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Meeting Description

Date: April, 2014:
Protecting your business

The presentation will explore three major areas:
1. Protecting your business through an entity

  • Advantages and Disadvantages
  • Key differences between common entity types
  • The importance of maintaining an entity's legal formalities
2. Protecting your business by documenting key relationships
  • What relationships should you document with a contract?
  • Terms of a typical services/consulting agreement: what is most important and why
3. Protecting your business’ key assets (brief overview)
  • Intellectual property
  • Employees/Contractors
  • Real and personal property

Matthew Bisturis joined Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt in 2007. He specializes in the areas of business and real estate transactions, including choice of entity and entity formations, business transition and succession planning, mergers and acquisitions, real estate acquisitions and dispositions, commercial leases, and general corporate and real estate matters. Mr. Bisturis works with private and public entities, nonprofit corporations and individuals in all aspects of business and real estate transactions.

He is a member of Schwabe's Business Transitions Group – a multidisciplinary team of attorneys who show business owners how to create personal value by using legal strategies to maximize, capture, and keep the illiquid wealth that has been built in their closely-held businesses.

Mr. Bisturis is a member of the Washington State Bar, Oregon State Bar and Clark County Bar Association. He volunteers his time to the Washington Small Business Development Center through Washington State University-Vancouver which provides advice, training and research to entrepreneurs and existing businesses in Southwest Washington.

In 2011, he was honored by The Vancouver Business Journal as a recipient of the "Accomplished & Under 40" Award. The awards honor young professionals who have distinguished themselves with a balance of accomplishments both in their profession and in the community at large.

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