Essentials of Small Business Formation

MCLE Credits: 3.0
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0

Thursday, November 14, 10:00 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. ET
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Tuesday, December 10, 10:00 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. ET
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MCLE Credit: 3.0 (Ethics: 0.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 3.0 (all dates, all formats) Live Interactive MCLE Credit Symbol
Registration Fee: $190

Information

Why Attend?

This three-hour program is designed as a practical, hands-on course for attorneys who are beginning to work with entrepreneurs and other individuals who are establishing new business ventures (or perhaps expanding and reorienting an existing business).

Many young entrepreneurs have developed sharp ideas for a new business. They have ideas for production and marketing (the “front” side of the business). This program will focus on how the attorney can guide and assist the new businessman or businesswoman in navigating the “backroom” demands to assure a profitable business.

Topics to be covered include:

  • The initial interview: Refining the entrepreneur’s “business concept”
  • The role of the attorney, including engagement understanding, time expectations, and compensation
  • Who will be involved in the business (i.e., associates, partners, etc.) and the structure of the business
  • Outlining how the business will operate (personnel, equipment, and time lines)
  • Who will be the professional support team (accountant, insurance agent, real estate agent, information technology consultant, benefits consultant etc.), and how their roles are conceived
  • Understanding the entrepreneur’s knowledge and expertise in the areas of:
    • Legal matters and regulatory requirements
    • Financing, accounting, and taxation
    • Human resource issues, including payroll, immigration status, and benefits
    • Insurance (liability, property, business interruption, and disability
    • Information technology (hardware and software purchase, installation, maintenance and security)
  • Ethical issues and due diligence
  • Handling “business success” and “business failure”
  • Educating the entrepreneur’s family about the demands of “entrepreneurship”
 

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Registration Deadlines:
Webcast: 10 minutes prior to seminar. If you register for a webcast the day of the seminar, your e-mail receipt will include a link to launch the seminar and download the materials.
Telephone: Online registration ends at 11:59 p.m. the day preceding the seminar
Call (800) 979-8253 to register up to one hour prior to the seminar
Live on Site: Online registration ends at 11:59 p.m. the day preceding the seminar
Walk-in registration is permitted on a space-available basis

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation/transfer requests will be honored until 5:00 p.m. the day preceding the seminar. You will, however, be charged $40 if you cancel or transfer your registration to a different seminar after the link to the materials has been e-mailed by Virginia CLE.

Full refunds or transfers are available up to two days after a webcast in the unlikely event that you experience technical difficulties.

MCLE Credit Caveat: The MCLE Board measures credits by the time you spend in attendance. If you enter a seminar late or leave it early, or both, you must reflect those adjustments accurately in the credits you report on your credit reporting form. A code will be given at the end of the seminar, which must be written on your MCLE form.


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Schedule

COURSE SCHEDULE (November 14) (Eastern Time)

10:00 Essentials of Small Business Formation
1:15 Adjourn
  • Sign-in for live seminar attendees in Charlottesville begins at 9:30 a.m.
  • Q&A will be handled via chat room for Webcast attendees.
  • Q&A will be handled via e-mail for telephone seminar attendees.

COURSE SCHEDULE (December 10) (Eastern Time)

10:00 Essentials of Small Business Formation
1:15 Adjourn
  • Q&A will be handled via chat room for Webcast attendees.
  • Q&A will be handled via e-mail for telephone seminar attendees.

Faculty

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

John L. Norman, Jr., Attorney-at-Law / McLean

John Norman is a sole practitioner in McLean, with a focus on small business, tax, and estate planning. A graduate of The College of William and Mary with accounting and law degrees, he currently teaches accounting, finance, law, and tax courses at Bridgewater College. He has previously taught these courses at The College of William and Mary, George Washington University, University of Maryland University College, and the Keller Graduate School of Management. Mr. Norman has also been a lecturer for the legal section of the CPA review course.

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