Advising Entrepreneurs

March 2016
Advising Entrepreneurs
Co-sponsored by the Business Law Section of the Colorado Bar Association, and its New Lawyers Subsection
Program Highlights:
- Structural Issues
- Social Enterprise
- Raising Money
- Protecting IP
- Contracts
- Ethics – Alternative Fee Arrangements
Program Description:
Boulder, Colorado - Best Place to Start a Business in the U.S.
Denver, Colorado  - Number  2 in the Top  12 Places in the U.S. to Launch a Start Up in 2014
You are in the heart of start- up company country and knowing how to address the special needs of the entrepreneurial client will serve you well.  This program will help you to be better prepared for when the entrepreneur with the next big, sizzling idea walks through your door, and be better prepared when the long time successful entrepreneur now needs legal advice and comes to you.
Whether you are new to the business law arena, expanding your practice, or simply need a refresher to get up to date on advising entrepreneurs, this program will provide current and expert guidance on the issues, questions, and documents you will most likely encounter when representing the entrepreneur.  Develop and fine tune the lawyering skills needed to better advise entrepreneurs and start- up companies.  
Plus, the program materials will become a resource you reach for time and again when working with your entrepreneurial clients.

Registration and Continental Breakfast
Welcome and Introduction
Extended by Colleen R. Belak, Esq.
Structural Issues
- Unintended Partnerships
- Board of Advisors
- Equity Compensation
Presented by Ben Sparks Esq.
Social Enterprise
- Structures
- Revenue Sharing
- Cross Border Issues
Presented by Patricia R. Rogers, Esq.
Networking Break
Raising Money
- Securities Law Implications (State and Federal)
- Retaining Control of the Company
- Finders and Broker-Dealers
- Crowdfunding and Private Placements
(1)  Regulation A
(2)  Regulation CF
(3)  The Colorado Crowdfunding Act
Presented by Herrick K. Lidstone Jr., Esq.
Lunch on Your Own
Protection of IP
- Identifying Intellectual Property Assets
- Who owns the IP
- Protection Policies and Strategies
Presented by Jyoti Pandya, Esq., and Christina Saunders, Esq.
- Adapting to the Trend Towards Leaner Contracts
- Boilerplate Provisions
- Electronic Signatures and the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act
Presented by Trevor Crow, Esq.
Networking Break
- Accepting Equity as Payment
- Other Alternative Fee Arrangements
Presented by Sara Van Deusen, Esq.
Location Information
CLECI Large Classroom
1900 Grant Street, Suite 300
Denver, CO 80203
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Registration Fees
Non Member $329.00
CBA Member $299.00
CBA Business Law Section Member $249.00
Paralegal/Legal Support Staff $209.00
New Lawyer - CBA Business Law Section Member; in practice < 5 years $129.00
New Lawyer Edge Member $0.00
  • General Credits: 6.00
  • Ethics Credits: 1.00
Start Date - End Date
March 10, 2016
Start Time - End Time
8:55 AM - 4:00 PM
Event Location
CLECI Large Classroom
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