Friday, September 21, 2018 from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM CDT
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Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce 
552 E FM 2410
Suite B
Harker Heights, TX 76548

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Bill Grosskopf 
SCORE Austin, Chapter 249 

Terrible Mistakes Business Owners Make You Easily Can Avoid 

This upbeat and humorous presentation by experienced attorneys with  decades of experience representing small to mid-size business owners, nonprofits, and governmental  agencies covers what you as a business owner easily can do--and also teach your team to do--to avoid costly legal mistakes. Much what is addressed can be done at no cost using standard public agency resources and templates.

1.            How to choose the right business entity in 2018.

2.            What do PBC’s and nonprofits do and when might  you really need and want them? 

3.            How to draft lean, simply worded effective contracts and business operating procedures  that really protect you with focus on commercial leases. 

4.            Understand what to do to get insurance policies that cover your business operations and employees and what insurance agents often fail to offer or don’t understand themselves.

5.            Learn when and how to  assert insurance claims in a way that will lock in the coverage you paid for. 

6.            Learn how to select consulting professionals, contractors  and vendors that really are who they say they are and really will do what they promise to do.

7.            Learn  to protect your business entity if something happens to you or your partners.



 Laura Fowler and David Oliver or Ryan Lione from The Fowler Law Firm


The Fowler Law Firm was founded and is managed by Laura Fowler, a Navy veteran. Laura is from a family of lawyers who have practiced in Central Texas over 130 years. She began her career in the US Navy Judge Advocate Generals Corp aboard the warship USS Guadalcanal. The Firm is nationally ranked and Laura is a nationally recognized attorney and director of the Austin Bar Association. Her greatest calling is to help her clients design ways to never see the inside of a courtroom. Laura is a great supporter of and frequent speaker for SCORE.

David Oliver, a graduate of University of Texas Law School, devoted his first 13 years as a licensed Texas attorney to service in the United States Marine Corps where he served as a military judge. David deployed to Iraq and presided over numerous military courts-martial in improvised courtrooms throughout the combat theater.  Serving as the Managing Attorney of The Fowler Law Firm’s Williamson County office since 2014, David's law practice includes business litigation, probate and guardianship litigation, estate planning, and family law. He currently serves as President of the Williamson County Bar Association.

Ryan Lione grew up in Austin in a family involved in law and real estate. He graduated from Anderson High School where he played football, baseball, and basketball. Ryan earned a MBA, then simultaneously earned both a Masters in International Relations and a Juris Doctorate(JD). His focus is on corporate, tax and business transaction law.

The Fowler Law Firm / (512) 441-1411 / info@thefowlerlawfirm.com