Representing the Startup Venture 2019 CLE (EBL191113)

November 13, 2019

9:00 AM to 5:15 PM (Eastern Standard Time)

Grassy Hill Country Club

441 Clark Ln, Orange, Connecticut, United States

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Presented by the Business Law Section

About the Program

Technically, any new business is a “startup,” regardless of what it does. But there are significant differences between a “small business” engaged in a basic retail or service business operated by its founders, and a “venture startup” backed by outside investors that is engaged in a manufacturing, high technology, e-commerce, Internet, or media business. One of the most common mistakes business attorneys make is to confuse the two, assuming that what works for an antiques store will also work for an e-commerce website.

This program focuses on representing the venture startup and dealing with the often complicated legal, tax, financial, and ethical issues involved in working with fast-growing enterprises run by time-challenged entrepreneurs and backed by professional investors.

You Will Learn

  • Choosing the right legal entity for different businesses
  • Drafting shareholder and operating agreements as well as “buy-sell” agreements
  • Using preferred equity instruments in a limited liability company (LLC)
  • Putting money into, and taking money out of, an LLC in a tax-wise manner
  • Compensating employees and “sweat equity” owners in an LLC or corporation
  • Structuring employee relationships in a startup venture
  • Patent, trademark, copyright, and other intellectual property issues your client will expect you to handle
  • Immigration and other issues that are presented when startups have overseas owners or investors
  • Raising capital from “friends and family,” angels, and venture investors
  • Connecticut’s assistance programs for venture startups
  • How to handle common litigation threats

Who Should Attend

All attorneys interested in representing startup ventures will benefit from this seminar.


(Includes a light breakfast, lunch, and electronic materials)
Member $225
Non-Member $398
Student Member $99


Jennifer N. Boyd, Boyd and Associates, Norwalk
Dana R. Bucin, Murtha Cullina LLP, Hartford
Michael J. Cooper, Ryan Mason & Lewis LLP, Southport
Clifford R. Ennico, Law Offices of Clifford R. Ennico, Fairfield
Daniel B. Fitzgerald, Brody Wilkinson PC, Southport
Maria Garcia-Quintner, MGQ Law LLC, Westport
Adam Silverman, Wiggin and Dana LLP, New Haven
Frederic S. Ury, Ury & Moskow LLC, Fairfield

CLE Credit

CT: 7.25 CLE Credits (6.25 General; 1.0 Ethics)
NY: 8.0 CLE Credits (7.0 AOP; 1.0 Ethics)

The Connecticut Bar Association/CT Bar Institute is an accredited provider of New York State CLE. This program qualifies for transitional and non-transitional credits. Financial hardship information available upon request.

*Electronic materials are included in the price of the seminar. Any materials for this seminar will be e-mailed to registrants prior to the seminar for download. No paper copies will be provided. Please note that refunds will not be granted once course materials have been sent. Cancellations made less than 2 business days prior to event are non-refundable.


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