Early Stage Financing and Legal Issues

by Entrepreneurship and Innovation Club


Thu, 14 Sep 2017

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

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E40-163 (MTC Garage)

100 Main Street, Cambridge, MA 02139, United States

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Please join Evan Smith and Mike Bookman from Latham & Watkins LLP as they discuss key legal issues that startups face, including:

- Determining when and where to incorporate the startup
- Identifying and protecting the startup’s intellectual property
- Building and aligning the team with the startup’s objectives
- Preserving the equity of the startup, including a discussion on vesting
- Seeking (early stage) financing and understanding key tax and valuation considerations
- Working with investors and advisors

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E40-163 (MTC Garage)

100 Main Street, Cambridge, MA 02139, United States


Michael D. Bookman

Latham and Watkins LLP

Michael Bookman is an associate in the Boston office of Latham & Watkins. He has a broad corporate practice, representing public and private companies in areas such as:

Mergers and acquisitions
Private equity
Capital markets
Early-stage company formation and strategy
Initial- through late-stage venture capital financings

Evan Smith

Latham and Watkins LLP

Evan Smith is a partner and Corporate Department Deputy Chair for the Boston and Waltham offices of Latham & Watkins. He represents clients on a broad range of corporate matters in life sciences, technology and other industry sectors.

He focuses his practice on:
Formation and governance issues
Angel and venture capital financings
Mergers and acquisitions
Employment matters
Securities law compliance
Public offerings
Commercial and strategic transactions

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