A webinar for startup founders:

Founder Equity 101.

For startup ventures, one of the first important tasks is distributing equity and doing it right.
Co-founder disputes are a leading cause of startup death. In this webinar, three leading attorneys and a startup expert will discuss how to avoid painful pitfalls.

Please join us for the second part of the Founder Equity 101 webinar as we discuss how to structure equity agreements properly in the beginning and how to deal with downstream disputes.

Our panelists include three Silicon Valley attorneys plus a startup expert. They will share war stories and best practices to make founder “divorce” less painful and more productive. This webinar is designed for startup founders everywhere.

Join us via Zoom on Wednesday, September 16th, at 10:00 am PDT.



Featured Panelists:

Nicole Hatcher
Founding Partner @Allen & Hatcher LLP
Named one of The Recorder’s 2018 Women Leaders in Tech Law, Nicole is a founding partner of Allen & Hatcher LLP. Her practice focuses on venture capital investment deals, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, and general corporate work. Prior to founding Allen & Hatcher LLP, Nicole practiced at Atrium, DLA Piper and Cooley supporting both emerging startups and venture capital investors.

Bret Waters
CEO @ 4thly
Bret Waters has been in Silicon Valley his whole life as an entrepreneur, CEO, investor, and academic. Today his focus is helping other entrepreneurs to succeed and thrive. He teaches entrepreneurship at Stanford University, coaches startup CEO’s at Miller Center and in the 4thly startup accelerator, and does a little angel investing. Previously he founded and ran three Silicon Valley software companies, raising venture capital, building high-performing teams, and managing successful exits. He holds an MBA from Kellogg/Northwestern. Also, he regularly invests in fish tacos.

Brian McAllister
Principal @MBL Counsel
Brian is the founder of MBL Counsel, a boutique corporate law firm focused on entrepreneurs, executives, start-ups and the investors who believe in them.  MBL focuses on mergers & acquisitions, investment deals, CEO/founder representation, and outside general counsel representation. Brian previously founded a start-up focused on hyperlocal data, ran the corporate legal group at a global public company and managed Asia-Pacific corporate development there. He also practiced corporate law at global law firms in the Silicon Valley, Los Angeles and Hong Kong.

Louis Lehot 
Founder @L2 Counsel
Formerly the co-managing partner of DLA Piper’s Silicon Valley office and co-chair of its leading venture capital and emerging growth company team, Louis now operates an elite boutique law firm platform designed to serve entrepreneurs, innovative companies and strategic investors with sound legal strategies and solutions.Having spent 5 years in Europe to advise non-U.S. multinationals on how to access the U.S. capital markets, Louis is uniquely positioned to help companies grow and achieve liquidity across borders.




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