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Business Law for the Netpreneur

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Registrants: see below for date, time, and location information.

Some of the pros at the law firm of Covington & Burling have joined with the Netpreneur Program to offer you a free seminar on "Business Law for the Netpreneur" to be held Monday, May 18, 6:00pm-9:00pm. The seminar will feature a panel discussion to provide background on key legal concepts, taking a netpreneurial focus and using netpreneurial examples whenever appropriate. "Business Law for the Netpreneur" will also include an extensive Q&A session to allow for interactive discussion.

Where: The seminar will be held at the offices of Covington & Burling,
1201 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.,
Washington, D.C., 20004, in the 12th Floor Dining Room.
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When: Monday, May 18, 1998, from 6 to 9 p.m.

The individual topics were suggested and selected by members of Talk-the-Talk, the Program's netpreneurs-only email discussion group. They told us which issues they found the most pertinent or challenging based on their own experiences. Topics to be covered include:

1) Forming the Start-Up: Basics of corporations, general and limited partnerships, and limited liability companies; tax considerations; dealing with restrictive agreements between founders and former employers; company names and trademarks.

2) Agreements Between Founders: Shareholders' and Members' agreements and other control arrangements, employment contracts for founders, and assignment of intellectual property rights.

3) Compensation and Stock Incentives for Key Employees: Corporate and tax aspects of stock options, stock appreciation rights, and phantom stock plans.

4) Methods of Initial Financing: Contributions of founders, "angels," basics of bank financing, and preparing for a venture capital transaction.


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