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.
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.