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.
Lindsey S. Mignano moderated the corporate law panel entitled "Top Tips Regarding Expectations of and Delegation to Junior Associates"with William Newsom of Cooley, Danny Lopez of Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe, and Matthew Irwin of Gap, Inc., at the Barristers Annual Meeting at the Bar Association of San Francisco.
Lindsey S. Mignano presented on the different types of business entities, and reasons why some businesses may elect one entity over another, for the San Francisco Legal Professionals Association at their invite-only monthly meeting.
Lindsey S. Mignano, Sophie Alcorn of Alcorn Immigration Law, Oscar Adelman of Sinai Ventures, and Pierre Zado of Plug and Play presented on startup law topics such as business formation/Delaware flips, immigration, and key tips in 2019 for raising a significant seed ($1-3M) or Series A ($5-15M) round in the States for SwissNex SF's select cohort.
Lindsey S. Mignano, Doug Bend of Bend Law Group, Sabir Ibrahim of Exactify.IT, and Eric Wall of Equivity, Inc. spoke on a panel about what it takes to launch a solo or small firm practice at the Bar Association of San Francisco. In addition to providing practical tips on how to get your practice up and running, they discussed ethical considerations for using legal technology in the cloud, remote communications with other attorneys and staff, and using the Internet and/or social media to market your practice.
Lindsey S. Mignano, David Resnekov of Global Founders Capital, and Oscar Adelman of Sinai Ventures discussed startup law topics for Growth Circuit and Foreign Startups Silicon Valley at The Vault. Specifically, they discussed startup law and finance concerns such as approaching investors and raising a seed versus Series A round; 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, Alexa Binns of Maven Ventures, Danielle Delacey of Wilmot Ventures, and Nicole Jordan of Early Growth Financial Services presented for Women's Startup Lab regarding incorporating a startup business and hiring employees in CA/US; protecting intellectual property and limiting liability through effective commercial contracts; best tips for raising a significant seed round or Series A round; and what American seed VCs are looking for in 2019.
Lindsey S. Mignano presented for Founders Embassy's select cohort of international entrepreneurs at OnePiece Work 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; etc.
Lindsey S. Mignano moderated a CLE panel entitled, "The Client Intake: Screening, Signing, and Rejecting," by Michael Bracamontes of Bracamontes & Vlasak, P.C., Becca Furman of Lewis & Llewellyn LLP, and Jacqueline Ravenscroft of Tobener Ravenscroft LLP at the Bar Association of San Francisco. The panelists discussed screening potential clients, knowing when to walk away from problematic potential or signed clients, and getting clients to sign with your firm.