An Attorney’s Guide to Ethically Advising Start-Ups (On-Demand)

$169.00

The world of start-ups is an extremely exciting area of practice, in which clients generally require quite a bit of individualized attention as they try to establish and grow their fledgling companies. Any of your clients could be the next Mark Zuckerberg (although they probably won’t be). In this specialized field where connections are everything, it can be difficult to discern which opportunities are ethically safe and which ones can land you in trouble.

This course, presented by Todd Kulkin, is designed to equip start-up attorneys, and those looking to enter the start-up world, with the tools needed to safely navigate the myriad of ethical quandaries inherent to this type of practice, and give your next start-up client their greatest opportunity for success.

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Event Details

Course Type

Original Date Of Course

Course Instructor

Todd Kulkin, Esq.

General Credits

2

Course Description

The world of start-ups is an extremely exciting area of practice, in which clients generally require quite a bit of individualized attention as they try to establish and grow their fledgling companies. Any of your clients could be the next Mark Zuckerberg (although they probably won’t be). In this specialized field where connections are everything, it can be difficult to discern which opportunities are ethically safe and which ones can land you in trouble.

This course, presented by Todd Kulkin, is designed to equip start-up attorneys, and those looking to enter the start-up world, with the tools needed to safely navigate the myriad of ethical quandaries inherent to this type of practice, and give your next start-up client their greatest opportunity for success.

Principles

  • Identify the unique challenges and opportunities of a start-up practice
  • Recognize the ethical pitfalls surrounding the hunt for capital
  • Determine if and when it is ethical to accept equity in your client’s company
  • Network on your client’s behalf without creating conflicts of interest
  • Advise at start-up events without exposing yourself to liability
  • Represent competitors without causing issues with either client
  • Maintain confidentiality within start-up culture
  • Navigate the ethical minefield around consulting work for your clients 

Syllabus

  1. Introduction to Start-up Practice
  2. Overview of major Rules of Professional Responsibility
  3. Confidentiality
  4. Conflict of Interest
  5. Solicitation & Networking
  6. No-Contact Rule
  7. Referral Fees
  8. Communicating with Unrepresented Persons
  9. Should you take equity?

Instructor

Todd Kulkin, Esq.

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