Legal Business Structures for Startups

To incorporate or not to incorporate? That is a question that every entrepreneur or business owner must ask themselves at some point. During this workshop, you will learn the appropriate business structure for your start-up, whether your company needs a founder’s agreement, how to protect your intellectual property rights and how start-ups can protect themselves from employment-related lawsuits.

We will explore a variety of different corporate structures including:
• Incorporation
• Partnerships
• Limited Liability Corporation (LLC)
• Sole Proprietorships

We will also be discussing the key differences in your legal name versus your business name.

The event is open to all UWindsor & St. Clair College students, members of the community, entrepreneurs and past EPICentre workshop participants.

Guest Speakers

Joshua Cheifetz Josh Cheifetz is a partner at Strosberg Sasso Sutts LLP. Josh primarily focuses his practice in the area of business law. He is a graduate of the University of Windsor and University of Detroit Canadian American Dual JD Program. Josh specializes in Corporate/Commercial and Tax law and primarily acts for Entrepreneurial companies.

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Brian Cowell, CPA, CA Brian is a senior manager at Baker Tilly Windsor LLP. He provides accounting and assurance services to clients in a wide variety of industries including professionals, insurance, not-for-profits, charities, manufacturing, tech and automotive. Brian has assisted numerous small business owners with tax planning, compliance, HST, compensation strategies and buying and selling a business. He works closely with owner-managers to provide strategic advice and a tailor-made approach to tax planning in order to achieve business objectives in a tax effective manner.

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Registration for this event is now closed.

  • When: Friday, November 22, 2019 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

    Venue: EPICentre, Joyce Entrepreneurship Centre, 2nd Floor

    Where: 2455 Wyandotte St. W., Windsor On N9B 3P4

    Cost: Free