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Start Up and Early Stage Legal Series


Wednesday, December 4, 2013 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM (EST)

Start Up and Early Stage Legal Series

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NC COIN Members (discounted tickets) Ended $9.00 $1.49
Paid Admission (Non-Members of NCCOIN) Ended $19.00 $2.04
Students with valid student ID Ended Free $0.00

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Start Up and Early Stage Legal Series

Sponsored by Campbell Law School and Shanahan Law

This is the first of the five session series (see schedule below) designed to provide entrepreneurs engaged in start up and early stage ventures as well as seasoned business executives with basic legal information regarding a number of topics including:

  • Business Formation
  • Dealing with Employees
  • Protecting intellectual Property
  • Fund Raising and Exits
  • International Business

The goal of this series is to provide attendees with a solid baseline of knowledge to enhance and improve their business ventures. Attendees will learn the tools needed to build a proper foundation for their business that will prevent future business problems and at least minimize the damage and distractions the problems can cause. Attendess will also be better prepared to discuss issues with their legal team when required. For example, by having the proper terms in vendor contracts and receiving procedures can avoid future disputes or at least minimize the damage from the unavoidable disputes.

The seminar series will be led by Henry Kopf, an attorney with Shanahan Law Group and former entrepreneur. The series will also include special guest speakers to provide additional insight and expertise.

Please come join COIN, Shanahan Law Group, and Campbell Law School in this informative seminar series.


  • Dec. 04, 2013 5:00 - 6:30pm    Introduction and Information Session
  • Dec. 11, 2013 5:00 - 6:30pm    Pre-Formation and Formation Issues
  • Dec. 18, 2013 5:00 - 6:30pm    Hiring and Doing Business
  • Jan. 08, 2014 5:00 - 6:30pm     Protecting Intellectual Property
  • Jan. 15, 2014 5:00 - 6:30pm     Fundraising and Exits
  • Jan. 22, 2014 5:00 - 6:30pm     International Business Transactions


Henry Kopf Bio

Mr. Kopf concentrates his practice in the area of business litigation, business advisement, administrative law and technology law. Additionally, he also works on constitutional takings issues. Prior to his legal career, Kopf was an entrepreneur, co-founding and growing businesses focused on development and commercialization of technology used for the purification and separations of liquids for biotechnology and pharmaceutical applications. Kopf received a Bachelor of Arts and a Masters Degree both in Economics fromVirginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA. He received his Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from Campbell University School of Law in 2013. While at Campbell Law, Kopf was named to Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges and served as a staff member for Campbell Law Review. He received the Book Award for: Contracts I, Administrative Law, Intellectual Property Licensing Transactions, Constitutional Law–First Amendment, International Business Transactions, Law Practice Management, Corporate Finance, and Pre-trial Litigation. Kopf has been awarded four U.S. patents and corresponding international patents on the processing of biological fluids, improved infant formula, and optimization of filtration processes (7,544,296; 6,875,459; 6,852,352; 6,827,960).

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When & Where

Campbell Law School, Raleigh
225 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, NC 27603

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM (EST)

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