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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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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 : 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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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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SEMINAR : Reminder- Legal issues in business websites tomorrow

Tomorrow, Feb. 27, I’ll be presenting a seminar on legal issues you’re likely to run into with commercial websites. Topics will include protecting your brand and content, privacy policies and terms of use, and risks related to eCommerce and user-submitted content. You can find more details and

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EVENT: Legislating backyard chickens

Zak Shusterman had the honor of speaking before the Town of Bedford, NY’s Zoning Board of Appeals in support of expanding residents’ rights to raise small flocks of backyard chickens. Zak provided testimony of his own experience keeping hens in the Village of Sleepy Hollow and rules

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SEMINAR : Legal basics for freelancers and small businesses

I’ve been invited to do a presentation on the legal issues that are most relevant to freelancers and small businesses. This is a presentation has been very popular in the past. The workshop will cover the forms of business structures appropriate for small businesses, including limited liability

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SEMINAR : Legal issues in business websites

On Feb. 27, I’ll be holding a seminar on legal issues you’re likely to run into with your commercial websites. Topics will include protecting your brand and content, privacy policies and terms of use, and risks related to eCommerce and user-submitted content. You can find more details

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