MIT Enterprise Forum Get Smart Session—Legal Landmines: What to Know When Starting Your Startup

MIT Enterprise Forum Get Smart Session—Legal Landmines: What to Know When Starting Your Startup

  • 10.20.2014 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • MIT Sloan School of Management, 50 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02142

Speaker

Gary Schall

Legal Landmines: What to Know When Starting Your

 

Starting a new company is hard, but putting in place the right legal framework for your business doesn't have to be. Learn how to avoid the most common costly mistakes when starting your company from WilmerHale attorneys Dave Gammell, Gary Schall and Zach Piccolomini. If you misstep early, it could cost you BIG later, making it more challenging or even impossible to build a successful business. Did you know you can be liable for 3x a person's wages for failure to pay? This class will give you knowledge to save you from so many lethal mistakes. Having worked with hundreds of entrepreneurs and , panelists will cover topics like:

 

  • Founders' equity overview
  • Employee compensation and
  • Raising Capital: do's and don'ts
  • Independent contractors and interns
  • Avoiding personal liability
  • Legal entity: choosing the best type for your business



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