There are many ways in which a business’s prospects can be harmed by simple legal mistakes made in the early stages of a company’s development. This program will cover a few of the more common mistakes and how to avoid them, including:
- Failing to adequately protect the business’s IP
- Creating complex or confused capital structures
- Failing to comply with securities laws
- Failing to comply with labor laws
- Entering into onerous B2B contracts
Ben Hron (http://www.mccarter.com/Benjamin-M-Hron/) concentrates his practice on advising private companies, most in the life sciences and information technology industries, on general corporate matters, angel and venture capital financing, mergers and acquisitions, securities law compliance and strategic collaborations. He also represents investors in connection with the financing of private companies. Ben has extensive experience working with entrepreneurs and emerging companies, often getting involved when a business is still in its infancy and helping guide the founders through the formative early stages of their company’s development. Ben also co-chairs the McCarter & English seminar series for entrepreneurs at the Cambridge Innovation Center.