Part III: Legal Issues in Fundraising for New Businesses

(1796 Ratings)

Produced on: January 18, 2016

Course Format On Demand Audio

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Course Description

Time 63 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

It is common knowledge that a business needs capital to survive, grow, and thrive. Savvy business attorneys have many tools at their disposal to help clients obtain and maintain the capital they need. In this course, attorney Todd Kulkin provides a primer on many of those tools, preparing you to determine which ones are best for your clients and how to employ them for the maximum benefit. 

 

Learning Objectives:

I.     Understand the major fundraising strategies

II.    Prepare your client’s exit strategy (and plan for it)

III.   Delve into the mindset of your client’s potential investors 

IV.   Navigate debt financing options (and avoid sharks) 

V.    Determine the optimal entity formation based on fundraising strategies 

VI.   Identify valuation methods and strategies

Faculty

Todd Kulkin

Law Offices of Todd Kulkin

Todd Kulkin specializes in providing legal advice to small/medium sized businesses, start-ups, and non-for-profit organizations. He started his legal career at a large New York law firm. While working for that firm, his time was split between two practice areas: general liability defense and providing corporate and regulatory advice to major corporations. He uses his experience as a civil defense litigator to advise clients about their liability posture and how to mitigate. He left the firm to start his own practice in 2012 and, since then, has expanded his expertise to intellectual property and socially responsible entrepreneurship. Todd graduated with Honors from Brandeis University and with a J.D. in Financial Transactions from University at Buffalo (SUNY) School of Law.

 

An animal lover, Todd sits as Director of Corporate Relations for Mighty Mutts & Meows: a no-kill, 501c3, all volunteer animal rescue organization in New York City.

 

Reviews

CR
Cory R.

Great overview. Todd Kulkin's presentations are terrific and will be listening to more. Thanks.

RV
Ron V.

Good course -- excellent primer on fundraising options

AL
Asher L.

THis is the second time I have used his program and probably will watch others as well.

RB
Robin B.

I would look forward to a crowd funding follow up

LL
Lorenzo L.

Todd Kulkin is a terrific presenter with a sharp sense of humor.

EG
Erik G.

The entire series was great. Practical and easy to follow.

RS
Robert S.

Very Well Done

IA
irina a.

This is a really great overview course or a refresher course, very helpful information, and materials. Thank you very much for putting this together!

AL
Andrew L.

Great summary of the rules

JR
Justin C. R.

Great Speaker

MS
Michael S.

good overview

PM
Patrick M.

Very thoughtful.

PT
Peter T.

Good course.

SS
Steven S.

I recently moved to SF and fundraising is a huge issue here. Was happy to have this information.

CW
Charles W.

Good Overview.

KC
Kimberly C.

Wish it were longer! Please have him do more courses!

WH
William H.

I now almost regret my usually high ratings I give to presenters here as that makes my "stupendous" grade here have less value. I have the inclination, but, regrettably, not the time, to go to an on-line thesaurus to look for more superlatives. This has been the one session that had the most per$onal value to me, so I was particularly happy that it was first class.

LG
Lea G.

This was a great programme! Loads of well presented issues in start up finance.

EW
Elizabeth W.

The presenter seemed very happy to be presenting, which is always nice!

CH
Carolyn H.

He's great. I am planning to take all parts of this series

SS
Shaun S.

always a good lecturer with practical information

PG
Paul G.

Excellent!

WD
William D.

I found this fascinating. Not in my area, but answered so many of my questions about subjects related to my area.

DW
Donald W.

great practical insights.

AC
Audrey C.

Easy to understand; pleasant speaker

GG
Gregory G.

Great presentation!

MG
Mark G.

Heavier lifting than I expected, but outstanding and very thorough presentation.

PL
Perry L.

great coverage of the topic

DN
Doris N.

Very good course!

MV
Mark V.

Have Todd Kulkin do more Lawline programs

AP
ANDREW P.

This session was very informative about the financing options and securities regulations. I would like to see more about fundraising and pitfalls to be aware of for practitioners.

JW
Jeffrey W.

Well done. Extremely useful course.

RK
Ra'Shaun K.

Very informative lecture!

SW
Steven W.

First rate speaker

RB
Richard B.

Interesting topic, well-handled

EH
Edward H.

Great course and knowledgeable faculty

RE
Rimfa E.

Informative yet entertaining speaker

JW
John W.

Great topic and series

FC
F. Kim C.

This guy is really good at teaching or imparting information. I liked his style.

MS
Manish C. S.

He was very clear and engaging

SA
Sharon A.

Very informative.

EF
Elizabeth F.

very up-to-date information on funding rules - kulkin's continued passion on this topic makes this series easy to absorb.

RJ
Rebecca J.

Excellent Presenter

MK
Michael K.

lots of technical info for novice--great course

WH
William H.

Todd is a great speaker.

EF
Edward F.

Lively & informative presentation!

MB
Michael B.

Good primer course on items covered in overview!

WM
William M.

Kulkin knows his stuff.

MG
Marc G.

The teacher was engaging and easy to listen to. I look forward to taking more of his courses.

CP
Colleen P.

great cle

PC
Patrick C.

Speaker is knowledgeable, but presentation should be longer and in more detail

MH
Margaret H.

Thanks very much, Todd, well done!

JM
Jay M.

Terrific series!

AJ
Andrew J.

Great presentation

TR
Trina R.

this speaker was very easy to understand and knowledgeable

BA
Bernadette A.

Good presenter.

NR
Nicholas R.

Excellent presentation skills

TJ
Terrie J.

He's an excellent speaker and the material is terrific!

GG
Glen G.

Great speaker and course.

HS
Henry S. S.

Very worthwhile and informative.

NK
Nicholas K.

remarkably on-point

DB
Debra B.

Good basic overview with good examples. Very engaging.

RF
Robert B. F.

Well done!

DT
Daria T.

Loved Todd Kulkin's presentation. Will be viewing more of his seminars.

JS
James S.

Todd Kulkin's class, like his other classes, was organized, informative, and nicely presented.

BF
Bethanni F.

Very informative seminar.

RS
Randall S.

HE was good!

MS
Marc S.

One of the better overall programs I have seen on this program for doing all the right things but not doing to much of them.

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