MIT Enterprise Forum: Get Smart Session on Legal Landmines – What to Know When Starting Your Startup

January 27, 2016 | Boston, Massachusetts


  • WilmerHale
    60 State Street
    Boston, Massachusetts 02109 Map

Starting a new company is hard, but putting in place the right legal framework for your business doesn't have to be. Learn how to avoid the most common costly mistakes when starting your company from WilmerHale Partner Gary Schall and Senior Associate Jenna Ventorino. Early missteps can cost you big later, making it more challenging or even impossible to build a successful business. This class will give you the basic knowledge you will need to help avoid these costly legal landmines. Having worked with hundreds of entrepreneurs and startups, panelists will cover topics like:

  • Avoiding personal liability
  • Legal entity: choosing the best type for your business
  • Founders' equity
  • Employee compensation and options
  • Raising Capital: do's and don'ts
  • Independent contractors and interns