Critical Legal Concerns Facing Entrepreneurs

This practically oriented course examines the critical legal issues confronting start-ups as they launch their companies. Topics include a discussion of the following:

  • In what state to register your business? Where do you live and which laws do you want to apply?
  • What form of business to choose? What are your tax, financing and limited liability needs?
  • How to finance your business? With funds from friends, family, banks, institutions? Securities laws may apply.
  • How to choose a name and branding for your business? Do not infringe on another's brand. Create a brand that is sufficiently distinct.
  • How to make sure you own and can license the IP of your business? Use the law: copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret. Execute contracts with your workers.

Jenkins Law Library, an accredited provider under the Pennsylvania CLE Board's Rules, will serve as the CLE provider for this course. The course has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.0 hour of CLE credit in substantive law, practice and procedure.

This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 1.0 hour of total CLE credit.