Startup Law 101: Starting & Growing a Business

Washington, D.C. campuses

GA D.C. (Northern Virginia)
2231 Crystal Drive - 10th Floor
Arlington VA 22202

GA D.C., 1776
1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington D.C. 20005

Past Locations for this Class

Startup Law 101: Starting & Growing a Business

Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. campuses

GA D.C. (Northern Virginia)
2231 Crystal Drive - 10th Floor
Arlington VA 22202

GA D.C., 1776
1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington D.C. 20005

Past Locations for this Class

About this class

Starting a business is hard work. A lack of knowledge, experience and resources mean startup founders are particularly vulnerable to making costly and potentially catastrophic legal mistakes.

During this session, leading IP and Brand Protection Lawyer Kate Ritchie will reveal the top legal mistakes made by startup founders and guide participants through the top three legal considerations of starting up and growing a business.

From failing to properly protect an idea pre-launch, or safeguard a freshly launched brand, through to issues with business structure, and contract and document errors, legal mistakes can ruin a fledgling startup and be devastating to a founder’s finances and reputation.

Kate will reveal the most common mistakes made by startup founders and will guide attendees through the top legal considerations for starting up and growing a business.

This class is suited for startup founders who are pre-launch, just launched or have operated for a little while and who want to get the basics right with some solid foundational business and legal advice.

Takeaways

Students will learn:

  • The most common legal mistakes made by startup founders (be on the front foot and learn from other founders’ experiences).
  • The legal aspects of structuring your business.
  • The importance of protecting your ideas and brand and how to do so (trade mark protection etc.)
  • The core contracts startup founders need to have in place to protect their business and themselves.

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