Organizing a Colorado Business 2017

March 2017
 
Organizing a Colorado Business 2017
 
Co-sponsored by the CBA Business Law Section
   
 
Program Description:
 
Attend this program if you are a practitioner with clients who are, or are looking at, starting a business in Colorado. Attorneys who want a refresher on organizing a Colorado business or who are expanding their practice into the business law arena will also benefit from attending this program.  Presenters will work from the same hypothetical set of facts in preparing the content of their course materials.   
 
Program Topics Include:
 
- LLC Versus “S” Corporation
- Recognizing and Rectifying Common Problems in Startups
- Building a Brand — Enhancing Company Value
- Protecting the Company’s Intellectual Property
- The Ethical Challenges of Working with Startup Companies: Who to Represent and How
- What to Do When Your Client Cannot Pay by the Hour
 
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Agenda:
 
8:30 am
Registration and Continental Breakfast
 
9:00 am
Welcome, Introductions, and Overview
Presented by Colleen R. Belak, Esq., Program Chair
 
9:10 am
LLC versus “S” Corporation
- Advantages and Disadvantages
- Organizational Documents
- Buy-Sell Provisions
- Conversions
Presented by Allen Sparkman, Esq.           
 
10:30 am
Networking Break
 
10:45 am
Recognizing and Rectifying Common Problems in Startups
- Failure to Follow Corporate Formalities
- Issues Surrounding Equity
- Buy-Sell Provisions
- Unintended Tax Consequences of Actions
Presented by Herrick K. Lidstone,  Jr., Esq., and Trevor Crow, Esq.
12:15 pm
Lunch on Your Own
 
1:15 pm
Building a Brand — Enhancing Company Value
- Selection
- Clearance
- Protection of Trademarks
Presented by Charlene M. Krogh, Esq.
 
2:15 pm
Protecting the Company’s Intellectual Property
- Work Made for Hire Doctrine
- Employee Assignments of Intellectual Property
- Restrictive Covenants
- Defend Trade Secrets Act
Presented by Jennifer M. Osler, Esq.
 
3:15 pm
Networking Break
 
3:30 pm
The Ethical Challenges of Working with Startup Companies — Who to Represent and How
- Special Considerations with Organizational Clients - Colo. RPC 1.13
- The Conflicts of Joint Representation
- Clients Who Fail to Follow Your Advice (and How to Keep Yourself Protected)
 
What to Do When Your Client Cannot Pay by the Hour —Pluses and Pitfalls of Alternative Billing Arrangements Colo. RPC 1.5, 1.8, 1.15A, and 1.16
- Flat Fees
- Equity
- Barter
- Others
Presented by Sara Van Deusen, Esq., Assistant Regulation Counsel
 
4:30 pm
Adjourn
 
Location Information
CLECI Large Classroom
1900 Grant Street, Suite 300
Denver, CO 80203
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Registration Fees
Non Member $369.00
CBA Member $339.00
CBA Business Law Section Member $299.00
Paralegal/Legal Support Staff $259.00
New Lawyer Edge Partner $169.50
CLE Elite Pass Holder $0.00
  • General Credits: 7.00
  • Ethics Credits: 1.20
Start Date - End Date
March 16, 2017
Start Time - End Time
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Event Location
CLECI Large Classroom
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