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Lunch + Learn: How Startups Can Avoid Costly Legal Issues

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Impact Hub Seattle

220 2nd Avenue S

Seattle, WA 98104

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Is your startup facing difficulties with legal issues or would like advice on how to address these issues? In this Lunch + Learn event, Chris McCauley, CPA, Esq. will help provide an overview of legal issues that often arise in startups and ideas on how to prevent, manage or resolve them.

Many startups fail because they do not properly address legal issues from the very beginning. This presentation will provide an overview of key legal areas that are often overlooked by startups.

At this Lunch + Learn, you'll come away with the understanding of:

  1. Basics of selecting an appropriate legal entity
  2. Protecting and managing intellectual property
  3. Maintaining good relationships with co-founders, employees, and other service providers with legal documents
  4. Avoiding hurdles in fundraising
  5. And so much more...

ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

Christopher McCauley, CPA, Esq.

Chris is the founder of McCauley Investment Risk & Legal Consulting PLLC, a Washington-based legal consulting firm that helps small businesses identify financial and legal risks in their business transactions and develop business and legal solutions to mitigate those risks. He specializes in contract reviewing, negotiations and drafting; business formation; employment matters; and securities. He regularly advises small businesses on general business practices around accounting, finance and law. Chris received his J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School after graduating from Louisiana State University (LSU) with a M.S. in Accounting and B.S. in Finance. Prior to opening his own firm, Chris worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Balch & Bingham LLP, Starbucks Corporation and Puget Sound Energy. Chris is a fellow Impact Hub Member.

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