HADM 4800: Law for Entrepreneurs

Spring. 3 credits. Student option grading.

Graduate students must enroll in HADM 6800. Co-meets with HADM 6800.


  • Adam Klausner (aak12) - Spring 2024


An analysis of key legal issues that a startup or growing business must address, including: (i) choosing type of business entity, (ii) proper establishment and utilization of corporate boards of directors, (iii) sources of capital and understanding capitalization structures (common stock, preferred stock, warrants, etc.) (iv) use of stock options as employee incentives, (v) protecting confidential information and inventions, (vi) fundamental employment practices, (vii) negotiating relationships with landlords, distributors, resellers and customers; and (viii) secured transactions and basic debtor-creditor law.3-4 young, successful entrepreneurs will give lectures about specific legal issues they have confronted in their business start-ups. In addition, use of video conferencing technology will allow another 3-4 entrepreneurs into the classroom for similar Q & A exchanges.