From restaurants to tech startups, over 600,000 new businesses open their doors each year - and most of them need legal advice. Launching and growing a new business is a challenging and exciting opportunity for counsel and owner alike. Learn how to tackle the gamut of issues you're likely to encounter, including entity selection, capital raising, hiring, contracts, and IP basics. Register today!
LLC, S-Corp, C-Corp or Partnership? Get strategies for choosing the entity that fits the business.
Dive into essential and modern capital raising techniques, like SBA microloans and social funding platforms.
Learn how to advise when it's time to hire employees or independent contractors.
Discover how to handle IP protection, assignment, and enforcement issues.
Get forms and insights on key early-stage agreements.
Learn how to navigate ethical dilemmas in the new business context.
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Continuing Legal Education IA CLE
- 6.00Approval Exp. 12/21/2023
"Advising Startups and New Businesses" is an accredited program under the regulations of the Iowa Supreme Court Commission on Continuing Legal Education. It is planned that this program will provide a maximum of 6.0 hours of unmoderated activity credit toward the mandatory continuing legal education requirements under the Iowa rule, including 1.0 hour of ethics unmoderated activity credit.
Delia Bouwers Bianchin is an attorney at OGC Law, LLC. Ms. Bianchin has two decades of high level experience practicing law. For the first half of her career, she focused in complex commercial litigation at two large prominent law firms in Pittsburgh; and the second half as in-house counsel for a diversified contract manufacturing company and for a dynamic start-up. In her first ten years of practice, Ms. Bianchin practiced complex commercial litigation at the both K&L Gates (formerly Kirkpatrick & Lockhart LLP) and Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott LLC. She then joined Penn United Technologies, Inc., and for 10 years held the position of general counsel for the diversified, international precision tool and die manufacturing company based in Cabot, Pennsylvania. Ms. Bianchin earned her B.A. degree in English from Calvin College and her J.D. degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, where she served as the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Law and Commerce, and the research editor for the University of Pittsburgh Law Review. She is actively involved in community affairs, and currently serves on the national Christian Legal Society Board. Ms. Bianchin is the founding president of the Western Pennsylvania Chapter of the Christian Legal Society; and is a member of the Butler County, Allegheny County and Pennsylvania bar associations.
Steven Fried is a sole practitioner with OlyverClarity Inc. Mr. Fried earned his J.D. degree from University of Tennessee - College of Law.
Julie D. Globus is a partner with the law firm of Sabharwal Globus & Lim LLP, in West Nyack, New York, where she practices in the areas of purchase and sale of debt of distressed companies, international mergers and acquisitions, leverage acquisitions, mergers and acquisitions, and finance. Ms. Globus is an associate member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. In the context of her established information wall and compliance practice, she has expanded to assist her clients with building an architectural framework for compliance with state and federal securities and finance laws, and in establishing strong internal controls. Ms. Globus earned her B.A. degree from Skidmore College, her M.A. degree from Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and her J.D. degree from Rutgers State University of New Jersey-Newark campus.
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