Start-up Legal Matters 101

caloba bayhelix fenwick

This seminar will cover the key legal issues any first-time entrepreneur should understand before starting a technology-based business. Areas of focus include understanding key formation and management issues, how to minimize legal risk, and how to deal with investors, and get funding from various sources. Just bring yourself. All experience levels and background welcome.。


1. 2014 CALOBA IP Seminar: Start-up Legal Matters 101

At the end of this seminar, you will:

  • Understand the key distinctions between different legal entities
  • Understand the key issues among co-founders, such as ownership, management, and control
  • Understand the basics of different rounds of financing
  • Recognize and know how to mitigate potential IP risks
  • Improve your funding strategies, documentation, and negotiation techniques
  • Connect to potential investors and navigate securities law

Panelists and Moderators include:

  • Steven Levine (Partner at Fenwick and West LLP)
  • Jessica Zhou (Former GC and VP Legal Affairs at Ubiquiti Networks, Inc.)
  • Wei Zhou (CEO at Centrillion Biosciences, Inc.)
  • Ruming (Catherine) Liu (Partner at MagStone Law LLP)
  • Derek Huoth (Associate at Fenwick and West LLP)

Time: Monday, April 7, 2014, 6:30 pm-8:30 pm (Complimentary dinner provided by Fenwick & West LLP)

Location: Fenwick and West LLP (801 California Street, Mountain View, CA 94041)

RSVP (required) at Eventbrite (

Chinese American Lawyers of the Bay Area (CALOBA) “湾区华人律师协会 is a non-profit mutual benefit organization of mostly Chinese-speaking attorneys, law students and other professionals. One general purpose of the organization is to facilitate mutual understanding and dialog of U.S. and Chinese laws between the legal professionals of two countries. As the economies of the U.S. and China are increasingly intertwined, lawyers on both sides are collaborating to assist a greater flow of cross-border transactions to enable the two countries to prosper together with the aid of each other.

BayHelix is an organization of leaders of Chinese heritage in the global life sciences and healthcare community. We aspire to shape the growth of the life sciences and healthcare industry around the Pacific Rim and beyond, foster and create business opportunities, supply and nurture the leaders for the community, and network and share information and experience.  BayHelix is a non-profit organization and its membership is by-invitation-only.

Fenwick & West provides a broad range of services to emerging companies in technology and life sciences. More information can be found from Fenwick’s website. 

Event CoordinatorAlicia Wang (Deloitte)

See seminar summary and report here