30th Annual Business Law Seminar 2019: Structuring a New Business—Protecting the Founders and Attracting Investors (Online Seminar)

MCLE Credits: 4.0
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0

MCLE Credit: 4.0 (Ethics: 0.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 0.0
Price: $239 (Includes a downloadable audio version.)
Viewable Through: 3/31/2022


A pre-recorded streaming VIDEO replay of the March 2019 live seminar, 30th Annual Business Law.

Cosponsored with the Business Law Section of the Virginia State Bar

This seminar is designed to provide business lawyers with an update on the legal and business considerations in structuring the ownership, governance, and capitalization of startup and emerging companies. The presenters include small- and large-firm attorneys experienced in choice of entity, founder and employee equity terms, and venture capital financings.

Topics covered include:

  • The optimal means for organizing a new entity
  • Methods for assigning equity in the business
  • Legal aspects of raising capital

Among the practice forms provided in the written materials will be:

  • Corporation Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws
  • LLC Articles of Organization and Operating Agreements
  • Option Agreement and Share Award Agreement
  • Inventions Assignment and Non-Disclosure Agreement
  • Investor Rights Agreement
  • Convertible Note, Warrant, and Simple Agreement for Equity (SAFE)
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Update on Corporate and LLC Organizational Practice and Forms
Tom Hicks
  • Corporation and LLC differences
  • Virginia Code refresher
  • Organizational document best practices
  • Fiduciary duties; indemnification, and insurance
  • Noteworthy Delaware vs. Virginia differences
Dividing the Pie: Founder and Employee Equity and Related Agreements
Julia Kovacs, Cathryn Le Regulski
  • Trends in founder equity ownership
  • Employee equity and option awards
  • Employment, consulting, and covenants agreements
  • Equity plan  securities law exemptions
Trends in Venture Capital—From Seed and Angels to “Series A”
Matt Clary, Debbie Froling

  • Update on federal and state securities laws and practice pointers
  • Convertible Notes, SAFEs, and Equity (Common and Preferred)
  • Formation and capital-raising pitfalls to avoid
  • Company cap table and recordkeeping best practices



Matthew A. Clary, III, Law Offices of Matthew A. Clary / Fairfax
Deborah S. Froling, Kutak Rock LLP / Washington, DC
C. Thomas Hicks, III
, Offit Kurman / Tysons
Steven J. Keeler, McGuireWoods LLP / Charlottesville
Julia T. Kovacs, DLA Piper LLP (US) / Washington, DC
Cathryn Le Regulski, DLA Piper LLP (US) / Reston
Clare M. Lewis, McGuireWoods LLP / Charlottesville

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