November 2021
10:00 am
Public Event

Legal Issues for the Small Business Owner

Sponsored by:
Small Business Development Center
Webinar, Glen Ellyn, IL

Business Status: Pre-Venture, Startup, Existing

This webinar is for entrepreneurs, start-ups, and existing growth companies, who seek legal information that may impact owning and operating a business.

Michael Marshall is an associate attorney with Huck Bouma Attorneys at Law (www.HuckBouma.com). He has a wide-ranging practice that encompasses business and tax planning, formation, organizational governance, contractual agreements, dispute resolution, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), reorganizations, and succession planning. In addition, Michael has a significant state and local tax background that often leads to valuable insight for his business and individual clients.

Prior to joining Huck Bouma, Michael was a senior consultant with a big four firm in Chicago.

Michael earned a B.A. from Knox College and a J.D. and M.B.A. from DePaul University.

Topics covered

  • Non-Compete Agreement with Your Former Employer
  • Who Owns the Intellectual Property in Your Business?
  • Choosing a Name, Name Searches, Trademarks
  • Business Filings & Licenses
  • Sole Prop. vs Corp. vs LLC
  • Business Structure and Formation
  • Legal Corporate Formalities
  • Avoid Piercing the Corporate Veil
  • Forming Business With Partners
  • Website Use, Cross Links, Email Newsletters, Spam
  • Due Diligence – On You, On Others
  • Professional, Prepared, Organized Image - Legal Ducks in Row
  • "Defend Trade Secrets Act" - Notices - New Law 5/11/16
  • Name Searches and Trademarks When Adding Products
  • Conflicts of Interest & Disclosure Conflicts
  • Contracts – Tips, Tricks, Landmines
  • Adding or Removing partners
  • Shareholder Agreements

Seminar may last longer than two hours depending on the amount of questions.


Please Note: At the end of each hour attendees will be given the opportunity to ask general questions. If you would like to inquire regarding personal business questions, there will be time set aside after the webinar to ask specific questions until 12:30 p.m.