Applied Startup Legal Matters - 205

“Applied Startup Legal Matters” offers a deep dive into legal, accounting, regulatory and risk management topics that are critical to startup success. This instructor led course is facilitated by Steve Virgil, a professor of law at Wake Forest and Director of the Community Law Clinic. Steve will be joined by a panel of experts from our partnering firms, this course is offered in six weekly evening sessions.

Class Format

The course is offered online and with instructors. Lesson plans are available online coupled with in-person instruction. Session content is listed below, and enrollees will be given additional resource materials, articles and video links in advance of and following each segment


The instructor led course is 4 weeks in duration.  The course is on Monday nights from 5:30 – 7:30 PM each week. The first hour of the instructor led class will include lecture and review of course materials. The second hour of the course will be optional one on one assistance on student projects. The next instructor lead sessions will begin on February 3, 2020 and end on February 24, 2020. Online classes are available anytime.


Winston Salem
500 West Fifth Street, Eighth Floor
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Instructor Led Enrollment

The instructor led course consists of 6 instructor led sessions and includes online access.  The student plan requires registration with a “.edu” email address. Pick your plan and enroll using the buttons below.

General Public: $99

General Public

Flywheel Members: $69


Students: Free



Online Only Enrollment

The online only course consists online only access to the course lessons, videos, and materials. The student plan requires registration with a “.edu” email address. Pick your plan and enroll using the buttons below.

General Public Online: $49

General Public

Flywheel Members Online: $39


Students Online: Free




Charles Caulkins
Winston Salem

Charles is a registered patent attorney and currently co-team leader of KTS’s Chemistry and Life Sciences Team. He works with Fortune 500 companies and start-ups and understands the intellectual property issues and needs affecting both. Charles is also an active angel investor and has participated in due diligence in over 100 potential transactions.

Will Joyner
Winston Salem

Will is a Partner with Kilpatrick Townsend, a full service law firm with 21 offices around the world. Will’s legal practice focuses on business law and corporate transactions, including entity formation and structuring, investor financing transactions, commercial contracts, and mergers & acquisitions.

Peter Juran
Winston Salem

Peter has been practicing law with Blanco Tackabery for over 32 years, focusing his practice in business litigation and employment law. His time is primarily spent assisting clients in avoiding, navigating, and resolving the disputes that imperil small businesses and employers. He is also a long-time serial community volunteer.

Amber Koger
Winston Salem

Amber is a Senior Associate with Kilpatrick Townsend. She has 10 years of legal experience, and focuses her practice on business and corporate law, mergers & acquisitions, private equity and corporate governance.

Chris Seamster
Winston Salem

Chris Seamster is a Corporate and Securities attorney at Blanco Tackabery law firm. Chris practiced in New York for over 10 years representing public and private companies, with a particular focus on public and private equity and debt financing, securities offerings and related regulatory compliance, and mergers and acquisitions.

Steve Virgil
Winston Salem

Steve Virgil is a professor at Wake Forest Univ School of Law, where he also directs the schools clinical education program. He has practiced law for more than 25 years, advising start-ups, corporate and nonprofit clients, and prior to that practiced in the areas of finance and securities regulation.

Jeff Wolfe
Winston Salem

Jeff Wolfe is the Managing Attorney of the Forrest Firm, P.C. and practices business law out of the firm’s Winston-Salem office. His practice areas cover the entire lifecycle of for profit and non-profit entities, including formation, financing, day-to-day contracts, and exits.