Creating Successful Business Partnerships

Posted in: Alumni Career Services- Feb 23, 2014 Comments Off on Creating Successful Business Partnerships

Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 12:30 – 1:30pm

One day your get a call from your old roommate from Georgetown. He wants you to join his partnership, as you have critical skills and assets the partnership needs. It immediately occurs to you that there are multiple issues for you to consider. In this webinar, Peter Bloom (L’03) will introduce and discuss many of the more important ones and give you a sound foundation for starting on that partnership. Some of the issues considered in this webinar:

• Legal duties and obligations partners owe to one another
• The freedom you have to be part of other ventures while you are a partner
•  Some of the financial issues (such as compensation) that partners must face
• Potential governance structures for the partnership

But wait! You might have put the cart before the horse and agreed to be partners with someone who is not a good fit for you, which will only lead to serious problems sooner or later. This session will also give you some guidance and tools on selecting those persons who are best equipped to be good partners for you, as well as some strategies to deal with partner conflicts, which inevitably will arise.

Peter Bloom (L'03) is an experienced counsel to early-stage and family businesses, providing strategic advice as well as guidance regarding corporate law, partnership formation, succession planning, operational, finance and related issues. Mr. Bloom also has extensive experience as a member and key advisor to the Board of Directors of many such companies, advising them on corporate, finance, and fiduciary issues.

Mr. Bloom is a magna cum laude graduate of Duke University, and has law degrees from Georgetown University and the University of Connecticut School of Law.

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