The speaker will discuss how the pandemic has changed the startup landscape and how startups must do business and get funded going forward.

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Dead on Arrival: Avoiding the Legal Mistakes That Could Kill Your Startup


Covid has changed almost all aspects of our lives and the way we do business, including the startup ecosystem. As the country re-opens and companies adjust to the new normal, many startup founders have had to pivot to meet the new realities.


Join us for as discussion of how the pandemic has changed the startup landscape and how startups must do business, especially if they want to attract angel and venture capital investors.


We will cover new laws and how your startup can succeed and grow under the new rules. We will discuss:


1) How can startup protect themselves from post Covid liabilities?


2) What are best practices in the post-Covid world?


3) How has expanded government programs changed the startup world?


4) How can a startup position itself to succeed and avoid pitfalls?


5) What is new in venture capital investment terms?


Please come with your questions, comments and scenarios.



About the Speaker:


Roger Royse is a partner in the Palo Alto office of Haynes and Boone, LLP and practices in the areas of corporate and securities law, domestic and international tax, mergers and acquisitions, and fund formation. He works with companies ranging from newly formed tech startups to publicly traded multinationals in a variety of industries. Roger has been an instructor or professor of legal, tax and business topics for the Center for International Studies (Salzburg, Austria), Golden Gate University School of Law and Stanford Continuing Studies and is a frequent speaker, writer, radio guest, blogger and panelist for bar associations, CPA organizations, and business groups. Roger is a Northern California Super Lawyer, is AV Peer-Rated by Martindale Hubbell, and has a “Superb” rating from Avvo..


Roger is the author of Dead on Arrival: How to Avoid the Legal Mistakes That Could Kill Your Startup and has been interviewed and quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Fox Business, Chicago Tribune, Associated Press, Tax Notes, Inc. Magazine, Nikkei Asian Review, China Daily, San Francisco Chronicle, Reuters, The Recorder, 7X7, Business Insurance and Fast Company.



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