"Advising a business: start-up to exit" TLA Nutshell, Wednesday October 25, 2017, 5-7:30pm.

Do you become a little tentative when corporate clients seek your advice on business matters? Do you freeze up when a client mentions an estate freeze? You'll feel like the trusted advisor you want to be after attending this TLA Nutshell, "Advising a Business: Start-up to Exit", providing answers to your questions about advising business owners with confidence.

Every business goes through a standard cycle of start-up and growth, to considering whether to sell or exit the market completely. As lawyers in this field, you play an invaluable role advising clients to help their businesses thrive at any point during their business journey. Gain a 360-degree perspective of all the critical moments in the lifecycle of a business from seasoned corporate lawyers and become the trusted advisor your clients need!

This program is designed for business lawyers in the first eight years of practice and non-business lawyers with an interest in expanding their knowledge of business law.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Business Start-ups: What are the most popular start up vehicle strategies and why
  • Shareholder/Partnership Agreement Considerations: Common drafting mistakes that cost clients money
  • Raising Early Stage Capital: What key items should be on the table when negotiating financing?
  • Employee Equity Considerations: Take into account the dynamics between employment laws and employee equity considerations
  • Purchasing/Selling a Business: What legal preparations are necessary to sell a business?
  • Managing Business Divorces: When to involve litigation counsel

Our speakers include Jennifer Allen, and Fraser McDonald, of Allen McDonald Swartz LLP. The event will be moderated by Jordan Dolgin, of Dolgin Professional Corporation.

This Nutshell has been CPD approved for 1 hour and 45 minutes of Substantive content.

This tailored approach to CPD is what lies at the heart of a TLA Nutshell. Nutshells run in the evening, generally last a couple of hours, and offer CPD credits in a collegial, informal atmosphere. Our seminars are designed, written and presented by acknowledged thought leaders and professionals from the Toronto legal community. Join us for interesting talks and great conversations. Please see our website for more Autumn programs.

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