Events

These are my upcoming presentations:

Prestamos WBC – HOW TO STRUCTURE SUPPLIER/MANUFACTURING AGREEMENTS

September 27th | 5:30-6:30 pm | LIVE at WBC [Click Here To Register]

In today’s market, product-based companies are increasingly looking to outsource the production of their products. Rather than building costly manufacturing plants and dealing with the related operational challenges, businesses are turning to both domestic and foreign specialty product manufacturers.

While that approach preserves capital and outsources the daily headaches associated with the production process, it is not without risk. A business is literally placing its future in the hands of its chosen manufacturing partner. To ensure a good outcome, a well-structured and drafted manufacturing agreement is critical.

Topics for this complimentary webinar will include:

  • Basic manufacturing terms
  • Pricing and protection against price increases
  • Ways to ensure products are manufactured in accordance with specifications and delivered on time
  • Term and termination
  • Volume and capacity issues
  • Warranties, quality control and recalls
  • Intellectual property ownership


 

S&W Emerging Business Seminar – HOW TO NEGOTIATE AND PREPARE CONTRACTS

October 5th | 7:30-9:30 am  | LIVE at SkySong  [Click Here to Register]

Contracts are a daily part of every business owner’s life. When economic times were good, many owners ignored contractual formalities and some even abandoned written agreements altogether. During the days of abundant (and seemingly unending) profits, “handshake deals” often became the norm.

In the current market, however, proliferating disputes and costly litigation have laid bare the perils of doing business without a well-drafted contract. So, how can companies best protect their interests through the contract negotiation and preparation process?

Topics for this seminar will include:

  • Challenges of doing business in today’s market
  • Best practices in contract negotiation
  • Capturing agreed upon business terms in the contract
  • Ensuring today’s deal remains tomorrow’s deal
  • Key areas of exposure and ways to limit liability
  • Ways to resolve disputes and help avoid them
  • Why “miscellaneous” provisions matter

Vantage IRAs – HOW TO INVEST IN PRIVATE COMPANIES

October 4th | 8-9 am | LIVE at Vantage [Click Here To Register]

Small businesses are a big part of the engine which drives the U.S. economy and that engine runs on capital investment. During the early stages of a private company’s lifecycle, that capital typically comes from angel investors who are willing to bear high risk for potentially high rewards.

The COVID era has brought new challenges, but also unique opportunities, for angel investors.

Topics for this complimentary seminar include:

  • Risks and rewards of private company investments
  • Locating investment opportunities
  • Analyzing prospective deals
  • Negotiating favorable investment terms
  • Protecting your investment
  • The investor’s role post-closing


 

Prestamos WBC – HOW TO RAISE CAPITAL…LEGALLY

October 25th | 5:30-6:30 pm | LIVE at WBC [Click Here To Register]

To start or expand a business, you need capital. Raising capital, however, is one of the most difficult challenges that a company can undertake. In the current economy, investors at all levels have become increasingly risk adverse, resulting in even greater competition for their limited investment dollars. And heightened regulatory scrutiny by the SEC means that compliance with securities laws has never been more important.

So, what must an entrepreneur or business owner do to successfully navigate the process?

Topics for this complimentary seminar will include:

  • Determining a company’s capital requirements
  • Identifying those who can satisfy those requirements
  • Defining the terms of the equity offering
  • Understanding what it means to have investors
  • Complying with federal and state securities laws
  • Avoiding common pitfalls
  • Strategies for increasing a company’s chance of success


 

SCORE – HOW TO START A NEW BUSINESS IN ARIZONA

October 27th | 3-4:30 pm | VIRTUAL  [Click Here To Register]

There are few things as exciting as starting your own business, but is Arizona the place to do it?

Fast Company has previously ranked Arizona #1 in the nation for entrepreneurial activity. Our state ranks fifth for projected job growth according to Kiplinger. In a study recently conducted by a labor-analytics firm Emsi, Maricopa County was recently ranked the top county in the country for attracting and retaining workers. And Chief Executive included Arizona on its Top 10 States for Business list.

Brian J. Burt will discuss issues related to starting a new business and share lessons learned from his own and his clients’ past entrepreneurial experiences.

Topics for this complimentary seminar will include:

  • Creating a business plan (i.e., how do you make money?)
  • Protecting your personal assets by forming a company
  • Selecting the right form of entity and creating a company
  • Start-up funding
  • What it means to have partners and how to bring them in
  • Basic agreements every new business should have
  • Developing and protecting your brand
  • Building your advisory team


 

Vantage IRAs – HOW TO RAISE CAPITAL…LEGALLY

November 1st | 8-9 am | LIVE at Vantage [Click Here To Register]

To start or expand a business, you need capital. Raising capital, however, is one of the most difficult challenges that a company can undertake. In the current economy, investors at all levels have become increasingly risk adverse, resulting in even greater competition for their limited investment dollars. And heightened regulatory scrutiny by the SEC means that compliance with securities laws has never been more important.

So, what must an entrepreneur or business owner do to successfully navigate the process?

Topics for this complimentary seminar will include:

    • Determining a company’s capital requirements

    • Identifying those who can satisfy those requirements

    • Defining the terms of the equity offering

    • Understanding what it means to have investors

    • Complying with federal and state securities laws

    • Avoiding common pitfalls

    • Strategies for increasing a company’s chance of success

 

SCORE – HOW TO AVOID THE TOP 10 LEGAL MISTAKES THAT CAN DESTROY YOUR BUSINESS

November 15th | 3-4:30 pm | VIRTUAL [Registration Link To Come]

When a business owner is attempting to grow his or her company, legal issues are often put on the back burner. The natural focus is on hiring talented employees, securing customers, and generating revenue.

Unfortunately, failing to do some basic legal planning can result in costly mistakes, impaired growth, and even the untimely collapse of the company.

Snell & Wilmer invites you to the next program in the Emerging Business Seminar Series™, where partner Brian J. Burt will discuss how to avoid critical legal mistakes that can destroy your business.

Topics for this complimentary program will include:

  • Protecting your corporate shield and your personal assets
  • Why you must have a shareholders or “buy/sell” agreement
  • Raising capital…legally
  • Protecting your valuable intellectual property
  • Managing key employee issues
  • Reducing the risk of litigation


 

SCORE – HOW TO RAISE CAPITAL…LEGALLY

December 8th | 3-4:30 pm | VIRTUAL  [Registration Link To Come]

To start or expand a business, you need capital. Raising capital, however, is one of the most difficult challenges that a company can undertake. In the current economy, investors at all levels have become increasingly risk adverse, resulting in even greater competition for their limited investment dollars. And heightened regulatory scrutiny by the SEC means that compliance with securities laws has never been more important.

So, what must an entrepreneur or business owner do to successfully navigate the process?

Topics for this complimentary seminar will include:

  • Determining a company’s capital requirements
  • Identifying those who can satisfy those requirements
  • Defining the terms of the equity offering
  • Understanding what it means to have investors
  • Complying with federal and state securities laws
  • Avoiding common pitfalls
  • Strategies for increasing a company’s chance of success