- About Us
Who: Attorney AJ Yolofsky, Founding Partner, Yolofsky Law Firm
What: Startup Legal 101 - The basics of your startup's legal structure.
Where: General Provision | FATVillage | Fort Lauderdale
When: April 24th, from 6:30-9:00 pm
Launching a startup isn't just about discovering the perfect business model. You must also organize your business entity using the most advantageous legal structure.
Do you know how to structure equity splits with co-founders? Vesting schedules? How about how to properly hire and fire initial team members and employees? Do you know what operating agreements should be in place before launch? Are you aware of the many legal landmines you should avoid? Have you structured your startup in a way that makes it impossible to secure VC funding?
Join us for this extremely popular fundamental workshop on the legal basics you need to be familiar with before launching your startup. Learn how to properly structure your startup to avoid costly future restructuring or worse: dissolution due to a fatal inception flaw. Discover key insights that may make the difference between a disappointing dead end scenario and a successful exit.
Attorney AJ Yolofsky will be covering the major legal questions founders face from inception to exit.
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Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 400 cities and 115 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators, and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies.
Our monthly Startup Workshops aim to educate our attendees and arm them with real world skills which are immediately applicable to the benefit of their ventures.
AJ Yolofski is a proud United States Marine veteran with multiple deployments to the Middle East under his belt. He opted to pursue a career as an attorney as he saw a parallel between litigation strategy and military strategy. After more than a decade as a commercial litigator, he changed his focus to the transactional side of corporate law and added estate planning as a practice area.Read More
I love what I do. I help people, their families, and their businesses. My practice is about the positive. I help people build strong foundations and larger structures. Together, we plan for their future and the future of their loved ones.
Proud to Be a United States Marine:
I joined the Marine Corps because I wanted to give something back to my country. I didn’t want to just sit behind a desk; I wanted to challenge myself, lead an elite team of warriors, and travel the world. I was active duty from 1995–2001, then reserve from 2001–2010. But during my second deployment to the Middle East (1998–1999), I began looking ahead to the next phase of my life. I didn’t know what I wanted to do, but I started researching higher education. Law became my focus because I saw a parallel between litigation strategy and military strategy. It seemed to be the natural extension of my career path at that point in time.
Choosing Business Law and Estate Planning:
Fast forward through my legal education and first decade of practice as a commercial litigator to the summer of 2016. As my own family grew and faced challenges, I realized how vital it is for people to be prepared for whatever life throws at them. At the same time, I decided commercial litigation was not the right practice area for me. As a result, I changed my focus to the transactional side of corporate law and added estate planning as a practice area. I am passionate about helping people prepare for every possibility and protect their assets for the next generation.