Much Shelist

Much Shelist is a full-service law firm serving start-up, small and mid-market businesses, and venture capital investors, private equity funds and family offices that invest in them and support their growth.  The firm advises early-stage technology and growth enterprises in start-up matters and venture capital transactions.  Much Shelist continues to support those enterprises as they grow by providing advice on the full spectrum of legal and business matters a start-up or growth-stage company is likely to encounter, including issues related to employees and other service providers, intellectual property rights and licensing, and negotiations with vendors and strategic partners.  The firm also represents clients in litigation, mergers and acquisitions and other extraordinary matters.  Much Shelist is headquartered in Chicago and has a branch office in California.

Startup Legal and IP

Fall 2011 Chicago Semester

What does a new Founder need to know about law in order to run a successful startup? When should a Founder use a lawyer, and when should you rely on your own work? What are the key terms in contracts to understand and to avoid? What are common legal mistakes? How should a Founder handle their intellectual property, including confidentiality, copyrights, trademarks and patents? What are common intellectual property problems, and how do you deal with them cost effectively?

Goal:
Build a legal and IP strategy.

Date:
2011-11-15, 12:00 AM

Mentors


8.12
Mark Pickett
Founder & Former CEO, Nail Your Mortgage

Customer acquisition (consumer) via product, passion and analytics, guy. Some might say that's marketing. Understands there is a difference between innovation and transformation, hence, refrains from uttering either in any conversation devoid of start-up companies or Ap...

7.38
Ajay Goel
Founder and CEO, JangoMail

Ajay Goel is the founder and CEO of JangoMail, a web-based email marketing platform. Prior to JangoMail, he launched several businesses, including a web development firm, an online jewelry store, and an ezine reviewing television episodes. He has a BA in computer science ...

7.43
Jeff Weber
Co-Founder & President, SnagPad

Jeff Weber is the founder of ZigaVite a web based sales engagement tool. He is also a co-founder and president of SnagPad a job search learning and management system. Weber was the founder of Technology Resource Center (TRC), which grew to be listed on the INC Magazine To...

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