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Jay Sullivan is a business lawyer and trusted advisor to entrepreneurs and investors in early and late stage companies. He works with businesses across many sectors, with particular focus on the technology, healthcare, education, life sciences and energy sectors, and always love learning about the opportunities and challenges presented by new businesses and ideas. He strives to solve complex problems as simply as he can for his clients, and it’s always his goal to leave the negotiating table with better results and relationships for all sides than when they started.
Transaction Simulation: Forming & Financing a Start-Up Business: LAW JD 789
This course is one of the semester-long transaction simulations offered as part of the School's Transactional Law Program. The simulated transaction is the formation and initial financing of a privately-held company in the software industry. The transaction will expose students to the principal issues in counseling entrepreneurs as to their emerging businesses, including key elements such as entity creation, duties of management and control among owners, equity compensation, intellectual property protection, capital raising through preferred stock financing, and financing-related contracts based on industry-standard models. Through in-class discussions and graded homework assignments, students will simulate the work of practicing attorneys (both junior and senior) who counsel start-ups and their founders on a day-to-day basis. The course grade will be based on three drafting homework assignments, contributions in class, and a group project focused on a self-selected current topic. CLASS SIZE: Limited to 12 students. PREREQUISITE: Corporations. NOTES: This course counts toward the 6 credit Experiential Learning requirement. The class will also satisfy the Transaction Simulation requirement of the Transactional Practice Concentration. GRADING NOTICE: This course does not offer the CR/NC/H option. ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENT: A student who fails to attend the first class or to obtain permission to be absent from either the instructor or the Registrar, will be administratively dropped from the class. Students who are on the wait list are required to attend the first meeting to be considered for enrollment.SPRG 2019: LAW JD 789 A1 , Jan 17th to Apr 18th 2019