Below are my upcoming presentations.

EMERGING BUSINESS SEMINAR – How To Do Business Internationally

Wednesday, March 4th | 7:30-9:30am | SkySong (Scottsdale & McDowell) | FREE  [Register]

With the American economy, and business owners’ optimism, continuing to hit new highs, companies are looking for ways to grow.  One exciting option is to expand outside of the United States.

As companies explore existing and future business opportunities and supply chain sources on a global scale, the laws concerning international trade continue to change. It is important for companies to understand and appreciate the potential risks and opportunities related to “going global.”

Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. invites you to the next program in the Emerging Business Seminar Series, where partners Brian J. Burt and Brett Johnson will discuss how to do business internationally.

Topics for this complimentary seminar will include:

  • Due diligence concerning global opportunities
  • Understanding export controls related to global markets
  • Understanding the ever-changing tariff environment
  • Best practices related to compliance programs related to supply chain management, anti-corruption, anti-boycott, and screening potential vendors, customers, and business partners.
  • Developing best practices to prepare for inevitable supply chain disruptions and dispute resolution
  • Discussion of high level issues related to protection of intellectual property
  • An overview of current trends related to joint investments and application of international trade laws, including the new regulations issued by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States.



Tuesday, March 10th | 8:00-9:30am | Vantage (Desert Ridge) | FREE   [Register]

During the early stages of a private company’s lifecycle, the necessary capital comes from “angel investors” who are willing to bear high risk for potentially high rewards.   This class presents topics including: risks and rewards of private company investments; locating investment opportunities; analyzing prospective deals; negotiating favorable investment terms; protecting your investment; and the investor’s role post-closing.



Tuesday, April 14th | 8:00-9:30am | Vantage (Desert Ridge) | FREE  [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.   Learn what an entrepreneur or business owner must do to successfully navigate the process.

Topics for this 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
  • How the JOBS Act will change the rules of the game with crowdfunding
  • Strategies for increasing a company’s chance of success
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