Legal Basics for Small Business Owners | 12/9/2022 - 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Greater Seattle SCORE
Greater Seattle SCORE
Resource Partner event

This interactive workshop focuses on the following topics that are key in the life of a small business owner:

·      Selecting and forming a legal entity for your business

·      How to bring in co-owners

·      Creating an LLC Operating Agreement or Corporate Shareholder’s Agreement

·      Employee vs. independent contractor issues

·      Leasing property – pitfalls to avoid

·      Doing business in other states

·      Operating your business over the internet

·      Intellectual property including trademarks, and trade names

·      Contracts small businesses may encounter

Listen to what others who have attended this workshop have to say about the instructor and the program:

·      Awesome! I learned a number of new legal requirements and pitfalls.

·      The instructor explained and provided example legal documents that will be very useful.

·      The instructor was great – everything was clear and he made it fun.

·      The workshop had a great pace and the instructor made everything understandable and answered all our questions. He was a very knowledge attorney and covered a lot of valuable issues.


This workshop is presented by Guy Towle, an active SCORE mentor and retired attorney. Guy worked for 41 years as a practicing business and corporate attorney, the last 17 of which as a partner in the firm of Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP. During his legal career he assisted numerous small business owners with their legal issues and has a very good understanding of the needs of small businesses and their owners. As a volunteer mentor with SCORE, Guy regularly counsels small business owners on various aspects of their business, focusing principally on legal matters. Learn more about Guy at his LinkedIn profile here: Guy Towle