Avoid Costly Legal Mistakes - The Top 5 Things Startups Need To Know

Anand Athiviraham and Cameron Funnell from Watson Goepel LLP will be covering the top 5 legal issues for entrepreneurs to consider when starting their business, which are:

1. Selecting the right business structure

2. Addressing intellectual property issues

3. Addressing employee issues

4. Fundraising / investments

5. Working with a lawyer

This presentation is designed to be interactive, so please bring your mobile phone with you to participate in the various activities during the presentation.

In addition, should you have any general questions relating to starting your own business, you will have the opportunity to have them answered.


5:30 PM - 6:00 PM Networking

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Presentation

7:00 PM - 7:30 PM Q&A and Networking


Anand Athiviraham is a senior associate in the Corporate Group at Watson Goepel LLP. He advises clients in the areas of corporate and commercial law, real estate law, and on estate matters including mergers & acquisitions, conveyancing of property, and estate planning. Anand has extensive experience negotiating and drafting a variety of commercial agreements, including licensing agreements, shareholder agreements, service agreements and employment agreements, as well as leases and wills. With a keen interest in technology law, Anand understands the unique needs of startups and entrepreneurs, having established and managed his own e-commerce company for several years.

Cameron Funnell is an associate in the Business Group at Watson Goepel LLP. His practice focuses primarily on corporate and commercial matters including share and asset purchase agreements, shareholder and partnership agreements, loan agreements, leases, and all manner of commercial contracts. He also practices in the areas of wills and estates, real estate, and employment law. Cameron previously worked as an intellectual property lawyer and has experience in patent, trademark, and copyright law.