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PANEL : Inside the Lawyer’s Brain – Training Attorneys

I’ve been invited by the Professional Legal Trainers Group (PLTG) to participate on a panel entitled “Inside the Lawyer’s Brain“.  The panel of attorneys and professional development experts will share valuable insights on presenting technology training to attorney audiences. Prior to entering the practice of law, Zak had a career

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Excellent @DanceNYC #townhall last night on NY Non…

Excellent @DanceNYC #townhall last night on NY Nonprofit Revitalization Act! Important changes for all #NfPs to keep in mind.

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LECTURE : Social Enterpreneurship Guest Lecture at the New School

I have been invited to once again guest lecture at the New School‘s course on social entrepreneurship.  Social enterprises, operated by social entrepreneurs, are business entities formed with the primary goal of doing some good in their immediate communities or affecting individuals across the globe. This innovative course guides

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LECTURE : Women’s Enterprise Development Center

Zak was again invited by the Women’s Enterprise Development Center (WEDC) to return as a faculty presenter in their entrepreneurial training program on October 8th.  This installment of the multi-week training program addresses a range of legal issues typically confronted by small businesses. These issues include selecting a business structure and the

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LECTURE: Starting and Operating a Non-Profit in New York

I led a workshop this evening on the requirements of starting and operating a non-profit under New York state law. Although I’ve regularly presented on nonprofit issues, this was the first presentation since New York’s new non-profit law provisions took effect earlier this month. The presentation covered

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LECTURE : Entrepreneurship Training Program

Zak is looking forward to returning to the entrepreneurial training program organized by the Women’s Enterprise Development Center (WEDC) on March 31st.  This installment will address various legal issues that small businesses typically encounter – from formation through handling legal disputes. WEDC’s supports women seeking to build successful new businesses.t  premier source of training,

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LECTURE: Starting and Operating a New York State NonProfit

On February 20th, I’ll be presenting a workshop covering the ins and outs of launching and running a nonprofit organization in New York.  New York state recently passed a slew of very important changes that will be affecting both existing nonprofits that should be taking steps to

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LECTURE : Legal Basics for the Women’s Enterprise Development Center

Zak has been invited to present a legal basics session of the entrepreneurial training program offered by the Women’s Enterprise Development Center (WEDC).  WEDC’s goal is to  support and to empower women building successful businesses. It is the premier source of training, advisory services, and access to capital throughout Westchester County and

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LECTURE : Legal Structures of Social Enterprises at the New School

I was delighted to be invited back to the New School  again this year to give a guest lecture on Thursday, September 27.  The topic was the legal structures that are available to social enterprises. Social enterprises, operated by social entrepreneurs, are business entities that are formed

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SEMINAR : REMINDER – Intellectual Property – A Small Business Primer

There’s still time to sign up for this Thursday’s small business primer on intellectual property. Small businesses put a lot of effort into developing their identity and brands. This intellectual property can be a significant expense and an even great asset. Our discussion will cover the types

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SEMINAR : Intellectual Property – A Small Business Primer

On Thursday, August 22, I’ll be doing a presentation on intellectual property issues that small businesses are likely to encounter. Small businesses put a lot of effort into developing their identity and brands. Producing valuable intellectual property can be a significant expense; direct and indirect revenues related

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EVENT : Charities and their volunteers

The IRS is holding a free phone forum (aka teleconference) entitled “Charities and their Volunteers”.  Most charities rely substantially on volunteer labor; some are operated by volunteers exclusively. This session will cover that various tax rules that are involved in when volunteers are used and how to

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CLIENT NEWS : Congratulations to Dance/NYC

A hearty congratulations to the staff and supporters of client Dance/NYC.  Dance/NYC recently completed the complex process of establishing itself as an independent entity, serving as the support structure for all things dance-related in the greater New York City metropolitan area.  Dance/NYC was initially a project  Dance/USA, the

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CLIENT NEWS : Award for the Community Food Pantry of Sleepy Hollow/Tarrytown

A hearty congratulations to client Community Food Pantry of Sleepy Hollow/Tarrytown. The Pantry will be honored with a prestigious award tomorrow morning at a ceremony hosted by Abigail Kirsch at Tappan Hill. The Food Bank for Westchester will be presenting the Michal Winter Memorial Award for Agency Excellence to the

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SEMINAR: Crowdfunding + Crowdsourcing

I was delighted by the range of talented entrepreneurs that joined me for last night’s presentation in Tarrytown. It was inspiring to hear them share their nascent business ideas. We found that most of their projects could benefit from the injection of capital made possible by the many

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SEMINAR : Reminder – Crowdfunding + Crowdsourcing

Tomorrow night, April 18, I’ll be presenting a seminar on using crowdsourcing and crowdfunding to meet your business needs. The discussion will aim to clarify the different uses for these new strategies, including their respective limitations, and to clarify any lingering confusion between these and open source

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SEMINAR : Crowdfunding + Crowdsourcing

I’ve been invited to lead a discussion on crowdfunding and crowdsourcing on April  18.  With the endless stream of record-breaking Kickstarter projects in the media lately,  many businesses are wondering how the “crowd” can help them.  Are these community-based solutions a viable option for the typical needs

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EVENT : Backyard Chicken-keeping Laws

The Grange of Putnam Valley was hosting an event on backyard chicken-keeping on March 23 and asked me to speak about the state of the law across Putnam County. I surveyed the relevant local codes of every municipality in the county and spoke to a range of

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SEMINAR : Legal Basics for Freelancers and Small Businesses

On March 14, I presented a workshop on the legal issues that are most relevant to freelancers and small businesses.  This has been a very popular offering in the past.  Yesterday’s audience included event planners, marketing professionals, website developers, and a range of new entrepreneurs. The evening began

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SEMINAR : Legal issues in business websites

Thanks to all the participants who attended tonight’s workshop on legal issues facing business websites.  Having such a diverse group of  professionals, including marketing experts and website developers, in the audience really enriched the discussion. We were able to delve into adjacent areas such as options for

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