***After registration for this event, you will receive a waiver via Docusign to the email you signed up with. You MUST sign this waiver to attend the training. ***
Are you starting or running a San Francisco Bay Area community microbusiness, but can’t afford a lawyer? Grab your lunch and join us via Zoom on Fridays at noon for an informal drop-in group discussion to help you develop or revise your legal strategy and risk management plan during these challenging times of COVID-19 pandemic and economic recession.
The legal product and service market for small businesses is confusing and full of misleading
marketing hype. This lunch hour will be a safe space, with no pitching or referral of paid legal services allowed. In group educational mode, we will explore the many simple steps you can take on your own to prevent legal problems and disputes from getting in the way of your microbusiness launch, growth, and success, and direct you to free public resources or appropriate small business legal aid
programs to support your self-help efforts.
We may discuss any of these topics, depending on participant interest:
• Legal entity choices
• Funding transaction legal issues
• Business contracts of all kinds
• Protecting your intellectual property – ideas, brands and designs
• Hiring safely – basic labor and employment law
• Commercial leases
• Regulatory compliance
Although led by an experienced business attorney, these educational drop-in sessions do not constitute legal advice.