300 Colorado St.
Austin, TX 78701
Morrison & Foerster offers a free nine-part series on the legal side of founding a startup. This weekly Wednesday Seminar will arm you with the knowledge needed to manage the legal aspects of launching, funding, and growing a startup, with insights to avoid common mistakes that can have serious consequences down the road. Lunch will be provided.
To register, kindly contact Alyson Wagner at AustinEvents@mofo.com
October 5, 2022
Learn key differences between types of legal entities and how they impact the ability to raise capital, build a workforce, and achieve a successful company exit.
October 12, 2022
Learn the basics of the different types of IP, how they add value to your startup, and missteps to avoid that may prevent you from protecting your IP.
October 19, 2022
Learn the most common angel investment structures and practices in seed stage investing (including debt, equity, and hybrid approaches) and an introduction to the preferred stock terms that form the basis of venture capital investments.
October 26, 2022
Learn the basic concepts, structures, and math behind venture capital investments, including capital structures, term sheets, and capitalization and liquidation models.
November 2, 2022
Learn more than a dozen common mistakes, their impact on startups, and how to avoid them in the first place.
November 9, 2022
Learn the basics of customary equity incentives and how they are used to attract and retain top talent in a competitive market. We will discuss founder vesting, restricted stock, and stock options (including ISOs and NSOs).
November 16, 2022
Learn how startups and investors manage down rounds, recapitalizations, pay-to-play financings, and other complexities that arise only in the second and subsequent rounds of financing.
November 30, 2022
Learn the differences among acquisition structures, fundamental merger and acquisition (M&A) terms, and an overview of definitive M&A agreements and processes.
December 7, 2022
Join our interactive open forum where you can ask startup expert attorneys questions on topics raised during earlier sessions or startup legal questions generally.