Events

Below are my upcoming presentations.

Emerging Business Seminar – HOW TO START A NEW BUSINESS

February 3rd | 8 – 9:30 am | 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 ranked Arizona #1 in the nation for entrepreneurial activity. Our state ranks 5th for projected job growth according to Kiplinger. Phoenix was just ranked the top city in the country for attracting and retaining workers by Emsi. And Chief Executive put Arizona on its Top 10 States for Business list.

Snell & Wilmer invites you to the next program in the Emerging Business Seminar SeriesTM, where partner 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 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

Arizona Commerce Authority Business Boot Camp – THE TOP 10 LEGAL MISTAKES THAT CAN DESTROY YOUR BUSINESS IN 2021 AND HOW TO AVOID THEM

February 11th | 9-10 am | VIRTUAL   [Register]

When a business owner is attempting to grow his 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 seminar will include, among others:

  • 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

Greater Phoenix SCORE – HOW TO RAISE CAPITAL…LEGALLY

February 17th | 3-5 pm | VIRTUAL   [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 averse, 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 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

AZHCC Business Success Webinar – HOW TO AVOID THE TOP 10 LEGAL MISTAKES THAT CAN DESTROY YOUR BUSINESS

February 24th | 9-10 am | VIRTUAL   [Click Here to Register]

When a business owner is attempting to grow his 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 seminar will include, among others:

  • 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