Let’s not make a federal case out of it: Startup Law 101 at Portland Incubator Experiment (PIE) tonight

Well, you’re going to need some legal advice. But where to start? That’s where the Portland Incubator Experiment (PIE) is trying to help with Startup Law 101.

When you get going with a startup, it’s usually driven by passion, desire, and the hopes of making the world a better place. Rarely—and I do mean rarely—does that initial drive involve the world of contracts and legal shelters.

But fact of the matter is, if you’re going to make your startup a reality—and a going concern—you’re going to need to make sure that you’ve crossed all the “I”s and dotted all of the “T”s. Or um. Well, you’re going to need some legal advice. But where to start? That’s where the Portland Incubator Experiment (PIE) is trying to help.

We have invited one of the tech startup industry’s best law firms to come and talk to the entreprenuers in Portland’s startup scene. Neil Nathanson from the Portland office of the leading startup law firm Perkins Coie, will talk about the critical points in a startup’s lifecycle where having your own legal sledgehammer is essential. Also joining him will be Jeff Bock, addressing licensing and intellectual property issues and Neil addressing corporate and finance issues. He will also cover what sort of services and counsel you can expect from a law firm and then be open for a Q&A session.

The event begins at 6 PM, today, Thursday. But if you want to show up a little early, the PIE folks will be buying pizza for all y’all along about 5:30.

So first RSVP for the PIE event on Upcoming. And then get yourself on over to 1227 NW Davis to get some free legal advice. On how to get legal advice. Or something.

See you at PIE.

(Image courtesy Jason McHuff. Used under Creative Commons.)

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