An Attorney's Guide to Ethically Advising Start-ups

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CA1.25(Includes 1.25 Ethics)
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An Attorney's Guide to Ethically Advising Start-ups
An Attorney's Guide to Ethically Advising Start-ups

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Course Credit Hours: CA 1.25 Ethics
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Course Description

The world of start-ups is an extremely exciting area of practice, in which clients require quite a bit of individualized attention as they try to establish and grow their fledgling companies. This course is designed for both start-up lawyers, and those looking to enter the start-up world. We provide the tools needed to navigate the myriad ethical quandaries inherent to this type of practice. After all, in such a specialized field - one in which connections are everything - the line between ethically safe and ethically problematic opportunities can be a fine one. COURSE AGENDA: 1. Introduction to Start-up Practice 2. Confidentiality 3. Conflict of Interest 4. Solicitation & Networking 5. No-Contact Rule 6. Referral Fees 7. Communicating with Unrepresented Persons 8. Attorney as third-party neutral 9. Trust account considerations 10. Non-law practice activities 11. Should You Take Equity? 12. Cryptocurrencies

Length: 1hr 17min

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Todd Kulkin

Todd P. Kulkin is an attorney who focuses in the areas of business law, start-up ventures, and not-for-profit organizations. Mr. Kulkin received his Juris Doctorate in Financial Transactions in the aftermath of the financial crisis and, as a result, is risk management focused. He began his legal career at one of the U.S.’s largest law firms representing and advising Fortune 500 companies. He left that firm in 2012 to open his own practice. Now Mr. Kulkin serves as outsourced general counsel for start-up companies, small businesses, and not-for-profit organizations in the United States and abroad. Todd has been honored by the Reuters Publication Superlawyers as a "Rising Star" in business law for the New York Metro Area for the past three years running. Only 2.5% of attorneys under the age of 40 or being in practice less than 10 years in the New York Metro Area are given this distinguished honor. Todd is a consummate educator dedicated to empowering his clients with the knowledge needed to accelerate growth and mitigate risk. He regularly teaches other attorneys about start-up and not-for-profit legal issues on and is often contacted by those attorneys for advice. Mr. Kulkin graduated with honors from Brandeis University with a triple major and from University at Buffalo Law School with a J.D. in Financial Transactions. Mr. Kulkin is admitted to the practice of law in the State of New York.

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