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Law 101, Part 2: 10 Things a Lawyer Should Tell a Start-Up

Hoge Fenton Jones & Appel

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM (PDT)

Livermore, CA

Law 101, Part 2:  10 Things a Lawyer Should Tell a Start-Up

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This informative program will focus on ten key aspects of starting your own company: (1) leaving your current job; (2) raising capital; (3) choosing an entity type; (4) hiring employees and contractors; (5) dealing with vendors; (6) contracting with customers; (7) protecting intellectual property; (8) acquiring debt; (9) locating partners; and (10) planning exit strategies.  The speakers have extensive experience working with start-ups and guiding them from formation to funding.


SPEAKERS:  Sblend A. Sblendorio and Derek Y. Chien


Attorney Sblend A. Sblendorio is a shareholder in the firm. His practice focuses exclusively on real estate, finance and commercial. He has negotiated hundreds of business acquisitions and dispositions, real property transactions and work-outs for businesses, developers, commercial landlords, and commercial lenders, and has negotiated the sale, lease and financing of hundreds of millions of dollars of business assets and real property. He assists his clients nationwide with real estate, land use, commercial negotiations, bankruptcy and insolvency. He has negotiated land use entitlements in the Bay Area for a couple of decades with an emphasis in public assistance financing, development agreements and specific plans. Sblend was named a “Northern California Super Lawyer” in 2012 as chosen by his peers and through the independent research of Law & Politics and San Francisco Magazine.


Attorney Derek Y. Chien is in the firm’s Corporate and Intellectual Property practice groups. As a transactions attorney whose clients range from start-ups to large companies, Derek’s practice focuses on commercial and technology transactions, corporate governance, private mergers and acquisitions, financings and recapitalizations, as well as providing business advice and counseling to for-profit and non-profit organizations.



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i-GATE NEST Incubator
7693 Longard Rd
Livermore, CA 94551

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM (PDT)

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Hoge Fenton Jones & Appel

For 60 years, Hoge Fenton has provided legal service to businesses at every stage of development, from start-up to wind-up, and to the individuals who own and manage them.  Services include business formation and transactions, banking and finance, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property and tech transactions, real estate and land use, labor and employment law, estate and tax planning, complex family law, and litigation (alternative dispute resolution, trial, appellate). Our clients value our global reach, local knowledge, and outstanding results.

Hoge Fenton is strongly committed to supporting our local research and business communities.  Our lawyers go above and beyond the practice of law to foster education, innovation and job creation.  When a new technology or business succeeds, we all succeed.  We are proud to partner with i-GATE in its commitment to green energy and transportation, and the development of new opportunities in these sectors.

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