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Representing The Start-Up Venture (2014)

7.0 TOTAL CREDITS: 4.0 Professional Practice, 2.5 Skills, 0.5 Ethics

Technically, any new business is a “start-up,” regardless of what it does. But there are significant differences between a “small business” that is engaged in a basic retail or service business operated by its founders, and a “venture start-up” backed by outside investors that is engaged in a manufacturing, high technology 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



Program Topics

• Choosing the Right Legal Entity for Different Businesses

• Drafting Shareholder and Operating Agreements

• The Right Way to Draft “Buy-Sell” Agreements for Different Ownership Structures

• Using Preferred Equity Instruments in a Limited Liability Company (LLC)

• Putting Money into, and Taking Money out of, an LLC in aTax Wise Manner

• Working with Your Client's Accountant or Tax Advisor

• Structuring Employee Relationships in a Start-Up Venture 

• “Friends and Family” Offerings of Securities

• Raising Capital via Equity Crowd Funding

• “Cutting Edge” Ethical Issues That Are Unique to the Start-Up Environment


Program Faculty

Maureen Crush (Co-Chair), de Ramon Crush P.C., Fishkill, NY

Cliff Ennico (Co-Chair), The Law Offices of Clifford R. Ennico, CT

Joel Greenwald, Greenwald Doherty LLP, New York, NY

Peter Gregory, Managing Director, BrightGarden Strategies, NY

Russell Abrahms, CPA, Fairfield,CT


Total Credits: 7.00 | Ethics: 0.50, Skills: 2.50, Areas of Professional Practice: 4.00

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 1  Choosing The Right Legal Entity (2014)
Skills: 0.50, Areas of Professional Practice: 0.50
 2  Shareholders' Agreements & LLC Operating Agreements (2014)
Skills: 0.50, Areas of Professional Practice: 0.50
 3  "Buy-Sell" Agreements For LLCs And Corporations (2014)
Skills: 0.50, Areas of Professional Practice: 0.50
 4  Tax Issues For Start-Up Ventures (2014)
Areas of Professional Practice: 1.00
 5  Financing The Start-Up Business (2014)
Skills: 0.50, Areas of Professional Practice: 0.50
 6  Employment Law Issues For The Start-Up (2014)
Areas of Professional Practice: 1.00
 7  Ethical Considerations for the Start-Up Venture (2014)
Ethics: 0.50

Non-Member Price: $275.00
Recorded Date:
  • October 21, 2014
  • Online On-Demand
Product Code:
  • VDS64
Areas Of Professional Practice Credit(s):
  • 4.0
Ethics and Professionalism Credit(s):
  • 0.5
Skills Credit(s):
  • 2.5
Total Credit(s):
  • 7.0
  • 6hr 20min