ABOUT THE CLASS
This class will help early stage teams understand the most common business structure (Sole Proprietorship, Partnership, Corporations, and Limited Liability Company) and help to determine why that structure best suits the company's needs. Get an understanding of the key decisions that need to be addressed in developing and launching a company through documents such as Articles of Incorporation, By-Laws, etc. Explore indicators that companies can look at in order to decide if they need trademarks/patents.
To obtain an understanding of the different types of business structures along with their respective strengths and weaknesses.
To help companies decide which structure best fits their specific needs.
To highlight the importance of trademarks/patents and other beneficial legal protections.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR, Robert Schroeder
Rob Schroeder is an Associate at Jones Day. His practice focuses on corporate and transactional matters, including domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, private equity buyouts, venture capital financings, securities law compliance, and general corporate counseling. His experience also includes advising clients on fiduciary duties and addressing shareholder rights and duties. He advises clients in a variety of sectors, including technology, communications, energy, manufacturing, retail, and financial services.
PRESENTED BY, The Dallas Entrepreneur Center
The Dallas Entrepreneur Center (DEC) is an entrepreneurial support system dedicated to bringing together the resources, support and opportunities that Dallas-area entrepreneurs need to start, build and grow their businesses. Launched in 2013, the DEC connects entrepreneurs, corporations, investors, educators and other business and community leaders in order to advance the economic interests of the Dallas community. Learn more at thedec.co.