"One-Stop" Legal Help

Israel Innovation Expo at San Diego - Los Angeles - Mexico - Florida

MintzEdge

Expo's management can provide legal assistance, business devolopment, intorduction to investors and startigic partners. We can provide with creating a legal entity to allow exhibitors and attendees with the opportunity to conduct business both in the U.S and Israel via MintzrEdgeTM

MintzEdge!

You've got an impressive new idea or innovation that will improve lives, or help businesses work smarter. You're ready to create a company, line up investors, launch R&D and protect your invention… and you need a sound answer to about a thousand questions. We've been there, and we want to help. The Expo partnered with our legal sponsor Mintz Levin who has a long track record and an absolute passion for helping entrepreneurs launch new businesses. We've worked for decades with early-stage companies, and there's truly nothing we'd like more than to be part of your success. That's why we offer our MintzEdge™ program.  For more info, please email isinexpo@gmail.com

MintzEdgeTM ... Ready, Set, Go!

You've got an impressive new idea — an innovation that will improve lives, or help businesses work smarter. You're ready to create a company, line up investors, launch R&D, and protect your inventions...and you need sound answers to about a thousand questions. We've been there, and we want to help. Mintz Levin has a long track record — and an absolute passion — for helping entrepreneurs launch new businesses. We've worked for decades with early-stage companies, and there's truly nothing we'd like more than to be part of your success. That's why we offer our MintzEdgeTM program.

What is our MintzEdgeTM program?

Running a business is a long-term endeavor, but you need to get off the starting line in a strong position. Our MintzEdgeTM program is designed to help you do that. It is a package of services provided by leading legal advisors who help entrepreneurs achieve the ideal starting position for their companies, giving them the edge needed to accelerate ahead of the competition.

Step 1: Complimentary Consultation

You will meet with a team of our start-up focused practitioners to discuss your business proposal, technology, current/future plans, and business goals. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to building and maintaining a business, so this step is critical to success — for that of your business and for our partnership. Based on that meeting, we will be positioned to recommend tailored next steps in helping you reach your goals.

Step 2: Valuable Legal Services
For a fixed fee of $2,500 (or $3,500 for LLCs), plus filing costs, we will work with you to prepare and file the documents necessary to

 

establish your business, answer your questions, and provide advice to Included in this offering are the following:

help avoid common stumbling blocks along your path to success.

Form Equity Incentive Plan and Award Agreement

Preliminary Patent, Copyright, and Trademark Consultation, Including Overview of Filing Costs and Strategy

Preliminary Immigration Consultation, If Needed

Company Starter Checklist, with Consultation on Additional Matters that May Be Desired

  • Consultation on choice of entity — C corp., S corp., or LLC

  • Certificate of Incorporation and Bylaws (or Operating

    Agreement for LLCs)

  • Initial Board of Directors Action and Stock Subscriptions (or Corresponding Documents for LLCs)

  • Form Confidentiality, Nondisclosure, and Assignment of Inventions Agreement (with Optional Noncompete Provisions)

    Step 3: Our Continued Relationship

Once you've gotten off to the great start you deserve, we will be here to help you plan and execute on long-term strategy. Mintz Levin will work with you through early-stage financings, product development, and ultimately to achievement of your goals.

Our start-up and emerging company clients tell us that visualizing the long-term is valuable. They also tell us that having a greater handle on costs looking forward is critical to their success. As a recognized leader in developing and using alternative fee structures, we are not wedded to the hourly rate. We work with clients to set up win-win fee arrangements. Ask us about what we've done for others in your situation!

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Legal Checklist for Start-Ups - Just started or thinking about starting a new business? Experienced counsel will help you navigate the course and explore the important business and legal considerations you probably haven't had time to think about.

Make sure that you've discussed the following with your legal advisor.

Organization

  •   Choice of entity

  •   Jurisdiction of organization

  •   Timing issues

  •   Founders' equity — allocation and vesting

  •   Liability

  •   Bank accounts

  •   Books and records

    Capitalization

  •   Capital structure

  •   Planning for financing — venture capital or angel

  •   Stock options — ISO and nonqualified

  •   Restricted stock, tax issues

  •   Equity as compensation

  •   Equity in lieu of cash to third parties

    Governance

  •   Initial board of directors

  •   Role of directors and stockholders

  •   Agreements among founders

  •   Voting rights

  •   Indemnification

  •   Required approvals for certain actions

    Privacy & Security

  •   Privacy policy creation and review

  •   Risk assessment

  •   Compliance with state, federal, and international regulations

 

Intellectual Property

 Protecting intellectual property
 Securing rights to IP from third parties and founders  IP strategy
 Patents, trademarks, and copyrights
 Freedom to operate
 Website issues
 Privacy issues

Employment

 Employee vs. consultant  "At will" employment
 Confidentiality
 Assignment of Inventions  Noncompetition

 Restrictions arising from prior employment  Employeebenefits
 Humanresourcesandpersonnel

Other

 Financial statements
 Immigration compliance
 Tax planning
 Directors and officers liability insurance
 Regulatoryissues(areyouinaregulatedindustry?)  Operationcontractsandissues
 Officelease

 

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