When

Friday, August 14, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM PDT
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Greater Seattle SCORE
2401 4th Avenue, Suite #450
Seattle, WA 98121


 
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Karen Ginther
Greater Seattle SCORE
206-553-7320
 
 

Legal Basics that Small Business Owners Need to Know -C0055 

Want to know about choosing the right entity for your business? Want to ensure you know the difference between an employee and an independent contractor? Want to avoid some of the pitfalls in leasing arrangements? Look no further!!

Here’s a SCORE workshop that will provide you the basics to help you comply with Federal, state and local laws, and minimize your legal risks in your daily transactions.

This workshop focuses on the following topics that are key in the life of a small business owner:

  • Selecting and forming a legal entity for your business
  • How to bring in co-owners
  • Creating governing documents, LLC Operating Agreement or Corporation Shareholder’s Agreement
  • Employee vs. independent contractor issues
  • Leasing property – pitfalls to avoid
  • Insurance - Do you need it and what types of insurance should you consider?
  • Doing business in other states
  • Operating your business over the internet
  • Intellectual property:  Patents, Trademarks, and Trade Names

Listen to what others who have attended this workshop have to say about the instructors and the program:

  • Awesome!  I learned a number of new legal requirements and pitfalls.
  • The instructor explained and provided example legal documents that will be very useful.
  • The instructor was great – very thing was clear and he made it fun.
  • The workshop had a great pace and the instructor made everything understandable and answered all our questions.  He was a very knowledge attorney and covered a lot of valuable issues.

Presenter

Guy Towle

This workshop is presented by Guy Towle, an active SCORE mentor and retired attorney.  Guy worked for 41 years as a practicing business and corporate attorney, the last 17 of which as a partner in the firm of Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP.  During his legal career he assisted numerous small business owners with their legal issues and has a very good understanding of the needs of small businesses an their owners. 

As a volunteer mentor with SCORE, Guy regularly counsels small business owners on various aspects of their business, focusing principally on legal matters. Learn more about Guy at his LinkedIn profile here:  Guy Towle