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Business Startups
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Business Startups

Total Credits: 6.5 General

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Business Law
6 Hours 15 Minutes
Audio and Video
Original Program Date :
Mar 07, 2014
OSB Course ID:
OnDemand: 90*1811
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Business  Startups
Working with an early stage venture can be an exciting, challenging, and creative experience. Our faculty of Oregon venture capitalists and expert attorneys will help you navigate the critical legal issues facing startup and early stage companies.

At this program you will learn:

•    How to successfully work with startups
•    Deconstructing the venture capital term sheet
•    How crowdfunding may revolutionize financing
•    What's hot, what's not in VC investment in Oregon
•    Choosing the best corporate entity for your client
•    The essential employment contracts and agreements
•    Strategies on IP negotiating, from demand to settlement
•    How the JOBS Act has changed the landscape of private equity raises
•    And much more

Friday, March 7, 2014
Ambridge Event Center
1333 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Portland, Oregon
6.5 General MCLE Credits
8:00 a.m.         check-in and continental breakfast

8:30–9:15        Protecting Intellectual Property
            •    Review of the top 10 new cases that alter strategies on how you look at intellectual property transactions and disputes
            •    Discover strategies on negotiating from demand to settlement
            •    Review of data on intellectual property disputes and outcomes
            – Martin F. Medeiros II

9:15–10:00         Mounting Up and Leaving the Gate with the Essentials of Employment Law
            •    Use of and principles for employee handbooks
            •    What contracts and agreements do I need?
            •    Employment-at-will and other basic essentials
            – Richard F. Liebman

10:00–10:15        break

10:15–11:00  Working With Startups – Challenges and Opportunities
            •    Finding startup clients
            •    Attorney–client relationships
            •    Alternative fee structures and when to take equity in a startup client
            •    Challenges in working with first-time entrepreneurs
            •    Connecting startup clients with other key advisors
            – Moderator: Joshua W. Smith
            – Matt Compton
            – Michael C. Phillips
            – William R. Pierznik

11:00–11:45  Deconstructing the Venture Capital Term Sheet
            •    Negotiate valuation, liquidation preferences and other economic terms by thinking like an investor
            •    Review typical deal points relating to investment protection
            •    Learn about provisions that venture capitalists use to facilitate an exit from their investments
            – Neil Nathanson

11:45–1:00  Lunch (on your own)

1:00–1:45  Corporate Formation and Entity Selection Considerations
            •    Liability protection    
            •    Taxation
            •    Co-founders and other equity participants
            •    Fundraising    
            – Jerry F. Carleton

1:45–2:30  Venture Capitalist Panel
            •    VC investment in Oregon – what’s hot, what’s not.
            •    Current trends in investment vehicles, structures, and strategies
            •    Due diligence – approaches, areas of emphasis, tips and tricks
            •    Keys to working successfully with attorneys and entrepreneurs on financings
            •    Legal issues to watch for before, during, and after investing
            •    The investments that do – and don’t – pay off in Oregon    
            – Moderator: Eric Rosenfeld
            – Diane Fraiman
            – Michael A. Kaplan
            – Cheryl Krane
            – Tom Sperry
            – Dino Vendetti    

2:30–2:45  Break

2:45–3:30  Crowdfunding: The Sirens’ Song
            •    Types of Crowdfunding    
            •    Equity Crowdfunding Compliance Issues
            •    Practical Issues: Will Equity Crowdfunding be the Next SCOR?
            – Jon R. Summers
3:30–4:15  Securities Compliance: What You Need to Know
            •    Laws that regulate how you can raise money, and who can help you
            •    Common exemptions that allow you to raise money without an IPO
            •    The JOBS Act and the changed landscape of private equity raises
            – Mary P. Hull
            – James M. Kearney

4:15 p.m.        adjourn



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