ICLE | Advising the New Startup Company: Formation & Funding
Advising the New Startup Company: Formation & Funding
| CLE: 2.75 | Level: Intermediate
Cosponsored by the Business Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan

Learn the ins and outs of two of the most challenging areas of working with startups - forming the business and funding it. Get the tools to address the unique needs of your startup business clients. Advise your clients on the most important capitalization, tax, interpersonal, and fundraising issues.

Learn to:

  • Understand the critical legal, tax, and interpersonal issues unique to startup companies
  • Maximize the startup’s flexibility with entity selection and special organizing documents
  • Tailor your operating agreement provisions to a startup’s particular industry
  • Counsel your clients on complicated founding and funding matters
  • Negotiate key funding issues for your clients
  • Improve your funding strategies, documentation, and negotiation techniques
  • Connect to potential investors and navigate securities law
  • Anticipate member disputes with careful drafting
  • Handle situations where members’ initial capital contributions are different combinations of cash, equipment, and services
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