Wednesday, June 5, 2019 from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM EDT
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SCORE NYC Headquarterss 
26 Federal Plaza, 6th Fl. Conf. Center, Rooms A&B
Enter on Worth between Lafayette and Broadway
Bring photo ID. Allow time to pass thru security.
New York, NY 10278

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SCORE NYC Workshop Committee 

Free Small Business Legal Summit 

Who should attend?
Those running a small business, or who are interested in starting one.


Instead of watching a video, learn directly and in person from the experts about insurance, legal entities, intellectual property and protecting your business online! These legal pros will be available to answer your specific questions about your own unique situation.

This event will feature a series of presentations and a panel discussion of the legal requirements for setting up or growing a new business.  Learn exactly what you need to set up and run your business on a sound legal footing.


  • The Right Legal Entity for Your Business: Larry Drath (9:30 - 10:15 )
  • Insurance That’s Right for You: David Winkler (10:15 - 11:15)
  • Intellectual Property: Madeline Baer (11:15 - 12:15)

LUNCH (12:15 - 1:15)

  • Online Business Legal Basics: Brendan J. Cohen,
    Alexandra K. Theobold (1:15 - 2:15)
  • Contracts/Partnerships: Larry Drath (2:15 - 3:15)
  • Q/A (3:15 - 4 pm)

At the end of this event you will have the knowledge to:

  • Identify the legal structure appropriate to your business
  • Select the insurance that is right for you
  • Differentiate between the different types of intellectual property
  • Summarize patent, trademark and copyright law basics
  • Discuss ways to use the law in protecting your online business
  • Determine the appropriate insurance protection for your business 
  • Outline the main requirements for contracts and partnerships

Host and Moderator:  Tim Contado

Seasoned marketer with experience in CPG and food products. Marketing and sales executive with cinema advertising company. Expert in business management, advertising and marketing strategy, media and entertainment, and new product development. Experience in recruiting, public relations, and retail.


Lawrence Drath, Esq.   

Larry Drath is an experienced real estate attorney and expert in business entities structuring, partnerships, and joint venture agreements. Areas of expertise include arbitration of commercial agreement disputes. He is a graduate of NYU Law School and is a SCORENYC certified mentor.

Brendan J. Cohen

Brendan Cohen is an associate at Cleary Gottlieb. His practice focuses on intellectual property and corporate transactions. In addition, he has published articles in the field of international space law. Brendan joined the firm in 2013. He earned a J.D. from Stanford Law School and a B.A. from Yale University.

Alexandra K. Theobald

Alexandra Theobald is an associate at Cleary Gottlieb. She has experience in a wide range of commercial litigation and arbitration as well as corporate transactional matters, with a focus on Intellectual Property and Cybersecurity. Alexandra joined the firm in 2015. She earned a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a B.S.F.S., cum laude, from Georgetown University.

Madeline Baer, Esq.

Madeline Baer is an intellectual property attorney. She has a background as Partner and Counsel to major law firms in New York city. Her areas of expertise include patents, copyrights trademarks, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology. She received a PhD From Yale University and a JD from Quinnipiac University School of Law and is a SCORENYC certified mentor.

David Winkler, Senior VP, Willis Tower Watson

David Winkler is a commercial lines insurance broker, with a specialty in insuring small to mid-sized companies. His focus has been on real estate, manufacturing/importing and food service. He received a BS in Economics and Insurance from the Wharton School.


This event is presented free through the generous support of
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Please remember:

(1) Monitor your emails for any updates to the date/location/time.

(2) Our events are PAPERLESS, so you’ll receive an email the day before the workshop linking you to presentation handouts. You should print them out or load them onto a laptop or tablet for viewing.

(3) Bring your cell phone as you will receive an email with a link to your workshop evaluation form. It will be sent to you toward the end of the Summit so you can complete it effortlessly online before you leave.

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