The Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars at Syracuse University has created a handy Toolkit Series to help guide innovators through the entrepreneurial journey. Packed with practical worksheets on customer discovery, research tools, finance, fundraising, and other essentials related with venture development, this toolkit can help student innovators move from concept to commercialization. The LaunchPad will also be hosting a series of “Toolkit Sessions” with professional service providers to drill deeper into some of these topic areas. The first session will feature John R. Appler, J.D., Partner, Cohen Compagni Beckman Appler & Knoll, PLLC (CCBLaw), on January 30, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., in the LaunchPad at Bird Library
Jump start the spring semester by learning what you need to know about the basics of business formation. Learn about business structures, agreements, and some basics about planning for financing and investments. 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.