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WORKSHOP: Founder Considerations for Start-ups with Heather Harper and Ben Panter

Wednesday, December 16, 2015 from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM (CST)

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OVERVIEW:
The interests of Founders and their Companies can diverge at several important junctures in a Company’s lifecycle. Founders must understand when their interests are distinct from their Company, and how to continue a Company’s upward trajectory, while simultaneously protecting themselves. This workshop will focus on some of the most common issues where Founder and Company interests do not align, and discuss the most effective ways for Founders to protect themselves without sacrificing the Company’s best interests. Ultimately, the success of the Company should mean the success of its Founders.

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING:
- Highlight areas of tension between Founders and their Companies, and propose solutions to these issues.
- Focus Founders on specific issues related to compensation, employment agreements, equity-based compensation, and restrictive covenants.
- Describe the different treatment/perspective between Founders and other Investors in connection with liquidity events.
- Underscore various tax issues specific to Founders that may impair a successful exit.

BIO:
Benjamin Panter advises clients across a broad spectrum of industries on executive compensation and employment law issues that arise from public and private M&A and private equity transactions, restructurings, debt and equity financings, and IPOs. He has an active practice representing compensation committees, companies, and senior executives in the negotiation and structuring of executive employment and severance agreements. He frequently represents management teams in private equity deals and other M&A transactions. Ben also provides ongoing counsel to public and private companies, compensation committees, and executives with respect to day-to-day executive compensation and employment law matters, including corporate governance and best practices, executive compensation plan design, employment, severance and change in control agreements, restrictive covenant enforcement, and equity incentive compensation arrangements, as well as advising on related regulatory, securities, tax, and public disclosures, including IRC Sections 409A, 280G, and 162(m), Item 402, and Dodd-Frank. Ben is an adjunct professor teaching executive compensation law at a Chicago area law school, and was formerly a partner in the Executive Compensation Practice Group at Kirkland & Ellis LLP.

Heather Harper is a startup lawyer and professor at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law. She represents early and growth stage companies in business transactional matters. In addition to her practice, she runs the Entrepreneurial Law Clinic and teaches Entrepreneurship Law and Business Entity Formation. Find out more online: http://www.chicagostartupclinic.com/.

LINKEDIN LINK:
https://www.linkedin.com/pub/ben-panter/6/9b1/3b0
https://www.linkedin.com/pub/heather-harper/0/755/b85

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1871
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza
Chicago, IL 60654

Wednesday, December 16, 2015 from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM (CST)


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