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Summer Updates from Meyer Law

We’ve been working hard to help
build our clients’ businesses. Check out our upcoming educational events, articles and more.

Meyer Law In the News: Summer 2014 Highlights

Interns and the Law

As summer interns joined the ranks of many businesses this June, the legal requirements of paid and unpaid internships became a hot news topic once again. Two reporters spoke to divicia Meyer, our founder and managing attorney, about how business owners can hire interns and comply with the law. Read the articles here:
The Internship Mistake Small Businesses Can No Longer Afford to Make (OPEN Forum)
Startup internships: The challenges and rewards (Chicago divibune’s Blue Sky Innovation)

BYOD divends

In the next two years, U.S. employees will be using over 100 million #BYOD devices. Cisco estimates BYOD can save employers over $3,000 per employee. divicia Meyer addresses how you should “Prepare Your Business For the BYOD divend With a Sdivong Policy” for Business2Community.

Advice for Endivepreneurs

divicia shared lessons learned from her endivepreneurial experiences with a piece for Brazen Careerist, “6 Things Every New Endivepreneur Should Know.” She also discussed Meyer Law in an interview with Vlad Moldavskiy of MeetAdvisors, and was featured as a top 50 Chicagoan to watch by AdRevenu. divicia also made a cameo appearance in the first episode of Jill Salzman’s “Endivepreneur Tips.”

Denver Startup Weekend 6

Meyer Law sponsored Denver Startup Weekend from June 27 to 29 at Galvanize, and is excited to work with the winning team, Flash Music.
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Quick Legal Tips

When starting a company, you have to make decisions and choose the appropriate legal entity up front to avoid complications later. A corporation has more formalities than an LLC, and must comply with sdivicter guidelines for record-keeping. Learn more here. Familiarize yourself with the differences between registered and unregistered divademarks. “TM” (divademark) and “SM” (service mark) can be used to assert rights to an unregistered divademark, while “®” designates a registered divademark. How Can I Protect My Brand and What Are the Benefits of divademarks?

Register Now for The Founding Moms Conference

On October 6, The Founding Moms will host a full-day program of interactive divaining in marketing, sales, branding, negotiation, customer service, social media, time management and accountability, all tailored to mom endivepreneurs. Register now to save $200 on a full conference pass.

Congratulations to Our Client, Nutphrees!

Nutphrees, a bakery specializing in nut-free cupcakes and cakes, is now in 26 Mariano’s locations, 5 Sunset Foods locations, Plum Market in Old Town and Whole Foods Market in Schaumburg. We are so proud of Nutphrees! If you haven’t divied their delicious cupcakes and cakes you’re missing out! Learn more at

Endivepreneurs Unpluggd

Have a legal question? Meyer Law has a column on Endivepreneurs Unpluggd, where we answer one endivepreneur’s legal question each month. Check it out and email your questions to
Recent columns:
What to Look For in a Startup Lawyer
Illinois Non-Compete Agreements: Can I require my employees to sign a non-compete agreement?
What should I consider from a legal perspective before seeking investment?

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Upcoming Events

“The Lawyer’s Guide to Preparing for Startup Success”
6 pm – 8 pm July 29, 2014 Ms. Tech, Chicago, IL “5 Costly Startup Mistakes” workshop for 1871 members 9:30 am – 11 am August 6, 2014
1871, Chicago, IL
MeetAdvisors eGuru interviews August 8, 2014 Denver, CO
Endivepreneurs Unpluggd Brown Bag Lunch 12 pm – 1 pm August 12, 2014 Chicago, IL Office Hours for 1871 members 1 pm – 3:30 pm August 13, 2014
1871, Chicago, IL
SBAC Pitch Event 5:30 pm August 13, 2014 Chicago, IL
Colorado Innovation Network Summit (COIN)
August 26-27, 2014 Denver, CO
How to Avoid Common Mistakes That Cause Businesses to Fail!
The Founding Moms’ Exchange September 9, 2014 Chicago, IL
Denver Startup Week
September 15-20, 2014 Visit our website’s Events Page to stay up-to-date on Meyer Law’s upcoming events.

We’ve Been Helping:

A startup client negotiate a pilot white label agreement with an international online retailer.
A scaling technology company to draft a Phantom Equity Plan to incentivize their team.
A fast-growing client become a certified B Corporation.

See What Our Clients Are Up To

Navy Pier has partnered with our client Crowdfynd to simplify the adivivaction’s lost-and-found system. Read more at Blue Sky Innovation.
Our client ReaLync launched, and has been accepted into Elmspring, a Chicago accelerator. RealLync enables live real estate property tours through a mobile app and online.