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Forming Your Startup


Adam Dinow
Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati

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About This Class

Every entrepreneur needs to make some basic legal decisions when establishing a startup. After completing this class, led by Attorney Adam Dinow, you’ll be able to answer key questions, such as: "When should you incorporate?" "What kind of entity should you form?" and "What are the financial and tax implications of forming an entity?" This class will help prepare you to make sound choices for your business.


  • Introduction 0:33
  • Forming an Entity 4:01
  • Types of Entities 2:30
  • Limited Liability Corporation 9:13
  • C-Corporation 10:49
  • Reviewing the Options 0:48


  • Understand the importance of forming an entity
  • Compare and contrast the LLC and the C-Corp
  • Determine the right timing and the right type of entity to form for your business
  • Take the steps necessary incorporate your business

About the Instructor(s)


Adam Dinow
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati

Adam Dinow is a partner in the New York office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. He represents clients at all stages of their life cycle, from incorporation to exit, with an emphasis on working with entrepreneurs and fast-paced, rapid-growth enterprises. He has worked closely with many of the most exciting technology companies in a diverse range of critical transactions, including seed, angel and VC financings; IPOs; and mergers and acquisitions.

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