Top 10 Legal Mistakes Made by Entrepreneurs

Learn the Pitfalls to Avoid When Starting a New Venture


Matt Lyons, a partner at Andrews Kurth in its Technology & Emerging Companies practice group, will present on the top 10 legal mistakes made by entrepreneurs, including tax issues, vesting, IP protection, employee agreements and fundraising errors. A q&a session will follow.


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Matt practices corporate and securities law, where he specializes in representing private and public technology and other emerging growth companies. Matt advises companies, entrepreneurs and investors on forming and operating businesses, raising capital through private and public offerings, buying and selling companies, and on complying with the periodic reporting and Sarbanes-Oxley requirements of the federal securities laws. He also regularly counsels companies and their boards on corporate governance and executive compensation matters. He also represents and maintains relationships with a number of prominent venture capital, private equity and investment banking firms, and has participated in the formation of several venture capital funds. Matt has consistently been named as one of the leading lawyers in Texas for the area of Technology: Corporate and Commercial in the Chambers USA Rankings. He also been Martindale-Hubbell "Peer Review Rated" for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability. In 2005, Matt was named a "Texas Rising Star" in the area of Securities and Corporate Finance by Texas Super Lawyers and Texas Monthly Magazine.