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    Top Ten Legal Issues for Startups Top Ten Legal Issues for Startups Presentation Transcript

    • Top Ten Legal Issues for Entrepreneurs Brent C.J. Britton 12 January 2010
    • What are Legal Issues?
    • Legal Issues are the Right Problem on which to Focus
    •  
    • It’s All Fun and Games Until Someone Loses a Lawsuit
    • 10. Corporate Formation
      • form early liability shield asset creation tax treatment (LLC/corp) Delaware?
      • ) Delaware?
    • 9. Founder Relations
      • written agreement equity vesting involuntary departure
      • written agreement equity vesting involuntary departure
    • 8. Investor Relations
      • meet the SEC private placement memo debt or equity?
    • 7. Employee Relations
      • written agreement fraternization policies
    • 6. Customer Relations
      • agreements privacy security products
    • 5. Competitor Relations
      • antitrust interference
    • 4. Your Intellectual Property
      • invention/work/brand/secret pat/©/ ® /ts which? when in doubt: secrecy
    • 3. Their Intellectual Property
      • don’t let it in freedom to operate best defense = good offense
    • 2. The Truth
      • cover-ups false advertising disparagement general
      • cover-ups false advertising disparagement general
    • And the number one legal issue for entrepreneurs…
    • 1. Counsel
    • Thank you