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Harrisburg University Center will host a legal clinic for start-ups and young companies

The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology invites the public to join attorneys from the law firm Troutman Pepper to provide insight into the legal issues facing startups and share information every entrepreneur should know.

The “Let’s Get Legal: Legal Issues for Startups and Early-Stage Companies” event will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on August 25 on the 14th floor of the University of Harrisburg, 326 Market St.

“CIE’s combination of a leading STEM university, pro-risk corporate culture, large pools of innovation-seeking partners, and trusted business law partners like Troutman Pepper is unparalleled and unparalleled. precedent in the region,” said CIE Executive Director Jay Jayamohan. in a press release. “If you’re the founder of a start-up business, this is your chance to get some amazing legal insights to build a smart business.”

Troutman Pepper regularly advises emerging companies on matters relating to entity formation through seed, Series A and potential merger, acquisition or IPO exit. During the presentation, attendees will gain practical insights drawn from decades of experience representing hundreds of entrepreneurs, according to the statement.

Justin G. Weber, partner at Troutman Pepper, said the law firm “is excited to partner with CIE and leverage the insights we’ve gained over decades of experience advising startups in the benefit of new generations of entrepreneurs”.

The presentation will explore questions regarding:

  • · Entity creation
  • Termsheets and financing documents
  • · Protect intellectual property (trademark, copyright and patent).
  • · Subscription and technology license agreements
  • Non-disclosure and working agreements
  • · Exit strategies, including agreements to purchase shares or purchase members’ interests.

“The goal of the clinic is to help aspiring entrepreneurs better understand the potential benefits and challenges they may face when introducing their product to the public,” said Jacqueline Conforti Barnett, general counsel at the University of Harrisburg. “Through this program, CIE seeks to equip these visionaries with a toolkit of basic legal and financial knowledge to ensure that their ingenuity and hard work have the best chance of succeeding in the marketplace of ideas and innovations. .”

For more information and to register for the “Let’s Get Legal” event, visit this link


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