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Thursday, November 15 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Where Do I Start With My Start-Up?

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Starting a business in 2019? Started a business and want a refresher on key legal considerations for your business? This workshop will discuss key legal issues for your small business to consider to limit your legal risks. The following topics will be discussed:

  • Which business structure should your company choose?
  • What legal documents do you need to complete to start a business in DC?
  • What factors go into classifying workers as independent contractors vs. employees?
  • What steps can you take to protect your intellectual property?
  • What should you consider before hiring employees?
  • What legal requirements should you consider when securing grant funding?

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Jessica Childress

Managing Attorney, The Childress Firm PLLC
Ms. Childress is the managing attorney and founder of the Childress Firm PLLC, an employment law firm based in Washington, D.C.  Ms. Childress holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law.    After law school, Ms. Childress served as a federal judicial law... Read More →

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Toya Carmichael

Commissioner, DC Commission for Long Term Health
Toya Carmichael, Esq. is a grant writer with a true passion for serviceorganizations. Toya is a Past Chair of the Washington Bar Association YoungLawyers Division. Currently, Toya fulfills her civic duties as a Commissioner forThe DC Commission for Long Term Health, a Board Member... Read More →
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Radiance Harris

CEO, Radiance IP Law LLC
Radiance W. Harris, Esq. is the founder and managing attorney of Radiance IP Law, an exclusively flat fee law firm in the Washington, DC area. For nearly a decade, she has successfully represented small and large companies ranging from startups to multi-national corporations across... Read More →
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Kendell Kelly

Managing Attorney, Kendell Kelly P.C.
Kendell Renee Kelly is a Lifestyle LawyerTM and strategist specializingin the intellectual property, business, sports and entertainmentindustries.On the road to creating that area of practice, Kendell was accepted intoa dual-degree program on a NASA scholarship and went away tocollege... Read More →
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Shavon Smith

SJS Law Firm
Ms. Smith is the principal of The SJS Law Firm, PLLC where she counsels business owners,start-ups, and entrepreneurs in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Michigan on a range of legalissues.  She serves a diverse client base across multiple industry segments including franchisees,government... Read More →