This course will examine the legal issues behind structuring and financing the tech start-up. Students will learn about early stage structuring from proprietorship to corporation and the legal advantages and pitfalls of each structure. They will also learn about the legal framework behind the angel investment round, tax incentive programs and legal liability, early stage debt financing options, investment due diligence, Series A financing, drafting the term sheet, and post Series A financing. By the end of the course, students should be able to identify a range of legal issues as well as prepare a Series A financing term sheet for a tech start-up.


LAW 101, LAW 110 and LAW 210, OR 45 credits of 100-level or higher coursework

Course Outlines

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