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Representing the Startup Business Day 1 Live & Webcast

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

NYSBA Member: $175 

Representing the Start-Up Business in New York 2017:
Basic Business Skills for Starting and Running a Successful Practice

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.

When representing an entrepreneurial company, you cannot afford to be a “specialist”.  Your client will expect at least a certain level of familiarity with corporate, contract, intellectual property, employment, international, immigration, tax and securities law issues they will face in building its business and raising capital.  As fast-moving, demanding risk takers with limited funds to pay for legal services, startup ventures and their founders will also challenge your time management, client management and ethical practice skills to the utmost. 

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.

Program Co-Sponsors:
Business Law Section | Committee on Continuing Legal Education

Part I | Live Program & Webcast
Thursday, November 16, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue | NYC

7.0 MCLE Credits | 7.0 Professional Practice 

NYSBA Members: $175 Business Law Section Members: $140 | Non-members: $275 

Register Today for Part II of this CLE Program

Part II | Live Program & Webcast
Monday, December 4, 2017 2017
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue
New York City

7.0 MCLE Credits | 6.0 Professional Practice | 1.0 Ethics 

NYSBA Members: $175 Business Law Section Members: $140 | Non-members: $275 

Click Here to Learn More and Register!

Agenda Topics

Day One | Thursday, November 16, 2017
•  Choosing the Right Legal Entity for a Startup Venture
•  Corporate shareholders' Agreements and LLC Operating Agreements
•  Your Client's "Social Mission": for-Profit, Not-forProfit, Benefit Corporation or "B Corp"
•  Basic Tax Issues for the Startup Venture
•  Capitalzing the Startup Business
•  Intellectual Property Issues of the Startup Venture
•  Representing the Web-Based Venture

Day Two | Monday, December 4, 2017
•  Financing the Startup Venture
•  Crowd Funding, Coin Offerings & Other Cutting-Edge Financing Techniques for Startup Ventures
•  Employment Law Issues for Startup Businesses
•  Compensation Issues for the Startup Venture [Part I]
•  Compensation Issues for the Startup Venture [Part II]
•  When Startups Cross National Boundaries: Tax & Immigration Issues Invlving Overseas Partners
•  Ethical consideratins for the Lawyer Representing Startup Ventures

Program Chair

Clifford R. Ennico, Esq.
Law Offices of Clifford R. Ennico, Fairfield, CT

Program Faculty

Day One Speakers
Maureen Crush, Esq., Crush & Varma Law Group, Fishkill, NY
Clifford R. Ennico, Esq., Law Offices of Clifford R. Ennico, Fairfield, CT
John M. D’Aquila, CPA, D’Aquila & Company LLP, New Rochelle, NY
Teige Sheehan, Esq., Ph.D., Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti, P.C., Albany, NY

Day Two Speakers
Corey S. Kupfer, Esq., Kupfer & Associates, PLLC, New York, NY
Clifford R. Ennico, Esq., Law Offices of Clifford R. Ennico, Fairfield, CT
Katherine Blostein, Esq. Outten and Golden LLP, New York, NY
Bruce R. Millman, Esq., Littler Mendelsohn P.C., New York, NY
Leo Parmegiani, CPA, PKF O’Connor Davies, New York, NY
Thomas J. Riggs, JD, MST, PKF O’Connor Davies, New York, NY
Peg Yang, Esq., Law Offices of Peg Yang/Visa Human Capital, New York, NY

Newly Admitted Attorneys: To receive skills credit, newly admitted attorneys must take accredited transitional CLE courses in traditional live classroom settings that have been approved by the CLE Board for use by newly admitted attorneys.  For more information about the CLE Rules, please go to www.nycourts.gov/Attorneys/CLE.

Out of State Accreditation: This program has also been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California, the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board and the Board of Continuing Legal Education of the State of New Jersey.  If you require MCLE credit in other states, we can provide you a Uniform MCLE Form.

Partial Credit for Program Segments Not Allowed: Under the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board Regulations and Guidelines, attendees at CLE programs cannot get MCLE credit for a program segment (typically, a lecture or panel, of which there are usually several in a program) unless they are present for the entire segment. Those who arrive late, depart early, or are absent for any portion of the segment WILL NOT receive credit for that program segment.

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 If you have any questions about this program, please contact Sally Bratten, Staff Attorney or Carol Reilly, Program Coordinator.                            


This program provides TRANSITIONAL credit to all attorneys. For information about New York MCLE requirements, visit www.nycourts.gov/attorneys/CLE
CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10016
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