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Meyer Law: 2014 Year in Review

We’ve had a busy year and are looking forward to an amazing year ahead.  We’re so thankful for opportunities and relationships made over the years and wish you a happy, healthy and prosperous year to come.  

A Look Back at Denver Startup Week

We are always happy to work with the Denver startup community, and started off the fall with a trip to 2014 Denver Startup Week.

Tricia Meyer, our founder and managing attorney, and Melody Ashby, a senior attorney at Meyer Law, presented the “Five Fastest Ways to Sink Your Startup” with Scott Leivian and Stephanie Burns from TriNet and Peter Adams from Rockies Venture Club. Tricia and Melody covered the importance of founder’s agreements, appropriate contracts and protecting intellectual property and confidential information.  We enjoyed meeting so many inspiring entrepreneurs and look forward to next year!

Meyer Law In the News

In December, Tricia Meyer talked with Business News Daily about the importance of a founder’s agreement when starting a business with someone.

If you are thinking about starting a business or already in the midst of starting up, learn about “Legal Mistakes Entrepreneurs Can Easily Avoid” from Tricia’s piece in UP Global.

In September, Business2Community published Tricia’s piece “Networking Tips for Entrepreneurs.” Tricia learned her networking skills through experience as a serial entrepreneur. Read her top four tips for building your business by developing your network.

Meyer Law Gives

Through our new initiative, Meyer Law Gives, we’re giving away a contract every quarter. This quarter, we’re giving away a Founder’s Agreement to help strengthen the foundation of your business. To enter, tweet us using #meyerlawgives and let us know why you should win! Next winner will be chosen on 12/31/14.  Read the official rules here.

Click here for a complete list of Meyer Law’s press.

Meet Advisors: Business Breakthrough Series

In Meet Advisors Business Breakthrough series, Tricia Meyer connects viewers with the brightest, most dynamic entrepreneurs in the business. Through  compelling stories of personal triumphs, business breakthroughs and strategic advice, this series highlights the entrepreneurs that inspire us to take the risks necessary to turn our passion into reality.

Watch this interview with Mike Biselli of Industry and Stride, telling entrepreneurs to believe in yourself because if you don’t, no one else will.

In this interview at Denver Startup Week 2014, Bart Lorang of Full Contact shares great advice for entrepreneurs: be persistent.  See more here.

Have you heard about House of Genuis?  It’s genius. Learn more about it in this interview with Founder, Toma Bedolla.

Quick Legal Tips

Do you know how to protect your brand?  Read Tricia Meyer’s guest blog on GrouponWorks with tips on how to protect what you’re working so hard for – your business and brand!

Starting a business with someone?  Tricia Meyer shares why it’s necessary to get a Founder’s Agreement in place in this GrouponWorks guest blog.

If your employees use their own mobile devices for business, you should have a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy in place. This policy addresses the ownership of company data, confidentiality obligations and the right to monitor the devices. Learn more from Tricia Meyer’s Business2Community piece, “Prepare Your Business for the BYOD Trend with a Strong Policy.”

If you’re not paying interns, you must meet all six of the U.S. Department of Labor’s criteria under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Fulfilling just a few of the guidelines is not enough. Read more about paid and unpaid internships and the legal requirements that apply to them.

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Upcoming Events:

Office Hours for 1871 members
1:00-3:30 pm
January 6, 2015
1871, Chicago, IL

Innovation Pavilion Anniversary Bash
6:00 pm
January 8, 2015
Innovation Pavilion, Centennial, CO

Workshop: Preparing to Scale and Filling your Pipeline
9:30-11:00 am
January 15, 2015
1871, Chicago, IL

Office Hours for 1871 members
1:00-3:30 pm
January 20, 2015
1871, Chicago, IL

Workshop at SPACE
3:00-4:00 pm
January 22, 2015
SPACE, Chicago, IL

Founder’s Institute Graduation
5:30 pm
January 27, 2015
Chicago, IL

Visit our website’s Events Page to stay up-to-date on Meyer Law’s upcoming events.

We’ve Been Helping:

~ a startup with multiple partners launch a television channel, assisting with everything from founder’s agreement, vesting agreements, partner agreements and trademark protections.

~ an emerging growth technology company convert from an LLC to a C-Corp in anticipation of funding.

~ an established technology company with international expansion and Safe Harbor certification.

What Some of Our Clients Have Been Up To: