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Lawyer Up

BLK hack meetup

May 16th 2017

6:30p – 7:00p – Networking

7:00p – 7:14p Thanks to partners/sponsors w/few announcements

7:15p – 8:15p – Panel discussion w/ Q&A

8:15p – 9:00p – Post Networking

This month’s event we will have a panel of Attorneys who will each speak on their journey and talk about some of their success stories. They will also be discussing some of the challenges they’ve come across putting deals together. We want to educate our audience on the legal process it takes to launch a startup the right way. Now is the time to prepare some questions around terms sheets, equity, partners, dilution, trademarks, licensing, mergers & acquisitions, vesting etc. We want to make sure as we help prepare startups to get launched and get traction, they are protected and know the language.

Kwame Christian Esq., M.A.

Negotiation Coach & Consultant | Lawyer | Podcaster

Kwame provides one on one negotiation/persuasion coaching, hands-on negotiation support, and engaging negotiation seminars/CLEs.Kwame host the top negotiation podcast on iTunes, Negotiate Anything. The show has been downloaded over 50,000 times, has listeners in over 62 different countries, and has been featured on the home page of iTunes.

Alex Brown

Member/Partner at Dickinson Wright PLLC

Alex Brown is in the corporate and technology practices at Dickinson Wright, and he focuses on transactional and business law issues. He focuses his practice on advising privately held companies, particularly in the software and technology industries, through formation, capital raising, commercialization of IP assets, and expansion or sale of the company. He has a vested interest in supporting and growing the tech community in Central Ohio. Areas of focus: Deals and negotiations involving technology/IP. Sophisticated business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions. Day-to-day legal and employment issues of tech companies.

Kelton Crenshaw

A Creative director and small business owner. He is an experienced attorney working with some of the world’s biggest brands. Puma, New Era, Dusse, and Tackma are some of the brands Kelton works with. Kelton has a vested interest in licensing, deal structure and working with Influencers/Brands.