What do you need to know about forming a company, founders agreements, contracts, taking on investment, and giving away equity to team members or investors? Learning these business basics can save you expensive mistakes down the road. John R. Appler, J.D., Partner, Cohen Compagni Beckman Appler & Knoll, PLLC (CCBLaw), will be discussing these, and other topics, on November 5 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars at Bird Library. This session is essential for anyone thinking about starting a business, taking on partners, thinking about structuring investment, or giving away equity. Come with questions, because this will be a highly interactive session.
John is a founding member of CCBLaw, practicing primarily in the areas of business and commercial real estate law. His clients include professional service entities, manufacturers, technology companies, banks and other lending institutions. He counsels clients in a wide variety of matters, including business formation, planning and operations, mergers and acquisitions (representing both sellers and purchasers), private equity placements and business succession.
John works closely with clients during every stage of the life of a business. He counsels clients prior to business formation in selecting the appropriate business entity. He advises them during business operations with respect to structuring key employee incentives and negotiating contracts. Clients seeking investments in their companies through private stock or other equity offerings have worked with John to ensure compliance with federal and state laws. John also works with clients both in preparing their businesses for sale and throughout the sale process to maximize results.
John is a frequent lecturer on business and real estate law topics. He is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center.