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For Those Who Dare: Practical Legal Approaches to Funding Start-Up Companies

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  • Description

    Start-up companies are exciting when you get in at the beginning, but things can easily get messy. It requires flexibility and vision, lots of time commitment, money and quality legal advice.

    This CLE course will present the various types and stages of funding for start-ups, from bootstrapping to priced equity round. The course will also address other topics that can help prepare and position start-ups for successful fundraising.

  • Instructor Bio

    John Glicksman

    John Glicksman has specialized in working, both in legal and in business roles, with technology industry companies ranging from start-ups to Fortune 100 entities. He has been outside counsel – and in-house Chief Legal Officer, Chief Compliance Officer, Chief HR Officer, Board Secretary and Board member -- for publicly-traded and privately-held e-commerce, video/telecommunications/Internet, and life sciences companies.

    He also has raised capital for, and he has served as a Fund Director for, a venture capital fund.

    Mr. Glicksman has helped businesses during all stages of their lifecycles, including formation; initial growth and capital raising; regional and national expansion; maturity; and exit. He repeatedly has built legal and additional company departments from scratch, and on multiple occasions he has served simultaneously as the only member of two or more departments.

    He has handled equity and debt financings for dozens of early-stage and growth companies. He also has handled mergers and acquisitions for more mature businesses. He also has served as one of 3 company officers overseeing a public company restructuring and sale, and he has served as the sole company officer overseeing a private company restructuring and sale.

    Mr. Glicksman also has significant experience, both as outside counsel and as in-house counsel, in litigating before federal and state courts and agencies. He has litigated before the United States Courts of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, the Eleventh Circuit, and the District of Columbia Circuit.

    Mr. Glicksman also has served as an Officer and Director with federal and state trade associations; as a publicly-elected Councilman; and as an adjunct professor.