussed startup law topics such as business formation, immigration, and key tips for raising a significant seed ($1-3M) or Series A ($5-15M) round in the States at SwissNex SF for their recent cohort.
Teela C. Smith moderated a corporate law panel entitled "Fund Formation: Structuring Funds & the Fundraising Process" with William Newsom and Julia Van de Walle of Cooley, and Angela Kwok of Royse Law Firm at the Bar Association of San Francisco.