C. Clayton Gill presents “Startup 101” at Boise Startup Week

boise-startupweek_boise_x2Moffatt Thomas attorney Clay Gill kicks off  the first annual Boise Startup Week with “Startup 101: Understanding and Navigating the Risks of a Startup Company.”  Boise Startup Week begins on October 11, 2016, and winds up on October 14, 2016.


Startup 101: Understanding and Navigating the Risks of a Startup Company

Clay will discuss risks that entrepreneurs commonly encounter when starting a company, including:  

  •       imprudent corporate practices that can lead to personal liability;
  •       the importance of founder agreements;
  •       the basics of business valuation;
  •       the pros and cons of angel and venture capital investments;
  •       why contracts are important;
  •       strategies for protecting your intellectual property assets;
  •       the basics of the wage and hour laws;
  •       using insurance to hedge against cash flow risks;
  •       the dangers of going wild and crazy with employee benefits as a startup.

Boise Startup Week is a five day celebration of our community. Join us in a new type of conference that builds momentum and opportunity around entrepreneurship, led by entrepreneurs and hosted in the entrepreneurial spaces you love. Boise Startup Week is a reflection of our hard work and our community’s unique entrepreneurial identity

C. Clayton (“Clagill_clay_7425y”) Gill is a business and employment lawyer in the Boise offices of the law firm Moffatt Thomas, and acts as outside general counsel for many small and medium-sized companies. His business and financial background makes him a strong candidate for all commercial litigation matters.  On the transactional front, his experience in corporate formation, corporate governance, commercial contracts, employment law, and insurance makes him an ideal candidate for small or medium sized companies looking for an outside general counsel. Mr. Gill is a member of the Moffatt Thomas Board of Directors. Martindale Hubbell has awarded him the premier AV Preeminent Peer-Reviewed Rating.  He is the recipient of the 2004 Idaho Business Review 40 Accomplished Under 40 award.  Chambers and Partners has recognized Clay for his expertise in litigation. (Chambers and Partners identifies and ranks the most outstanding law firms and lawyers in over 180 jurisdictions throughout the world.)  Mr. Gill is a member of the Moffatt Thomas Board of Directors. He can be reached at Moffatt Thomas by calling 208.345.2000

Moffatt Thomas has been providing legal services to the Pacific Northwest and Intermountain West since 1954.  The firm serves clients in the full-spectrum of business, litigation, and regulatory areas. With Idaho offices in Boise, Idaho Falls and Pocatello, the firm is strategically situated for direct contact with the governor’s office, the legislature, federal and state administrative agencies, area businesses, and national and international corporations engaged in business throughout the region. Since its inception over 60 years ago, the firm’s current and former lawyers have achieved the highest leadership positions in national, state and local legal and civic organizations.

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