Join us for a lightning round of Q&A with top startup [and intellectual property lawyers]. We will kick off the evening with a quick overview of the most common startup legal issues: contract law, IP protection, raising capital, entity formation, employment law and exit planning. Then you’ll get to ask YOUR most pressing legal questions.
Presenters: K&L Gates David Lehman and CMU’s Reed McManigle
Learn about the legal issues associated with raising capital through Friends and Family, Seed Funding and Series A rounds. This session is a prerequisite to understanding and participating in Part 2.
– Structuring investments to maximize growth
– Funding from incubators/accelerators, angels, venture capitalists and strategic investors.
Presenter: David Lehman, K&L Gates
Join us for a fun negotiation exercise in which you’ll play the role of startup or investor. We’ll begin the evening with a quick overview of the legal issues associated with investing in startups building from Part I: “How to Structure Your Capital Raise.” We’ll then divide into investor and startup groups, who will meet separately with lawyers to decide on the terms they want. We’ll end the evening with a negotiation led by two of Pittsburgh’s top startup and investor lawyers.
Presenters: David Lehman and Adam Kelson, K&L Gates
Learn the basic legal issues involved with new company formation, including choice of entity (LLC, C-corp, Benefit Corporation and Company alternatives), founder agreements, splitting equity and employee vesting. We’ll start the evening by hearing from lawyers and a startup who will share their experiences forming startup companies. You’ll then have a chance to work with law students to design a “legal roadmap” that will recommend the best entity option for your startup – all under the supervision of experienced startup lawyers!