Our Next Workshop:

Seed and Angel Round Legal Documents Primer.

What is the difference between common stock, participating preferred stock, non-participating preferred stock, bridge notes, and convertible notes with valuation caps? Next Monday (May 4, 2015) Carter will be covering this topic at a workshop sponsored by ExtraSlice, an incubator in Bellevue. … [Read More...]

List of Upcoming Events

Previous Workshops

Seattle Angel Conference Workshop: Washington’s new crowdfunding law—Is it right for your startup?

WHEN:  January 6, 2015 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm WHERE: SURF Incubator, Suite 700 999 3rd Avenue Seattle, WA 98104 USA Hosted by Seattle Angel Conference COST:  $10 Register here. ESHB … [Read More...]

Startup Legal Documents Redux

Save the date! Tuesday, July 29, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT) Impact Hub, Kirkland Washington If you missed last month's startup legal documents webinar you have a second chance.  Carter has … [Read More...]

Startup Up Legal Documentation Webinar

Save the date! June 19, 2014, 5:00-6:00 pm. What legal documentation do you need to start a company?  On Thursday, June 19, 2014, Carter will host a webinar reviewing the legal documentation that … [Read More...]

Keiretsu Forum Academy – Top Legal Pitfalls

On May 20, 2014 Carter will be presenting on Top Legal Pitfalls at the Keiretsu Forum Academy in Seattle.  The Building a Fundable Company program is four days and covers all the bases of creating a … [Read More...]

Seed and Angel Round Legal Documents Primer – Nov. 11th

What is the difference between common stock, participating preferred stock, non-participating preferred stock, bridge notes, and convertible notes with valuation caps?   We will be explaining these … [Read More...]

Collaborating before you incorporate – risks and benefits

At our Startup Law Talk workshop on September 9, 2013 we discussed the issued raised when founders work together on their startup before actually incorporating a legal entity.  Before a tech startup … [Read More...]

Hiring Your First Employee – Basics that every founder should know.

Employees are essential to growing a healthy business, but poor human resource management or failure to comply with regulatory requirements can be one of the most significant expenses dragging your … [Read More...]

Invest Visa/Entrepreneur Visa Chart (Startup Visa, EB6, X-visa)

The newly proposed Invest Visa, formerly known as the Startup Visa, creates two new visa categories: X-visa and EB6 visa.  Here is a visual aid to understanding it better. In my opinion, this is an … [Read More...]

Company valuation and dilution – The minimum you must know to set up your company and raise capital.

How should company stock be allocated among founders, employee stock options, and financial investors?   What happens to everyone’s share of the company when new stock is issued?  How do you know how … [Read More...]

Stuck on H1b, F1 or Other Visa? Want Your Own Startup? Newly Proposed Startup Act (Invest Visa) May help! Come Learn More!

A bill for Comprehensive Immigration reform “The Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act” was released two weeks ago.  The bill specifically addresses provisions for … [Read More...]

IP Legalese – Translating for Startups

At our March Workshop held at Eastside Incubator we had a lively discussion on the following topics: Basics of IP – how to know the difference between trademarks, copyrights, and patents. IP … [Read More...]

Equity Compensation Basics for Startups

Our workshop equity compensation basics was on February 11, 2013 at Eastside Incubator in Redmond, our regular venue.  We had a full house with 40 people in attendance.  The following topics were … [Read More...]

Startup Legal War Stories Workshop

December's monthly STL Workshop was on Startup "Legal War Stories".  STL's four presenters led a lively discussion, each presenting one startup case were painful problems could have been avoided by … [Read More...]

H1B and the Startup

H1b and the Startup Held on January 14, 2013, 5:30-8pm. Tahmina Watson presented on the fundamentals of an H1b visa petition, as well as H1b for the consultancy company and the self-employed … [Read More...]

Startup Law Talk Workshop: The Essential Legal Documents for Startups

Last minute change from H1b and the Startup Save the date! November 12, 2012, 5:30-8pm. Due do unexpected circumstances beyond her control, Tahmina Watson postponed her presentation on the H1b Visa … [Read More...]

Workshop: Top 10 Legal Missteps when forming a Startup

This workshop, held on June 7, was well-attended.  If you were there and have follow-up questions, feel free to post in the comments section. This workshop is for entrepreneurs who are thinking about … [Read More...]

The Independent Contractor Agreement: Using it at the early formation stage

Note: This Workshop was held on October 8, 2012 at  Eastside Incubator at their workspace in Redmond. We worked through a form Independent Contractor Agreement that you can download here.  Deniz … [Read More...]