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LAWS 4438 Start-Up Companies and Venture Capital Finance (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

This course deals with the legal and business issues facing start-up companies and the venture capital and other investors who provide financing to them. In particular, the course will focus on the various legal considerations typically encountered by start-up companies, including corporate formation and initial financing, middle and later stage venture capital financing, strategic alliances, employment and equity compensation matters, securities laws compliance, corporate governance and exit strategies. The course will offer an introduction to these topics through the eyes of attorneys who represent start-up companies and may also include guest presentations on various relevant topics. The course may include a written practice exercise designed to expose students to the process of counseling venture backed companies.


Instructor(s): Eugene J. DiDonato

Prerequisites: LAWS7750 (Corporations); LAWS7774 (Securities Regulation)

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Last Updated: 02-Apr-14