Smart Track Seminar: Launching the Idea
Mydene Cuevas, Sarah Ng and Colleen Ma are corporate, intellectual property and tax lawyers who will be presenting on the legal issues startups and early stage companies face as they launch and grow their ideas into successful businesses. This Smart Track seminar will follow the startup journey of the founders of a million dollar idea from the beginning of the idea’s conception to its accelerated growth. At each stage of growth, Mydene, Sarah and Colleen will highlight the legal issues that the founders and its team will likely encounter. Spotting legal issues is important in order for businesses to protect their interests.
This particular seminar will cover the issues of the ownership of the product and idea, financing the growth of the idea, and creating the business.
Mydene Cuevas is a corporate commercial lawyer with Miles Davison LLP. Mydene works with entrepreneurs, businesses and corporations to assist them with the full range of their legal needs. She represents clients on matters including mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and financial transactions. As a former small business owner, Mydene has a special interest in working with startups and early stage companies. She may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (403)298-0334.
Sarah Ng is a lawyer, patent and trademark agent with the Intellectual Property & Innovation Group at Parlee McLaws. Sarah deals primarily with patents, industrial designs, and trademarks and the protection of intellectual property more generally. Sarah's focus is on drafting and prosecuting patent and industrial design applications in a range of fields. Her background in technology transfer and commercialization with the University of Alberta and her prior studies in Chemistry and Biochemistry give her particular insight into engineering, chemical, oil & gas, pharmaceutical, and biotechnological fields. Sarah is regularly involved in a range of intellectual property matters including providing infringement, patentability, and validity opinions, licensing and other transactional agreements, and support for litigation involving intellectual property. She may be reached at email@example.com.
Colleen Ma is a tax lawyer with Parlee McLaws’ LLP in Calgary. Her experience includes corporate and personal tax planning, trust and estate planning, corporate reorganizations, and tax dispute resolution. Colleen’s practice also includes advising on GST/HST matters. She has a particular interest in business issues including succession planning, farm transition planning, minimizing taxation on death, and the tax-efficient separation of corporate matrimonial property. Colleen has completed the CBA Tax Law for Lawyers program and the CPA In-Depth HST/GST course. She is currently enrolled in the CPA In-Depth Tax Course with an expected completion date of 2018. Colleen may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.