Back to All Events

CMU: START SMART LAW: How to Structure Your Business Entity

  • Pitt Law School (Room 111) 3900 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA, 15213 United States (map)

Learn about different legal entity structures and other startup formation basics, including:

  • LLC v. C and S Corps

  • Founder Arrangements

    • Splitting the Founder's Equity Pie

    • Founder Agreements

    • Employee Equity

The seminar will be followed by a workshop during which experienced startup counsel will oversee law students and startups, who will work together to develop a legal 'roadmap' on recommended entity structuring, operating agreement and other formation issues. To participate, startups must not yet have formed a company, and they must submit a current Business Concept Template to kit@cs.cmu.edu by March 17.  Law students interested in working with the startups should contact Stephanie Dangel, SAD111@pitt.edu.  A limited number of startups and law students will be selected to participate in the roadmap process.  We will confirm your participation by 3/20.

Later Event: March 23
The Going Deep Summit 2.0