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Startup Law and Fundraising

Friday, August 4, 2017, 3:00 PM


Entrepreneurs, whether you’ve already launched your startup or not, this seminar offers invaluable insights to help you build on a solid foundation, raise funds successfully and legally, and avoid missteps that too often derail promising startups. Business attorneys, accounting professionals and finance experts, you will pick up new tools and insights for advising startups and other small businesses. See below re CLE and CPE professional credits. The agenda includes diving deeply into the key fundraising options available to today’s startups and how to pursue each successfully, including best practices for approaching and pitching angel investors and VCs. Learn the fundamental terms and concepts critical for raising money from the right investors on the right terms, whether through sales of common stock, preferred stock, revenue participation interests or SAFEs (simple agreement for future equity), or through borrowings under convertible notes or other lending arrangements. Learn about the latest options for equity crowdfunding under new SEC “Regulation Crowdfunding,” which allows sales to the broadest potential investor pools ever, and learn how new Rule 506(c) permits broad advertising to help companies attract accredited investors for the first time ever. These and other new financing options under the “Jumpstart our Business Startups Act,” or the JOBS Act, finally permit entrepreneurs to reach much larger numbers of potential investors by advertising private offerings over the Internet and other media. Learn the ins and outs and the pros and cons of these evolving new alternatives from an attorney with 28 years of securities law experience, both as an SEC attorney and as in-house counsel advising on billions of dollars of transactions. Give your startup the best chances for success. Learn how to:  determine the best entity structure for your business based on financing plans, ownership and control expectations and tax objectives  choose between forming in Delaware or your home state raise money properly from friends and family, angel investors, VCs or through crowdfunding avoid common mistakes when issuing stock, options or other interests, or borrowing under convertible notes or other debt instruments maintain a cap table that accurately reflects ownership interests prevent and/or mitigate potential friction between co-founders structure and manage relationships with investors, employees and others for maximum value and minimum friction identify and protect critical intellectual property organize a virtual data room for potential investors or acquirers avoid other legal and regulatory mistakes that often harm startups and their founders and investors, including mistakes in hiring and managing employees, drafting and negotiating contracts, preventing and managing disputes, and overlooking tax and regulatory obligations NETWORKING AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT   Attorneys, entrepreneurs and other attendees – share your views and insights throughout the discussion, interact and network. Attorneys and entrepreneurs have made connections at recent programs in Seattle, Salt Lake/Provo, Portland, Washington DC and Boulder.  PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION CREDITS  Attorneys: Approval for 4 general CLE credits has been requested from the Idaho State Bar and the Washington State Bar Association. Want CLE credit for another state? Send a request to businesslawseminargroup@gmail.com. CFOs, controllers, auditors and others with CPA licenses: This course qualifies for up to 4 hours of continuing professional education (CPE) credits in all states except NY, NJ, TX and IL. Upon registering, please send an email to businesslawseminargroup@gmail.com to request that a certificate of attendance be prepared.  PROGRAM PRESENTER Paul Swegle has traveled to Seattle, Provo, Portland, Washington, D.C., Phoenix and Boulder recently to talk with entrepreneurs, business attorneys, angel investors, venture capitalists and accounting and finance experts about how

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