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Doug Bend – Legal Tips For Entrepreneurs

December 28, 2012: Please Note Doug Bend is the founder of the Bend Law Group, PC formerly known as The Law Office of Doug Bend

Special Guest: Doug Bend

Business: Bend Law Group, PC

Doug Bend

Bend is the founder of Bend Law Group, PC, a law firm focused on start-ups and small businesses.

He is also the General Counsel for Modify Industries, Inc. and tIFc LLC and a Legal Mentor in The Hub Ventures Program, which provides funding and resources to a community of social entrepreneurs, and for the Young Entrepreneur Council, a non-profit dedicated to helping young entrepreneurs start successful businesses.  In addition, Bend is a member of The Corporations Law Committee of The State Bar of California.

Prior to opening Bend Law Group, PC, he was a corporate attorney for a law firm in New York City before relocating to San Francisco where his brother lives.  He also served as a Judicial Clerk for the Nebraska Supreme Court and the Superior Court of the U.S. Virgin Islands. Before law school, Doug was a Legislative Assistant for U.S. Representative David Price, where he managed a portfolio of issues including tax and small business.

Topics Covered

  1. What is the first step I should take when starting a business to make it a legal entity?
  2. Should we start an LLC a S Corp or C Corp?
  3. What are the most common mistakes that entrepreneurs make when starting their ventures?
  4. When bootstrapping a business, what is the best way to get legal advice and consultation without breaking the bank?
  5. What are good tips for hiring an attorney?
  6. What is your opinion of online legal registration companies?
  7. Should I incorporate in Delaware?
  8. When I have a really good idea about my business, how do I safeguard my idea?

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