Silicon Valley venture capital attorney Stan Lewandowski will discuss how to split founders' equity and other startup issues.

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Early stage entrepreneurs are faced with many issues when launching a startup. Handling these issues properly can mean the difference between success or failure. Making the right moves can ensure that company shares are allocated in a fair and equitable manner.


The speaker will discuss the following issues:


1) Making a clean break from your current employer


2) Choice of legal entity


3) Why and where to incorporate


4) Conventional capital structure


5) Types of shares for founders and associated rights


6) Common issues considered by founders when allocating equity among the founding team


7) Common mistakes made at equity allocation stage and best practices for founders to follow at entity formation stage

and more!

Please come with your questions, concerns and scenarios.

About the Speaker:

Stan Lewandowski is a partner at Pillsbury and is based in Silicon Valley. Stan counsels domestic and international companies on optimal structuring, financing, operations, development and other strategic transactional issues.

Stan advises domestic and international emerging growth companies at every stage of development—from startup to liquidity. He handles a variety of corporate and strategic projects, including venture capital and private equity financings, joint ventures and M&A transactions. He also helps clients monetize their intellectual property through licensing and has deep involvement in clients’ day-to-day operations, advising on strategic issues such as structuring and formation, governance, and myriad commercial agreements.

Combining his experience representing international companies with his Silicon Valley background, Stan has worked closely with investors and companies on domestic, in-bound and out-bound transactions, as well as on-shore and off-shore structures.

Stan also has significant experience advising developers, their affiliates and investors, and financial institutions in connection with commercial and industrial distributed and utility-scale solar and wind projects, valued in the hundreds of millions of dollars.

Stan earned his LL.M. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. He received his master of laws and diploma from Nicolaus Copernicus University in Poland. He also earned a diploma from the University of Cambridge in England.


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