On Dec8, 202210:00AM ‑11:00AMUSPAACC Western Chapter held a webinar “Building a Strong Legal Foundation for Your Business”. 26 people attended. USPAACC Western Chapter held this webinar to let small business owners have a clear idea on how to start a small business, also let the small business owners know what needs to be paid attention to. Law and regulations may sound scary but if small business owners have basic knowledge or consult an attorney before making the decision. It will save a lot more money.
- Learn how to start, grow and protect your business
- What are do’s and don’ts for starting a small business
- What kinds of contracts do you need and what are points you should pay attention to when creating or signing one
Morvareed Salehpour, Esq.
Morvareed Z. Salehpour is Managing Attorney of Salehpour Legal, a law firm specializing in assisting entrepreneurs, startups, and businesses in creating and negotiating the strongest contracts and tech transactions for scaling and protecting their businesses. She also counsels them on issues involved with services and product features and launches, intellectual property licensing and protection, data and privacy rights, and cybersecurity issues. She has represented clients across the nation ranging from entrepreneurs and small businesses to Fortune 500 companies and works in a variety of industries. Ms. Salehpour is a graduate of UCLA and UCLA School of Law. Morvareed is also Past-President of the Santa Monica Bar Association, Board Member and Career Chair for the UCLA Alumni Westside Bruins Network, Board Member and Co-Event Chair of UCLA Law Women LEAD, and a regular speaker and writer on business and tech law issues.
Cathryn Gawne, Partner at M&H, LLP
Cathy has over 20 years of experience in counseling early and mid-stage public and private companies on growth strategies such as raising capital through private and public equity and debt financings. She provides guidance on corporate governance and SEC reporting issues, counsels entrepreneurs who are starting new businesses, and helps clients grow their businesses through strategic partnerships, joint ventures and mergers and acquisitions. In one aspect of her corporate/securities practice, Cathy represents high net worth investors, entrepreneurs and C‑level executives faced with complex and far-reaching decisions and transactions involving their business investments and assets. Cathy’s clients are leaders in Silicon Valley high technology industries who seek her unique blend of expertise in securities law and independence from conflict, for thoughtful advice focusing on protecting their individual interests in critical transactions, such as financings and mergers/acquisitions. Cathy holds an A.B. from Stanford University and a J.D. from the UCLA School of Law. She is a member and the current Secretary of the State Bar of California Business Law Section’s Corporations Committee, and a member and former Chair of the Board of the Silicon Valley Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth. She has been named by the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal as a Woman of Influence, and has received a YWCA Tribute to Women in Industry (TWIN) Award from the YWCA of Silicon Valley. For the past nine years, as a proud member of Stanford University’s 12th Man Club (a group that secures summer employment for members of the Stanford University football team – Go Cardinal!), Cathy has sponsored and mentored a number of football players as summer law clerks, several of whom are now practicing attorneys.
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