How to Start a New Business

Join Brian J. Burt, from Snell & Wilmer LLP as he speaks on the legal aspects of starting a new business in Arizona.

There are few things as exciting as starting your own business, but is Arizona the place to do it?

Fast Company has previously ranked Arizona #1 in the nation for entrepreneurial activity. Our state ranks fifth for projected job growth according to Kiplinger. In a study recently conducted by a labor-analytics firm Emsi, Maricopa County was recently ranked the top county in the country for attracting and retaining workers. And Chief Executive included Arizona on its Top 10 States for Business list.

Topics for this webinar include:

• Creating a business plan (i.e., how do you make money?)
• Protecting your personal assets by forming a company
• Selecting the right form of entity and creating a company Start-up funding
• What it means to have partners and how to bring them in
• Basic agreements every new business should have
• Developing and protecting your brand
• Building your advisory team

Date: Tuesday 1/25/2022

Time: 5:00 PM

Where: Via ZOOM


Brian J. Burt

Brian J. Burt is a Partner with Snell & Wilmer L.L.P., and serves as Chair of the firm’s Emerging Business Group.   He has been selected for inclusion on the Best Lawyers In America®, Arizona’s Finest Lawyers, and Southwest Super Lawyers® – Southwest Rising Stars lists.  Founded in 1938, Snell & Wilmer is a full-service business law firm, with over 450 attorneys practicing in 15 offices throughout the western United States and Mexico.

Brian is a business lawyer advising entrepreneurs and emerging growth companies in all stages of development, from formation to liquidity. Having previously founded, raised capital for, and run his own company, Brian brings a “real world” perspective to his practice.  Brian received his B.A. in Political Science and Philosophy, summa cum laude, from Allegheny College, where he was class valedictorian and a member of Phi Beta Kappa.  He earned his J.D. from Harvard Law School, where he served as Managing Editor of the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy.

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