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Entrepreneurship in Law - Panel discussion and networking cocktails

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Pepper Hamilton LLP

3000 Two Logan Sq

Philadelphia, PA 19103

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Join us for a panel discussion:

Come for an interactive discussion around the intersection of the legal profession and entrepreneurship, followed by cocktails and networking.

  • Learn about Duane and Al's journey as lawyers
  • Introduction to Homevest, a startup Duane and Al are advising
  • Participate in a live mastermind Q&A session with Homevest

CLE will be provided.

Meet the panel:

Duane Hughes

Duane Hughes is a lawyer who is a Managing Director and Head of Governance and Policies and Procedures at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management. He has advised multiple businesses in his career, seizing increasingly large opportunities by leveraging a diverse network and being entrepreneurial.

Al Parker

Al Parker is a seasoned legal executive with broad domestic and international experience. He was previously Executive Vice President and General Counsel at Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, Senior Vice President and Chief Counsel at Wyeth (now Pfizer), as well as partner at a national law firm.

Michael Wong

Michael Wong, a former Vice President of Morgan Stanley with broad investment and trading experience, is a founder of Homevest, a real estate technology startup. With Homevest, he is porting his financial and legal structuring expertise to build a consumer-focused product that makes home ownership a reality for young renters.

Kassem Lucas

Kassem L. Lucas is a partner in the Commercial Litigation Practice Group at Pepper Hamilton LLP with a focus on complex commercial litigation, reinsurance law and arbitration, insurance counseling and insurance insolvency. He also chairs the firm’s Diversity Committee.

Meet a Startup Duane and Al are Advising

Homevest is creating a new model of home ownership with a focus on consumers. By contributing to the down payment and co-investing with homebuyers, Homevest is lowering the barriers to first time homebuyers by providing a stepping stone between renting and owning.

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