Zak regularly shares his passion for legal, social and entrepreneurial topics with a range of audiences.

University Guest Lectures

  • Business structures and intellectual property protection for Social Enterprises – Graduate course on Social Entrepreneurship at The New School University
  • For-profit and non-profit business structures for Social Enterprises – Undergraduate course on Social Entrepreneurship at The New School University (repeated)

Entrepreneurship Training

  • Zak is an ongoing faculty presenter in the Entrepreneurial Training Program organized by the Women’s Enterprise Development Center. His sessions address legal issues facing entrepreneurs and small businesses.
  • “Legal Basics for Coaches and Lifestyle Entrepreneurs” – a national webinar hosted by Freedom & Fulfillment Coaching

Business and Intellectual Property Law Presentations & Workshops

  • “Starting and Operating a NonProfit in New York State” (repeated)
  • “Legal Basic for Entrepreneurs & Small Businesses” (repeated)
  • “Copyrights, Trademarks & Patents : A Small Business Primer” (repeated)
  • “Legal Issues Facing Business Websites” (repeated)
  • “Crowdfunding & Crowdsourcing : What you need to know”

Backyard Chicken Legislation

  • “Backyard Chickens: Understanding the Law” – part of a program on backyard chicken laws hosted by the Putnam Valley Grange
  • Zak gave testimony before the Zoning Board of Appeals in Bedford, NY, in support of expanding residents’ rights to raise backyard chicken. He was lauded by local media for “shining a wider light on the issue“.






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