In honor of St. Patty's day, and the launch of our new format, we will be celebrating the program with brew choices from our Business Law & Order planning committee. So join us for a beer, get some free legal advice, and learn a thing or two at this special edition of our Business Law & Order program.
Have you ever wondered when the best time to form an entity is in the timeline of your company? What about where to subject yourself to jurisdiction? Among other issues, we will compare the pros and cons to LLC, C-Corp, and other corporate forms as well as touch on important tax management considerations that every entrepreneur should be aware of.
We are also pleased to be able to offer legal office hours for the first 30 minutes of each program. Don’t know where to start with your startup legal issues? Bring your questions to our esteemed panel of attorneys to help you develop a game plan on any topic. To sign up for these office hours, please register for the program above and we will contact you to set up a time slot. If there are slots available the evening of the program, they will be available on a first come first served basis.
Jeremy is a member of his law firm’s Intellectual Property, Corporate, Health Care and Franchising/Licensing Practice Groups. Jeremy specializes in providing strategic legal advice and business consultation services to clients to maximize the value of their patents, trademarks, copyrights and other proprietary information. He counsels clients on contracts, national and international intellectual property protection, business negotiations, licensing matters, business formation issues, corporate governance, ownership transfers and tax planning strategies.
Mr. Brown is an accomplished and creative business attorney with many years of combined law and business experience in both private industry and the government. He focuses his practice on formation, business governance and operations, management issues, and shareholder disputes. In addition, he teaches many classes on business law, risk mitigation, and contracting with the federal government.
Carrie has vast knowledge on assisting businesses in deciding what entity form to use, set up questions on organizational matters, basic contract issues and other corporate matters.
Mark G. Malven is the Leader of Dykema's Technology Transactions practice and is known for his skill in the negotiation of technology transactions and the representation of technology-based businesses. He been involved in development, consulting, sponsored university research, manufacturing, licensing, distribution, value-added reseller, private-label, content licensing, e-commerce, acquisition, joint venture and outsourcing relationships. Mr. Malven also has first-hand experience as an entrepreneur.
Joe is an associate in Honigman Miller Schwartz & Cohn’s Ann Arbor office. He has a broad corporate practice but focuses on venture capital and private equity transactional work, which includes startup financing. In addition to working with SPARK, Joe frequents both the A2NewTech and DNewTech Meetups.
Steve Rich is an Ann Arbor based attorney advising clients in creative arts, technology and culinary endeavors. He focuses on "generative law," ie crafting relationships, managing expectations, building effective teams and identifying proprietary value. A former software Product Manager and community advocate on behalf of tenants and students with disabilities, Steve continues to work on music, laser art, parenting and other activities that draw on patience and imagination.