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Parade, Meet Rain: A Fun Chat With Lawyers About Everything That Can Go Wrong with Reynolds Mirth Richards & Farmer LLP


Lauren Chalaturnyk
Reynolds Mirth Richards & Farmer LLP, Lawyer

Lauren Chalaturnyk is a lawyer with Reynolds Mirth Richards & Farmer LLP. She practices primarily in the area of Labour and Employment Law, assisting employers to resolve disputes and manage issues related to employment. Her work ranges from full policy overhaul projects to discrete issues including termination-related issues, contract drafting, and policy development and interpretation. Lauren also assists workplaces with the hiring and management of independent contractors and service providers.  

Jeffrey Daniels
Reynolds Mirth Richards & Farmer LLP, Lawyer

I graduated from the U of A in 2017 and began my career at RMRF. Prior to joining RMRF, I spent the better part of 7 years working as an assistant golf professional at the Royal Mayfair. 

My practice is primarily focused on real estate, municipal law, and corporate/commercial.


Yes, lawyers can be killjoys. But when consulted early, your lawyer can help you overcome obstacles. Or better yet, avoid the obstacles altogether. This session will introduce early to middle-stage startups to some important issues they should be thinking about, and why they should be thinking about them, including: 

  • Choosing to incorporate … or not 
  • Naming your organization (and understanding the difference between a corporate name, a tradename, and a trade-mark) 
  • Properly structuring relationships between founders (and what happens when things go sideways) 
  • Equity arrangements 
  • Non-disclosure agreements 
  • Intellectual property 
  • Service agreements 
  • Employment/contractor contracts

While these may not be the flashiest topics, they are essential to ensuring your business avoids pitfalls down the road. Thinking about and understanding these issues now can save you many headaches later.


Thank you to DrugBank for sponsoring the Entrepreneurship track as part of Edmonton Startup Week.

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Attendees (40)

Catherine Warren
Catherine Warren
Innovate Edmtonton, Chief Executive Officer
Tristan Ham
Tristan Ham
Startup Edmonton, Program Facilitator
Cory Sellar
Cory Sellar
Innovate Edmonton, Marketing & Communications Specialist
Calvin Li
Calvin Li
NRC IRAP, ITA
CC
Chase Christensen
RBCx, VP, Relationship Management
SM
Shalon McFarlane
Innovate Edmonton, Manager, Research
Maggie Barton Baird
Maggie Barton Baird
MB & Company, Principal
Daniel Saraolu
Daniel Saraolu
Canadian Entrepreneurs, founder and CEO
Jenifer Horvath
Jenifer Horvath
HeartLifted Coaching & Alberta Women Entrepreneurs
Allan Waine
Allan Waine
Startup Edmonton, Program Facilitator
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