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Have you thought about starting or have you started a business? If so, then the choices you make early on in the formation and organization of your business could cost you time or money if not made wisely. Empower yourself by learning how to avoid 10 common legal and accounting mistakes made by entrepreneurs.
Attend Mistakes Made, Lessons Learned: 10 Common Legal Mistakes Made by Start Up Companies at the Reston Chamber on October 10, 2012 to learn more about the following:
- Shareholder Agreements
- Worker Misclassification
- “Piercing” of the Corporate Veil
- Contracting Policies
- State “Blue Sky” Laws
- Protection of Intellectual Property
- Equity Transactions
- Entity Selection
- Accounting Method
- Equity vs. ROI vs. compensation
Presented by: Eric Horvitz, Esquire Odin, Feldman & Pittleman, P.C.
Mr. Horvitz is an attorney in the firm’s Corporate, Securities, Tax & Finance practice group. He advises businesses regarding choice of entities and their structure and in negotiating acquisitions and dispositions, financing transactions, both equity and debt, and executive compensation. He has been identified by the readers of SmartCEO magazine as one of the areas Legal Elite. Jonathan Frieden, Esquire Odin, Feldman & Pittleman, P.C.
Mr. Frieden is an attorney in the firm’s Litigation practice group. His diverse civil practice encompasses intellectual property litigation, including trademark and copyright enforcement proceedings; the representation of management in employment discrimination claims; and a variety of commercial contract disputes. Mr. Frieden has received national media coverage in recent cases in which his comments, on behalf of his clients, were carried on NBC, CBS and FOX affiliates and WTOP News.
Mark Watts, CPA, CVA CST Group, CPAs, PC Mark Watts is a tax partner with CST Group, CPAs, PC, a certified public accounting firm in Reston, Virginia that has been providing tax, audit, financial and management advisory services for individuals, businesses, estates, trusts, and non-profit organizations for close to 40 years. Watts has more than 25 years of public accounting experience with an emphasis on income taxation; planning, preparation, and compliance. He also advises closely-held businesses and owners, along with high-net-worth individuals. He is a planner with extensive expertise in estate and trust planning. Mark is a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) with experience in litigation support as an expert witness.
Business Education Workshosp are FREE for Members and $10 for Future Members.
A special thanks to Tropical Smoothie Cafe in Plaza America for sponsoring being our breakfast sponsor for the Business Education Series.