[Baypiggies] Business Discussion

Glen Jarvis glen at glenjarvis.com
Thu Jul 22 23:31:42 CEST 2010

There has been talk recently about how to be a Python contractor. One of
those decisions is what type of legal entity would you like to be (Sole
Proprietor, LLC, Inc., S-Corp...etc.)

Here is a notice that I received from IEEE -- the registration is *now* and
the talk is tomorrow. So, if you are interested, you should respond
Legal Documents 101: *
*Operating a Successful Consulting Practice*

You are clearly an expert in technology, science and math. But you probably
haven't had the time to learn about contracts and non-disclosure agreements,
incorporating your business, or what kind of insurance you need or how to
collect on late payments.

Join the IEEE Consultants Network of Silicon Valley  to learn the answers to
these questions from top legal experts in the field, Jonathan Sweet, JD and
Lonnie Finkel, JD, as the Consulting Practices Program presents:

Legal Documents 101: Everything You Need to Know to Operate a Successful
Consulting Practice

*Main topics include:*
Contracts/Agreements - what to watch out for, and what to avoid
Sub-contracts - between two consultants or a consultant and a corp.
Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDA's)
Collecting payments - when to stop work, and how to charge interest on late
Incorporating your business (Inc, LLC, S-Corp, etc.)

*Participate in person or online:*   Learn more and Register

Date:             Friday July 23, 2010
Time:             8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Location:       Cogswell Polytechnic College, Sunnyvale, CA  (Hwys 101 &
Directions:    http://www.cogswell.edu/directions.htm

*To register and for more info please visit *Register
*Registration closes Thursday, July 22nd at 6 PM.*

*About the speakers*
Jonathan Sweet, JD works for business clients on litigation and
transactional matters. He is the author of two books on the subjects of
contracts and avoiding litigation, and he has taught law courses at Lincoln
Law School of San Jose, San Jose State University (SJSU) and the University
of San Francisco (USF). Jonathan has created a Risk Management Video that
addresses some important contractual issues.  He lectures regularly for
Lorman Education Services on transactional and litigation matters.  Jonathan
received his BA from UC Berkeley in 1978 and his JD from USF in 1985.

Lonnie Finkel’s law practice encompasses transactional, litigation and
regulatory matters on behalf of business enterprises and individuals. His
transactional practice focuses on the formation of new business enterprises
– including corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies – and
counseling clients on the proper governance of those enterprises. He holds a
BA from UCLA, an MP from the University of Virginia and a JD from American
University’s Washington College of Law. Mr. Finkel is licensed to practice
law in California, Maryland and the District of Columbia.

*Learn more and *Register
*NOTE: Registration closes on July 22nd at 6 PM*

Whatever you can do or imagine, begin it;
boldness has beauty, magic, and power in it.

-- Goethe
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