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Enterprise Toronto to run legal boot camp

Tuesday, February 07, 2017 @ 1:05 PM | By Elisa Birnbaum

Anyone starting or running a business faces a host of legal questions. Enterprise Toronto's half-day boot camp on Feb. 9 will provide answers to those everyday legal issues and concerns.

Attendees will gain a better understanding of general legal concepts and will be better able to identify legal issues before they become real problems. They'll also learn about practical solutions they can implement immediately.

The boot camp will cover the following areas:
  • Business structures: choosing between incorporation, partnership and sole proprietorship
  • Contracts: identifying key terms and provisions
  • Shareholders agreements: what they do and why your business may need one
  • Invoicing: what you need to include to ensure your invoices are enforceable
  • Intellectual property: using copyrights, trademarks and patents to protect your brand and information
  • Hiring employees and contractors: the critical differences between employees and contractors
  • Small claims litigation: where to go to enforce your contracts when necessary
  • Entering into a commercial lease: the critical terms and provisions to consider before entering a lease
  • Legal resources: helpful resources to learn more about legal issues for small businesses.

Boot camp speakers are Derek Hopfner and Shane Murphy, co-founders of Law Scout, an online legal marketplace that makes it easy for small businesses to hire experienced lawyers at upfront, fixed fees.

The event will take place at Toronto City Hall. For more information, click here.