Understanding Startup Legal Matters - 105

“Understanding Startup Legal Matters” offers an introduction into legal, accounting, regulatory and risk management topics that are critical to startup success. 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 instructor led classes will be offered at the Davidson location. 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. The course will be taught at the Hurt Hub for Innovation.

Davidson College
Jay Hurt Hub for Innovation
and Entrepreneurship
210 Delburg St.
Davidson, NC 28036

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




June Allison

In her practice at the Forrest Firm, June advises and represents businesses in a wide range of commercial matters, with emphasis on contract drafting, shareholder disputes, succession planning, and litigation. She helps business clients develop strong practices to avoid litigation, and also represents them in conflict resolutions and controversies.

Stephanie Fields

In her practice at the Forrest Firm, Stephanie advises entrepreneurs and executives in a wide range of legal matters pertinent to every stage of the business life cycle, with particular emphasis on the needs of early-stage companies, including entity formation, venture financings, and governance.

Lyle Gravatt

Lyle focuses his practice on patents at Forrest Firm, trademarks and intellectual property licensing and agreements. His strategic perspectives and experience in a wide range of technologies allow clients to protect and monetize their intellectual property assets in coordination with their business’s goals.

Leslie Lasher

At Forrest Firm, Leslie represents public and private employers and executives, advising them on issues related to compliance with state and federal employment laws, including Title VII, ADA, FMLA, and NC REDA, and regularly drafts and negotiates employment contracts. She works with employers to create and implement employment handbooks and policies  to ensure efficiency and to develop resilient employment strategies.

David Morris

At Forrest Firm, David draws from a deep well of experience as an attorney, M&A strategic advisor, commercial banker, educator, entrepreneur/founder, and investor. He focuses on commercial transactions/banking work, private equity, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate matters.

Adam Wanee

At Forrest Firm, Adam counsels executives and entrepreneurs through entity formation and corporate governance, contract matters, angel and venture capital fundraising, debt financings, and strategic transactions. He focuses his work in general corporate representation, angel and venture capital financing, and mergers and acquisitions..

Monica Webb-Shackleford

At Forrest Firm, Monica serves clients in the areas of employment law, business litigation, and appellate matters. She works with employers as administrative and litigation counsel with the primary goal of minimizing the impact on everyday operation..