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Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network

Business Legal Primer

Tue 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Topic: Managing a Business

Business Legal Primer

This presentation will help you gain a better understanding of the core legal concepts impacting your business.

  • Choice of Entity – What does it mean to be a sole proprietor, partnership, limited liability company or corporation; which type is right for your business?

  • Employee vs. Independent Contractor – Avoiding the steep risks of misclassification -- the basics of determining whether you are hiring an employee or engaging an independent contractor.

  • Trademark, patent or copyright – What’s the difference, when and how you need to get one.

Presenter, Sarah K. Willey is Counsel in the firm’s Business and Finance Department, and is also a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group and Employment Law Practice Group. She has experience advising clients in the areas of business formation, mergers and acquisitions, business succession planning, and corporate structuring of businesses in regulated industries. Sarah counsels’ clients in protecting and maximizing their intellectual property via trademarks, copyrights, and licensing agreements. She also assists businesses with designing, implementing and auditing corporate compliance programs under International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

Information on how to join will be sent prior to event.

Fee: No Cost

Phone: 413-577-1768


MSBDC Western Regional Office
MSBDC Western Regional Office Scibelli Enterprise Center 1 Federal Street, Building 101 Springfield, MA 01105