Events

These are my upcoming presentations:

S&W Emerging Business Seminar Series – HOW (AND WHY) TO CREATE A CORPORATE SUCCESSION PLAN

February 1st | 7:30-9:30 am | LIVE at Skysong    [Click Here To Register]

Business owners spend countless hours attempting to grow and maximize the value of their companies. Few, however, create a plan to extract that value in an orderly and predictable process.

Failure to create a comprehensive succession plan can, at best, ensure that money is left on the table when the business is sold or otherwise transitioned. At worst, the absence of a plan may result in the untimely death of the company.

Snell & Wilmer invites you to the next virtual program in the Emerging Business Seminar Series, where partner Brian J. Burt will discuss the creation of corporate succession plans.

Topics for this complimentary webinar will include:

  • Why business owners need a succession plan
  • The two types of succession plans and why both  may be needed
  • Considerations when preparing a plan
  • Documenting the plan
  • Plan implementation and adjustment
  • Diversification


 

Vantage IRA – HOW TO INVEST IN PRIVATE COMPANIES

February 7th  |  8-9:30 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


 

SCORE – HOW TO STRUCTURE CONTRACTS WITH CONSULTANTS/INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS

February 23rd | 3-4:30 pm | VIRTUAL  [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


 

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

February 28th | 5:30-7 pm |  LIVE at WBC  [Click Here To Register]

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.

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


 

Vantage IRA – HOW TO RAISE CAPITAL…LEGALLY

March 7th  |  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


 

WBC – HOW TO STRUCTURE CONSULTING RELATIONSHIPS

March 28th | 5:30-6:30 pm | HYBRID – LIVE at WBC and VIRTUAL  [Registration Link to Come]


 

SCORE – HOW TO START A NEW BUSINESS IN ARIZONA

March 30th | 6-7:30 pm | VIRTUAL  [Registration Link To Come]


 

WBC – HOW TO NEGOTIATE CONTRACTS

April 25th | 5:30-6:30 pm | HYBRID – LIVE at WBC and VIRTUAL  [Registration Link to Come]


 

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

May 4th | 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.

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


 

WBC – HOW TO STRUCTURE SUPPLY/MANUFACTURING AGREEMENTS

May 23rd | 12-1 pm | HYBRID – LIVE at WBC and VIRTUAL  [Registration Link to Come]


 

WBC – HOW TO RAISE CAPITAL…LEGALLY

June 27th | 5:30-6:30 pm | HYBRID – LIVE at WBC and VIRTUAL  [Registration Link to Come]


 

SCORE – HOW TO NEGOTIATE AND PREPARE CONTRACTS FOR YOUR BUSINESS

June 29th | 3-4:30 pm | VIRTUAL  [Registration Link To Come]