Business Series: Avoid HR Mistakes and Get the Most Out of Your Employees

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
12:00 p.m. — 1:30 p.m.

The performance of your employees is vital to the success of your business. Learn how to maximize one of the most important assets your business has, and avoid costly liability.

Class covers:

  • Motivating employees and maximizing performance
  • Hiring, promoting, disciplining, and terminating
  • Avoiding costly lawsuits
  • Employment law, including independent contractors vs. employees
  • Employee handbooks, posting requirements, and recordkeeping

Presented by Lynne Vu with the support of Bixel Exchange:
Lynne Vu is a Principal Human Capital Consultant at TriNet. A results-driven professional with over 25 years of experience in the design, development and implementation of human capital processes, Lynne partners with executives on human resources strategy, benefits, employee relations and compliance issues. Lynne brings her passion for performance management, training, and employee relations to her work with clients by striving for successful creation and implementation of long-lasting human capital programs.

Lynne has extensive Human Resources experience with many different types of organizations and professional services firms. Prior to joining TriNet she was an Area Human Resources Manager for multinational professional services company KPMG LLP, a Kaizen Coach with the Human Resources team for Toyota Financial Services, and the West Area Business Unit HR Lead for CGI. Lynne has a Masters’ of Business Administration from Xavier University in Cincinnati with a concentration in Organizational Development, and a double Bachelors of Arts in Economics and Japanese Language/Literature from Indiana University in Bloomington. Lynne is also certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).

Registration fees: FREE - sponsored by the Friends of the Los Angeles County Law Library through the generous support of Pacific Western Bank.
Classes fill up fast, register today to reserve your seat! All registrants must check-in 10 minutes prior to class time to ensure your seat is not reassigned to waiting-list and walk-in attendees when classes are full.

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No legal advice:
LA Law Library does not provide legal advice. LA Law Library provides legal resources and assistance with legal research as an educational service. The Law Library is pleased to offer our patrons the opportunity to obtain assistance from third party legal service providers at this and other events within the Library. However, the Library does not control and is not responsible for the content or scope of any assistance given by those providers.

Last Updated: Tuesday, 11 July 2017 09:10

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Business Series: How to Form a Corporation or LLC

Tuesday, August 29, 2017
12:00 p.m. — 2:00 p.m.

Business entities come in many shapes and sizes, and choosing the right one can avoid serious tax and liability consequences. Learn which business entity is right for you, how to prepare and file incorporation documents, and why supposed “formalities” like corporate by-laws can be so important to your business success.  

Class covers:

  • Advice on creating legal structures that will protect business start-ups and accommodate the business as it grows
  • Common myths and mistakes people make in setting up a business
  • The difference between an LLC, C-Corporation and S-Corporation and how to determine which one is right for your business
  • Why shouldn't you just operate as a partnership or a sole proprietorship?
  • What are the issues that co-owners should address and resolve in a "Shareholders Agreement" before starting a business together?

Presented by Prof. Michael Chasalow:
Professor Chasalow directs the USC Law School Small Business Clinic, where students gain hands-on experience handling transactional legal problems and providing basic corporate legal assistance to small businesses, entrepreneurs and nonprofit organizations. Professor Chasalow has worked with start-up companies for over 25 years.  His scholarly interests involve the development and structure of business ventures as well as corporate governance issues, fiduciary duty standards and issues relating to the operation and governance of partnerships and LLCs. Professor Chasalow received his B.A. from UC-Berkeley, his J.D. from Berkeley Law and his M.B.A. at UCLA. After law school Professor Chasalow practiced law for several years, initially as a transactional attorney with Latham and Watkins in Los Angeles, where he specialized in such complex corporate transactions as mergers and acquisitions and the issuance of sophisticated debt securities.

Registration fees: FREE - sponsored by the Friends of the Los Angeles County Law Library through the generous support of Pacific Western Bank.
Classes fill up fast, register today to reserve your seat! All registrants must check-in 10 minutes prior to class time to ensure your seat is not reassigned to waiting-list and walk-in attendees when classes are full.

Photography / Videography:
If you register for this class, you may be photographed or recorded. By registering for this class you are giving the LA Law Library your consent to photograph, videotape, record and broadcast your picture, likeness, voice and statements.  

No legal advice:
LA Law Library does not provide legal advice. LA Law Library provides legal resources and assistance with legal research as an educational service. The Law Library is pleased to offer our patrons the opportunity to obtain assistance from third party legal service providers at this and other events within the Library. However, the Library does not control and is not responsible for the content or scope of any assistance given by those providers.

Last Updated: Tuesday, 11 July 2017 09:16

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Business Series: Business & Tax Fundamentals: Tax Planning for New Businesses

Tuesday, September 5, 2017
12:00 p.m. — 2:00 p.m.

All businesses want to minimize their tax burden. Gaining the knowledge to do so can be challenging. In this class, learn fundamentals of legal and business considerations in choice of entity for your business.

Class covers:

  • Legal and Business Considerations: formation, liability, transferability, continuity of life
  • Business tax basics: formation, distributions, taxation, sale of interests, filing requirements
  • Advantages and disadvantages of different business entities

Presented by Louis E. Michelson:
Louis E. Michelson focuses his practice on income tax planning, charitable giving and other federal, state and local taxation issues for individuals, corporations and tax-exempt organizations. Mr. Michelson received his B.A. Degree, with general honors from the University of Chicago, his M.S. in Accountancy from DePaul University and his J.D. degree from UCLA School of Law. Mr. Michelson has served as Chair of the Taxation Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, Chair of the Tax-Exempt Organizations Committee of the Taxation Section of the State Bar of California, and Co-Chair of the Nonprofit Organizations Committee of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of California (2000-2006), and Chair of the Tax-Exempt Organizations Committee of the Taxation Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association. Mr. Michelson is a lecturer at UCLA Extension on tax issues for nonprofit organizations. He is also Adjunct Professor at David Nazarian College of Business and Economics California State University Northridge for a class on income taxation of trusts and estates. He has lectured for business and professional organizations and written articles on various federal and California tax topics.

Registration fees: FREE - sponsored by the Friends of the Los Angeles County Law Library through the generous support of Pacific Western Bank.
Classes fill up fast, register today to reserve your seat! All registrants must check-in 10 minutes prior to class time to ensure your seat is not reassigned to waiting-list and walk-in attendees when classes are full.

Photography / Videography:
If you register for this class, you may be photographed or recorded. By registering for this class you are giving the LA Law Library your consent to photograph, videotape, record and broadcast your picture, likeness, voice and statements.  

No legal advice:
LA Law Library does not provide legal advice. LA Law Library provides legal resources and assistance with legal research as an educational service. The Law Library is pleased to offer our patrons the opportunity to obtain assistance from third party legal service providers at this and other events within the Library. However, the Library does not control and is not responsible for the content or scope of any assistance given by those providers.

Last Updated: Tuesday, 11 July 2017 09:16

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Business Series: Business and the Law: The Knowledge You Didn’t Know You Need

Tuesday, August 8, 2017
12:00 p.m. — 2:00 p.m.

Plus: The “Entrepreneur Mindset” and Whether Going Into Business Is Right for You

Starting and growing a business involves the law in many unexpected ways. From business type to financing, hiring and contracts, learn about the things you “didn’t know you needed to know” with this inside look at law and business and what that means for entrepreneurs and long-term success.

Class covers:

  • Thinking about legal issues from the start
  • Balancing business needs and legal requirements
  • When is it time to consult a lawyer?
  • The top five challenges for new businesses

Class includes a bonus presentation by Frank Aguirre, Business Development Specialist at the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development on the “entrepreneur mindset”: those personal qualities that make for a successful business owner.

Presented by Douglas Olin:
Doug Olin is a business executive and lawyer with extensive public and private sector experience. In his 20 years in public service, he worked in the White House Office of Management & Budget under David Stockman, served for 12 years as the Assistant Staff Director of the U.S. Senate Budget Committee, and was appointed by President Clinton to be the nation’s first U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Agreements Compliance. In 2001 he joined Technicolor here in Los Angeles to help build their global digital cinema business and later went on to become Chief Operating Officer of Control Risk Group, a global provider of risk management services. He is now an independent consultant and attorney here in Los Angeles specializing in technology startups, risk management, international business operations, and finance. He has a law degree from Georgetown, a Master’s in International Relations from the University of Chicago, a Bachelor’s in Political Science from George Washington University, and studied architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design.

Registration fees: FREE - sponsored by the Friends of the Los Angeles County Law Library through the generous support of Pacific Western Bank.
Classes fill up fast, register today to reserve your seat! All registrants must check-in 10 minutes prior to class time to ensure your seat is not reassigned to waiting-list and walk-in attendees when classes are full.

Photography / Videography:
If you register for this class, you may be photographed or recorded. By registering for this class you are giving the LA Law Library your consent to photograph, videotape, record and broadcast your picture, likeness, voice and statements.  

No legal advice:
LA Law Library does not provide legal advice. LA Law Library provides legal resources and assistance with legal research as an educational service. The Law Library is pleased to offer our patrons the opportunity to obtain assistance from third party legal service providers at this and other events within the Library. However, the Library does not control and is not responsible for the content or scope of any assistance given by those providers.

Last Updated: Tuesday, 11 July 2017 09:15

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Business Series: Planning for Success: Business Plan Writing Workshop

Tuesday, August 15, 2017
12:00 p.m. — 2:00 p.m.

Formulating a plan is essential to your business success. Bring a laptop computer with PowerPoint for this hands-on workshop on why you need a business plan, what it does, and construct the essential components for putting one together.

Class covers:

  • Why a business plan is essential
  • Components of a business plan
  • Setting goals for your business
  • Describing the value your product or service will bring to the market
  • Using a business plan to attract investors

Presented by Mark Kapczynski with the support of Bixel Exchange:
Mark Kapczynski is a successful serial entrepreneur, chief executive and advertising industry expert. He founded LocationX, a physical location ad network leveraging beacon technology. Mr. Kapczynski also serves as an Executive Director of the UCLA Venture Capital Fund, helping to foster innovation connected to the university. Mr. Kapczynski last served as VP of Corporate Development and Strategy for Experian's consumer businesses which include leading consumer brands: Experian, FreeCreditReport.com, and ProtectMyID. Mr. Kapczynski graduated from UCLA film school and continues to be active in multiple industry associations that span media, mobile telecom, technology, and consumer internet. He has 8 patents to his name and an additional 45 patents pending.

Registration fees: FREE - sponsored by the Friends of the Los Angeles County Law Library through the generous support of Pacific Western Bank.
Classes fill up fast, register today to reserve your seat! All registrants must check-in 10 minutes prior to class time to ensure your seat is not reassigned to waiting-list and walk-in attendees when classes are full.

Photography / Videography:
If you register for this class, you may be photographed or recorded. By registering for this class you are giving the LA Law Library your consent to photograph, videotape, record and broadcast your picture, likeness, voice and statements.  

No legal advice:
LA Law Library does not provide legal advice. LA Law Library provides legal resources and assistance with legal research as an educational service. The Law Library is pleased to offer our patrons the opportunity to obtain assistance from third party legal service providers at this and other events within the Library. However, the Library does not control and is not responsible for the content or scope of any assistance given by those providers.

Last Updated: Tuesday, 11 July 2017 09:15

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