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Avoiding Legal Landmines – Part 2

Harvard Innovation Lab

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM (EDT)

Avoiding Legal Landmines – Part 2

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Avoiding Legal Landmines – Part 2

With WilmerHale

(This is one of two workshops presented by WilmerHale on legal issues for startups. Each workshop stands alone and covers different topics. Feel free to attend either or both as your schedule permits!)

Starting a new company is hard, but putting in place the right legal framework for your business doesn’t have to be.
Did you know you can be liable for 3x a person’s wages for failure to pay? Thought so. This class will save you from these lethal mistakes. Having worked with hundreds of entrepreneurs and startups, WilmerHale will cover topics like:
•Employee compensation and using options
•Capital raising do’s and don’ts
•Using independent contractors and interns and avoiding personal liability
•Simple strategies to protecting your intellectual property
•What should you worry about before you put up your website or go live with your app?
The class will end with an open Q&A come get the answers to your burning startup legal questions! Don’t make your life harder than it has to be - come learn the fundamentals and save yourself headaches, money and wasted effort down the line.


We check all attendee registrations at the door. Please bring a printed or smartphone copy of your EventBrite registration and Harvard student ID if you have registered as a Harvard Student.  Attendance will be limited to registered guests and tickets will not be available at the door.

Note: Harvard Shuttles have a stop directly across from the i-lab, and you can track the shuttles online here: If you are driving, please park in the i-lab's lot (entrance on Western Avenue, directions and payment information are here:

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Harvard Innovation Lab
125 Western Avenue
Boston, MA 02163

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM (EDT)

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Harvard Innovation Lab

Launched in November 2011, the Harvard Innovation Lab (i-lab) serves as a resource for students from across Harvard interested in entrepreneurship and innovation. The programming offered by the i-lab is designed to help students grow their ventures at any stage of development and covering a wide range of disciplines. The i-lab fosters unprecedented collaboration among Harvard students, faculty, entrepreneurs, and members of the Allston and Greater Boston communities.


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