Academics

HADM 6800: Law for Entrepreneurs

Spring. 3 credits.

Co-meets with HADM 4800. Undergraduate students must enroll in HADM 4800.

An analysis of key legal issues that a startup or growing business must address, including: (i) choosing type of business entity, (ii) proper establishment and utilization of corporate boards of directors, (iii) sources of capital and understanding capitalization structures (common stock, preferred stock, warrants, etc.) (iv) use of stock options as employee incentives, (v) protecting confidential information and inventions, (vi) fundamental employment practices, (vii) negotiating relationships with landlords, distributors, resellers and customers; and (viii) secured transactions and basic debtor-creditor law.