Varnum attorneys Matt Bower and Zach Meyer were featured presenters at the 34th Annual Business Law Institute presented by the Business Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan, in cooperation with the Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE). They presented on the topic “Help a Startup Prepare for Seed Funding.”
Bower and Meyer both have significant experience working with emerging companies and in the venture capital community. Their presentation covered corporate matters, intellectual property considerations, and securities law compliance. They discussed common funding techniques and documents including an overview on SAFES, convertible notes and preferred stock financings.
In addition to their corporate practices, Bower and Meyer are both involved in and have previously led the firm’s MiSpringboard program, which provides free legal services to qualified Michigan startups.