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Legal Tips For Starting Up Your Business
Tue, February 7, 2017, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM EST
Have you always dreamed of forming a business but are uncertain how to get started? LLC, S-corp, or C-corp? Will your particular business need a trademark or copyright?
Stop guessing and get started.
Join us on Feb. 7th for a special chat + Q & A. You will have a chance to ask questions directly to the team at Benemerito Law Firm.
In addition you will learn:
What it takes to be an entrepreneur. There are certain life and personality traits that someone must possess in order to be a successful entrepreneur.
Proper entity selection and the types of documents required when starting out.
Trademarks & Copyrights.
Why IP Protection is important.
Raising Capital. What that journey is like and what an entrepreneur can expect when dealing with investors.
Space is limited!
About the Presenters:
John Benemerito is the Founder and Managing Partner of Benemerito Attorneys at Law. Admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey, John represents small business owners and startups in the areas of Business and Securities Law.
John received his Bachelors Degree at John Jay College of Criminal Justice where he majored in Criminal Justice. Afterwards, he attended New York Law School where he focused his studies on Corporate and Securities Law.
John comes from a family of entrepreneurs. From as far back as he can remember he was always involved in his family’s numerous businesses. At the age of fifteen, John entered into a new business venture with his father and managed to grow and maintain that business through high school, college and law school.
After law school, John decided that he wanted to help people like himself. He opened his own law practice and began working primarily with small business owners until he was introduced into the startup world. Ever since that time, John has worked with dozens of startups from all different backgrounds in helping them achieve their goals.
Having been an entrepreneur his entire life, John understands what it takes to create and maintain a successful business. He enjoys sitting down and working with his clients in figuring out each of their unique challenges.
Alejandra Gonzalez is one of the Founders and Managing Partners of Benemerito Attorneys at Law. Admitted to practice in New York, she represents small business owners and startups in the areas of Business and Securities Law.
Alejandra has a Bachelors Degree in Communications from the University of Puerto Rico. After graduating, she moved to New York to attend New York Law School, where she focused her studies on Real Estate and Corporate Law. She wanted to be an attorney, but had always dreamed of becoming an entrepreneur. After law school, she decided to combine her passion for law and her entrepreneurial spirit and teamed up with one of her classmates to open their own law practice.
Ever since the firm opened, Alejandra has worked with dozens of startups and small business owners to help them establish and grow their companies. She loves being able to spend time with her clients and getting to know their businesses.
Kristin Grant is Of Counsel at Benemerito Attorneys at Law and the managing attorney at Grant Attorneys at Law PLLC. Admitted to practice in New York and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, she represents individuals and companies in the areas of business and intellectual property law.
Kristin received her Bachelor of Science from Howard University, where she majored in Chemistry, and she received her Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Wales. A graduate of New York Law School, she focused her law school education towards learning about issues in business and intellectual property law.
Previously, Kristin worked as a patent consultant at AltSchool, Inc. – a community of micro- schools using various technologies to streamline the learning and administrative processes. At AltSchool Kristin worked with several software engineering teams through various stages of the patent process. She provided opinions on the patentability of inventions, conducted prior art searches and drafted search reports, drafted and filed patent applications, and responded to office actions. Kristin gained valuable experience in intellectual property law and licensing while interning at Ladas & Parry LLP and working with The law firm of Spektor & Tsirkin P.C. Between these two intellectual property law firms, she was exposed to a wealth of legal issues in the areas of patent, trademark, trade secret and copyright law.
Kristin is a member of the New York Intellectual Property Law Association, the National Association of Patent Practitioners and she serves on the Board of Directors of the New York Law School Alumni Association.
Presenting Sponsor: Renaissance Solutions
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Venue Sponsor: Jay Suites
Jay Suites is a hub for New York City entrepreneurs looking to simply work better. We offer flexible, luxury office suites, virtual office plans and on-demand conference rooms, so you can focus on your business and leave the rest to us. All Jay Suites offices are furnished, elegantly designed and come equipped with state-of-the-art technology, resources and support. In addition, members join a growing community with perks such as exclusive access to our members-only meet ups. With locations throughout midtown and downtown New York City, we have crafted an all-inclusive office package so that you can project your companies expenses forward. Whether you're a lawyer, technology startup, or a fortune 500 company, you can bank with Jay Suites to thrive with our customized office space solutions.
SuperNetworksNYC is an exclusive networking community and platform for entrepreneurs and professionals that are interested to create valuable connections and further their professional development. It is through our interactions with others that great ideas, relationships and innovations can develop and flourish. Our mission is to foster a 'network of networks' with events that provide a supportive environment for success. Our events include guest speakers and workshops so that you may continue to learn, thrive and succeed.