Legal advice for startups is focus of incubator workshop

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Michael Borrello

Attorney Michael Borrello

A virtual workshop, designed to assist entrepreneurs and startups by presenting an overview of key legal issues, will be presented on Wednesday, Oct. 28, by attorney Michael Borrello as part of the continuing Entrepreneurial Education Program at the Fredonia Technology Incubator.

Mr. Borrello, of Phillips Lytle LLP, a Buffalo legal firm, will offer an overview of key issues facing start-up companies that include a discussion of IP issues (patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets) and corporate formation issues. The workshop will also cover information on entity choice considerations and how to structure a business to increase efficiency in day-to-day operations, as well as, anticipate funding hurdles.

“The Entrepreneurial Education Program provides entrepreneurs with useful, hands on information and an opportunity to ask presenters questions,” said Incubator Director Chuck Cornell. “High quality and interactive entrepreneurial workshops such as this are a key part of our services and programming we provide at the Incubator.”

The workshop, from noon to 1 p.m., is free and is open to the public and will take place remotely via Zoom. Participants must register for the event online. Registered participants will receive e a Zoom invite via email prior to the event. For more information, contact the incubator at (716) 680-6009 or email.

The incubator, an economic development program of SUNY Fredonia, works with external partners to promote economic growth by supporting entrepreneurship and the development of new, innovative companies into successful business ventures. It provides administrative and business services, mentoring, networking, professional consulting, education opportunities such as workshops, and access to capital and work ready space.

More information about the incubator is available online, on Twitter @Tech_Incubator and on Instagram @fredtechincbtr. Recordings of previous professional workshops are also available online.

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