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Thursday, February 8 • 10:30am - 11:30am
The Legal Steps To Take When Starting A Business Limited
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This VIP session will be led by attorneys Lawyer Brittany Neel and Affiliate Manager Laura Brooks. As experienced law professionals, Laura and Brittany will be walking you through the legal steps to take when starting a business! As an entrepreneur, you have passion and big ideas--but it’s just as important to have a roadmap for the legal aspects involved with getting your business off the ground. So, in this session, Laura and Brittany will be telling you all you need to know about topics like picking your company name and making sure you’re legally permitted to use it, securing your LLC, and hiring your first employees. By the end of this session, you’ll be equipped with the knowledge you need to get your business started on the right foot!
Key takeaways:

  • The importance of understanding the legalities behind starting your business
  • How to pick your company name and ensure you’re legally permitted to use it
  • How to pick the right entity for your business (LLC, corporation, etc.)
  • How to obtain necessary business permits and licenses and file for trademark protection
  • What you need to know when hiring your first employees 
  • The pros and cons of using legal online platforms

Speakers
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Laura Brooks

Ballard Spahr LLP
Laura C. Brooks is a business attorney who advises her clients on a variety of corporate and transactional matters, with emphasis on mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance. She works with private and public companies in industries such as waste services, technology, li... Read More →
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Brittany Neel

Schian Walker, PLC
Brittany Neel’s law practice balances commercial disputes with a growing focus on meeting the non-litigation legal needs of closely held companies. As a law student at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, Brittany Neel served as an Executive Editor of the Law Journal for Social Justice, and she externed for Arizona Court of Appeals Judge Donn Kessler. She was a Pedrick Scholar and a recipient of the Dean’s Recruitment Scholarship and a CALI Award for ADR... Read More →


Thursday February 8, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
VIP Room