As a small business owner, you are getting into contractual agreements all the time, with your clients, suppliers, distributors, service providers, landlords, and many more people.
How to protect yourself when getting into these agreements?
Please join our Understanding Business Contracts workshop at the SF LGBT Center to learn more. We are offering this workshop in partnership with Start Small, Think Big.
This workshop includes discussions of tendering a contract; understanding commonly-included boilerplate language; the responsibilities, roles, and obligations of the parties; suggestions for successful management of contracts; extensions of time; negotiation techniques; how to understand and use non-compete and non-disclosure clauses; and contract enforcement.
Dani Glazer is an associate in the Palo Alto office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where her practice focuses on the formation and financing of start-ups, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, securities laws, and other areas of corporate law. She has advised and guided several clients through the entity formation process, including drafting and negotiating sale and loan agreements, organizational documents, founder and employee agreements, and other corporate agreements. She has also guided many of those clients through one or
more financings, primarily through investment by venture capital firms.
Through her pro bono work, Dani has continued the community economic development work she began at the Duke Legal Clinics, advising early-stage start-ups, nonprofits, and small businesses. She believes in applying private business solutions to community economic development problems. Accordingly, she has advised clients regarding becoming benefits corporations, or certified as “B Corps”; fiscal sponsorship options; becoming a 501(c)(3) nonprofit; operating with a triple bottom line—fiscal, social, and environmental; and, most recently, converting into a worker-owned cooperative, which establishes democratic leadership, allows the selling owner to plan for retirement, and gives employees the opportunity to build wealth through ownership.