Legal Bombshells: Tips in Organizing and Exiting

Wednesday, July 22
3:15PM - 5:30PM
Bellagio Da Vinci 1
3600 S Las Vegas Blvd


Adam Hull
Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP - Atty


Rick Jordan
Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP - Atty


This interactive workshop will be led by two start-up and venture capital attorneys. During the session, we will form a fictional tech company, split up the founders’ equity, and create an incentive plan for key folks – all without creating tax nightmares or giving away the company. After buttoning up our organizational matters, we will explore capital raising alternatives and exit opportunities. The hypothetical progression of our tech company will be designed around questions and issues submitted by attendees before the workshop.

***IMPORTANT***: Please fill out this form at least 1 week before the event if you plan on attending this workshop:


3:15pm-4:15pm: Starting Up
1. Forming the Company (choice of entity; tax and liability issues)

2. Founders’ equity (how to split up the pie)

3. Equity compensation (stock options; phantom unit plans)

4. Q&A

4:30pm-5:30pm: Capital Raising and Exit Strategies
1. Raising capital – legal issues (securities laws; private offerings; crowd-funding)

2. Raising capital – strategic issues (angels, VC funds, PE funds, strategic investors)

3. Exit strategies (mergers & acquisitions; IPOs)

4. Q&A

Event Type:
IP, Legal and Policy
stock option plans legal strategy raising capital

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