Common Legal Minefields of Startups and Emerging Companies

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Course Description

This program was recorded on April 2nd, 2019

The course will focus on an array of legal matters that start-ups and emerging companies often overlook. The failure to properly address these matters can create hidden minefields with respect to corporate structuring and governance, tax planning, securities law compliance, protection of intellectual property, employment, and customer/client relationships, to name a few areas of concern. Ultimately, these minefields can undermine company valuation, create partner disputes, result in material litigation or regulatory issues, or eventually lead to the destruction of even a financially successful business.



  • Jeffrey Berkman
    Jeffrey W. Berkman, a principal at Falcon Rappaport & Berkman, PLLC, is a corporate/securities lawyer representing entrepreneurs, domestic and international companies, family businesses, private investment funds, nonprofits and investors in connection with business structuring, domestic and cross-border transactions, mergers & acquisitions, investment fund structuring, venture capital, private equity, secured financing, joint ventures, securities law matters, commercial transactions/contracts and a wide-scope of business law matters. Jeff has practiced law for thirty years, working with entrepreneurs, businesses and joint ventures in various industries, including venture capital, private equity, technology, healthcare, food services, retail, fashion, management consulting, manufacturing, service providers, professional practices, brick and mortar companies, entertainment/film and emerging media.

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      • 1 General Credit
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    1. Legal Matters for Start-Ups
      1. Corporate Structuring
      2. Corporate Governance
      3. Tax Planning
      4. Securities Law Compliance
      5. Intellectual Property
      6. Employment
    2. Undermining Your Company at Start-Up
      1. Company Valuation
      2. Partner disputes
      3. Litigation
      4. Financial destruction

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