SAN FRANCISCO – April 24, 2017 – Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s Emerging Technology Practice will present on four separate sessions at this year’s Angel Capital Association (ACA) Summit in San Francisco (April 26-28 at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis Hotel). The sessions include:
- After the Check: Tactics to Boost Your Returns (April 27, 9:45-10:30 a.m.)
James J. DeCarlo, a shareholder in the Intellectual Property Practice in New York and New Jersey, will present on a session covering specific tactics that angels, who are not sitting around board tables, can employ during the holding periods after investing.
- Workshop for Showcase Companies – The Ins and Outs of Term Sheets (April 27, 9:45-10:30 a.m.)
Emily Ladd-Kravitz, an associate in the Corporate & Securities Practice and Emerging Technology Industry Group in Boston specializing in mergers & acquisitions and venture capital, and Beth Cohen, director of Global Emerging Growth Services in the Emerging Technology Industry Group in Philadelphia, will be presenting on term sheets, which is one of the most important documents to an entrepreneur. They will provide answers to the following questions: Which terms are most important? How do they affect you? What are the best ways to negotiate for good results?
- Workshop for Showcase Companies: Intellectual Property and Patents (April 27, 11-11:45 a.m.)
DeCarlo and Chinh H. Pham, co-leader of the firm’s Emerging Technology Practice and chair of the firm’s Nanotechnology Practice in Boston, will hold a workshop regarding what startup enterprises need to know about developing, protecting, and monetizing their IP assets.
- The Next Big Thing in Tech – VR, IoT, Deep Learning…(April 27, 2:15-3 p.m.)
Pham will also present on a session addressing the hottest technology trends in the last two years, including virtual reality/augmented reality (VR/AR), IoT, and Artificial Intelligence. The panel will explore future trends and investment opportunities in each category.
- Structuring Deals (April 28, 11:15 a.m.-12 p.m.)
Kravitz will participate in a session that analyzes the structuring of deals.
The ACA Summit is one of the premier professional development events for angel investors, ACA members, other accredited investors, and professionals in the startup ecosystem. The Summit brings together more than 700 investors to share best practices in angel investing, to discuss the latest data and trends in startup investing in tech and life sciences and to meet with corporate leaders to build relationships for investor portfolio companies. The full agenda can be seen here: https://www.angelcapitalassociation.org/data/Events/2017%20Summit/DetailedAgenda04-13-17.pdf
Greenberg Traurig will also host a cocktail reception for the ACA Life Sciences Angels at the firm’s San Francisco office from 7 to 9:30 p.m. on April 27. Shareholders Leslie R. Katz, Francoise Gilbert, Carolyn Fitzhugh McNiven, and John P. Ward will be speaking at the event.
Greenberg Traurig is an annual partner of the ACA.
About Greenberg Traurig’s Emerging Technology Practice
Greenberg Traurig’s Emerging Technology Group is a multidisciplinary legal team focused on guiding emerging technology companies through all the stages of their development, from initial business formation through angel or venture capital financing to initial public offerings and mergers and acquisitions. Drawing on the firm’s broad platform, the group offers clients a streamlined approach to meeting their diverse legal needs – a single team that can scale up its services as clients’ businesses grow. The attorneys regularly advise clients on a host of pressing legal issues, from IP protection and software/IT matters through labor and employment, compensation, and tax issues.
About Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GTLaw) has more than 2,000 attorneys in 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East and is celebrating its 50th anniversary. One firm worldwide, GTLaw has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, was named the second largest firm in the U.S. by Law360 in 2016, and among the Top 20 on the 2016 Am Law Global 100. Web: www.gtlaw.com Twitter: @GT_Law.