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Critical Skills For Representing the Startup Technology Company

(465 reviews)

Produced on April 09, 2020

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Course Information

Time 1h 6m
Difficulty Intermediate

Course Description

Representing a startup technology venture is much different than representing a traditional small business. Venture counsel needs to be a 'utility infielder' with the capacity to handle a wide variety of legal issues, including business, tax, UCC, labor and employment, compensation strategies, intellectual property, international operations, and immigration. In this fast-paced, humorous presentation, taught by Cliff Ennico, a solo practitioner with forty years' experience in advising entrepreneurs, you will learn how to address the most common issues ventures and their founders face and (most importantly) when it's time to bring in more specialized legal advice.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Define the small business versus the startup venture
  2. Choose the appropriate legal entity for a venture and the best state for incorporation
  3. Drafting operating agreements and shareholders’ agreements
  4. Advise clients on financing the startup venture
  5. Identify tax law issues, with an emphasis on “sweat equity” owners and IRC section 409A
  6. Resolve labor and employment law issues, intellectual property issues and international and immigration law issues for your client
  7. Discuss the ethical considerations when representing startup ventures 

Credit Information

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Faculty

Cliff Ennico

Law Offices of Clifford R. Ennico

Cliff Ennico is a leading expert on the legal and tax issues facing entrepreneurs and early-stage companies and the author of 16 books, including “Advising eBusinesses,” “Forms for Small Business Entities” and “The Crowdfunding Handbook: Raise Money for Your Small Business or Startup with Equity Funding Portals.”

A New York State admitted attorney for the past 37 years, he has helped launch over 15,000 businesses and is perhaps best known as the former host of MoneyHunt®, a fast-paced reality TV show for entrepreneurs that aired on PBS nationwide from 1994 to 2003 and is widely considered a precursor to SharkTank.



Reviews

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Gregory T.

Best course on LawLine so far. Knowledgeable, clear, engaging, well-organized, and delivered with a good sense of what the most important takeaways will be for the audience.

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Ellen M.

This was a very enjoyable session, and very informative. Thank you!

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Errol S.

best course ive had on lawline

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Holly Z.

Very practical and focused material

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David S.

Excellent, comprehensive presentation.

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Todd A.

As a business attorney who has represented tech companies for over 20 years, I found this CLE to be the most impressive overview related to tech representation that I have seen. I definitely look forward to subscribing to Mr. Ennico's materials.

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Robert F.

One of the most informative courses being offered

JZ
Jamie Z.

Great demeanor and delivery style.

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Rosemary G.

Excellent!

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Michael S.

Love this presenter!

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Richard V L.

great instructor

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Sean F.

Can truly tell the instructor was passionate about the material

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Simone Y.

Enrico is a great presenter - great information

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Peter C.

Great presentation! I work in the same general area, and got a lot of useful perspective, even though the subject matter is familiar to me.

DN
David N.

Better materials, links, sources and practical advice than others I've seen.

JT
Jayson T.

Very good Presentation

RR
Robert R.

excellent primer

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Sheryl K.

Great speaker; very engaging.

LM
Lawrence M.

excellent comprehensive

PV
Peter V.

Excellent presentation.

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DAVID F.

Very useful course.

GL
Gordon L.

This lawyer is great and is just what I needed at this point in my practice because I have just been asked to represent a tech startup.

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Patrick S.

Excellent program.

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Lewitt N.

This was a very enjoyable and informative presentation.

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Stephen W.

Best LawlLine course I've viewed - - hands down. Cliff is fabulous!

PO
Peter O.

Very well done presentation!

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Peter P.

Cliff knows his stuff!

CM
Christopher M.

spot on great lecture

DH
Donna H.

Very practical information given too

JG
Joseph G.

Top-tier content, easily best I've seen

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Lawrence T.

Excellent! Could not ask for better in a 1-hour program.

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Patrick M.

very informative....like his style

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Shaun S.

fun guy!

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Doris N.

This is my area of practice as well, and so I'm pretty hard on people trying to teach this stuff, but this guy is utterly awesome. Chock full of great information -- I learned a couple of things myself!

VP
Victoria P.

succinct and packed with info! great presentation!

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Manish C. S.

good

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Russell K.

Would strongly recommend--highly engaging and very well structured and organized

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Alison D.

Great presenter. Made the material funny and engaging

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Karlos E.

Excellent overview!

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Dominika S.

One of the best courses Ive seen, dynamic speaker.

RB
Ronald B.

Outstanding presentation

EH
Earl H.

excellent presentation..great materials

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James E H.

Excellent presentation. Thank you!

KM
Karen M.

Excellent course on practical items that you may not think of when advising a startup.

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Keston P.

This is a superb presentation by a master practitioner. I give it 10 stars out of 5.

JM
Junya M.

Very interesting and useful course.

JH
James H.

Very thorough and well done.

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Leland S.

Exceptional presentation!

DB
Dina B.

Very good!

SV
Sean V.

Covered a lot of great material in a clear, concise manner. A great overview of critical issues.

LH
Lynn H.

great speaker. loved the class

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Lucia T.

This was really interesting. Thanks.

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Michael C.

The presenter did an excellent job of presenting the material in a clear and concise manner.

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Morse G.

Excellent!!!!!

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