Many lawyers and clients think that getting a product to market ends with the development of a great idea, protecting the intellectual property and delivering a prototype. That part, although not easy, is in fact just the beginning of a process, and with some exceptions, is generally never done alone. With very few exceptions, there is an entire network of manufacturers and distributors, and perhaps franchisees and resellers and licenses, involved in getting any kind of product financed and into the hands of consumers or end users. With each layer of supply chain assistance, the issues and risks escalate. This CLE, presented by attorney Aaron Polak, will explore the legal issues confronting the rollout of most any product, from bread to microchips or medical devices to automobiles.
Aaron Polak represents businesses, owners and investors in private equity, M&A, and general contract, executive employment and commercial matters. His clients include startup ventures and more mature businesses, generally in the technology, life-science, software, restaurant and entertainment industries. Aaron practiced law in New York City, working at law firms, including Arnold & Porter, and as general counsel for several companies. In 2008, Aaron started his own firm, focusing on corporate and transactional law. Aaron relocated to Philadelphia in 2011 after nearly two decades in New York. He is a lecturer at University of Pennsylvania School of Law and previously served as an adjunct at New York Law School for over a decade. He graduated from Boston University School of Law in 1993, magna cum laude and from Boston University in 1987.
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