Legal Overview: Business Entity Formation and Funding for Startups

San Francisco
Wed, Sep 19, 2018, 5:30 PM (PDT)

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San Francisco

Join the Aging2.0 San Francisco Chapter and Hanson Bridgett for an overview of one of the most important issues you face as an entrepreneur - business entity formation and funding for startups. Learn from experts about legal and business issues you need to know about to protect you and your company.

Undoubtedly you've heard horror stories from other entrepreneurs who ignored dealing with "legal stuff" ... until it was too late. Don't be one of them. What you don't know can hurt you.

Did you know that the type of entity you form will influence funding alternatives?

  • What is the best type of legal entity for your company? Benefit Corporation? Delaware C-Corp? or other alternatives?
  • Do you understand how to issue equity to founders and key employees? (hint: a handshake is not a good plan)
  • Want to raise money? Some early-stage fundraising basics and tips.

We'll take a close look at California Benefit Corporations, based on the interest expressed at our last legal event.

  • What makes a benefit corporation different?
  • How can my company convert to a California benefit corporation?
  • When can I form or convert to a California benefit corporation?

Don't miss this valuable session on fundamental legal issues every entrepreneur needs to know. All entrepreneurs are welcome.

This event is sponsored by Aging2.0 in association with Hanson Bridgett.


Hanson Bridgett LLP, 425 Market Street, 26th Floor, San Francisco, 94105 (cross street: Fremont). Public transportation recommended. BART or MUNI: Embarcadero Station (exit Embarcadero Station through the Beale Street exit).

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Hanson Bridgett is a law firm with more than 150 attorneys in offices in San Francisco, Sacramento, the North Bay, the East Bay and Los Angeles.We are experienced in the areas of choice of entity and business formation issues, mergers, acquisitions and dispositions, securities offerings, compliance and reporting, financing of all kinds, venture capital transactions, corporate and entity governance, international and cross border transactions, tax, and day-to-day legal representation for individuals and entities of all sizes. We also advise clients with regard to franchising and distributorship, shareholder disputes, corporate successorship, intra-family planning issues, antitrust, and anti-competitive practices.

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Keynote Speakers

  • Jonathan Storper

    Jonathan Storper

    Hanson Bridgett, LLP


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  • Natalie Wilson

    Natalie Wilson

    Hanson Bridgett, LLP

    Senior Counsel

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Wednesday, Sep 19
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM (PDT)


Hanson Bridgett, LLP
425 Market St., 26th Floor San Francisco94105


  • Denise Yarmlak

    Denise Yarmlak



  • Tracy Hall

    Tracy Hall


  • Jill Naughton

    Jill Naughton

    Alzheimer's Association

    Special Events Manager

  • Bill Brasier

    Bill Brasier

    Aging2.0 Local | San Francisco

    Former Ambassador

  • David Kendall

    David Kendall

    e-Ager - Apps for Active Seniors


  • Donna Booher

    Donna Booher

    NEXT Village SF

    District 2 University Director

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