On November 9, Davis Malm attorneys Brian Coughlin, Andrew Myers, and Rich Sampson, presented the program, “Legal Insights for Entrepreneurs, Startups and Emerging Companies,” to aspiring entrepreneurs and early-stage businesses at the Newton Innovation Center (NIC).

The program addressed legal topics that businesses should consider at various stages of growth, including securing investment, structuring founder and shareholder agreements, protecting trade secrets, developing patent and trademark protections, and addressing immigration issues faced by foreign national entrepreneurs, among other subjects. The intent of the program was to equip early stage companies with the tools to lay proper groundwork and put structures in place for the long-term success of their businesses.

Launched in 2016, the NIC is a joint-collaboration between MassChallenge, the Cambridge Innovation Center, and the City of Newton. The NIC is a startup-friendly collaborative workspace with the mission to catalyze a global renaissance, starting on a local scale.

For more information contact: Joanne Thorud; (617) 589-3894; jthorud@davismalm.com

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