Lindsey S. Mignano was recently interviewed by Kathleen Guthrie Woods in the Spring 2023 San Francisco Magazine article, "Tips for Refreshing your Networking Skills." The article can be found here.
Lindsey Mignano presented on a panel with Rob Stevenson of Skadden regarding corporate reorganization types and strategies, upfront concerns such as board and shareholder consents, state law requirements, third-party consents and transferring employees between entities. Panelists will discusses the multifaceted issues companies and their counsel must navigate in planning and implementing corporate reorganizations, including security law issues, if applicable, tax-free reorganization under Section 368, and international tax considerations.
Lindsey S. Mignano, Daniel Parames of Cooley, Theresa Tate of Morrison & Foerster (MoFo), Liana Whittleton of WSGR, Craig Tighe of DLA Piper, and Danny Lopez of Orrick presented on a panel entitled "Venture Capital Financing and Mergers & Acquisitions in 2023" for the Bar Association of San Francisco. The startup financing and market for acquisitions had a red-hot 2021, but fast-forward through 2022 and to the start of 2023, and startup funding and M&A deal activity has slowed substantially. What does this trend mean for the companies raising capital or seeking acquisition, the venture or private equity funds deploying capital, and the corporate lawyers representing them in these transactions, in 2023? How will the current economic market in 2023 affect the negotiating power of the parties, and the ways in which corporate counsel may advise their clients? Join us for a panel comprised of experts in the Emerging Companies/Venture Capital (EC/VC) and M&A fields as we talk shop about these issues and more. SSM, Orrick, Cooley, MoFo, and DLA Piper hosted a happy hour networking event following the panel.
Kelly Lawton-Abbott in her capacity as the City Leader for Founders Live Seattle hosted happy hour at The Collective Seattle. Founders Live is an unforgettable happy hour competition sweeping the globe where up to five handpicked companies take the hot seat, with only 99 seconds to pitch their company and describe their value proposition in front of an eager audience. After the pitches and audience Q&A, the crowd voted on a winner who received an award and recognition from the crowd and also the opportunity to talk more about their product and service.
March 23, 2023 - 12:30PM PST- 1:30PM PST - "Talk Story with Professionals" for UC Law SF’s Hawaii Law Student Association
Lindsey Mignano presented on panel comprised of Hawaii-born legal professionals entitled "Talk Story with Professionals" where they shared their experience navigating law school and career. This networking and career event was for UC Law SF students only.
SSM cosponsored a Founders Live pitch contest and a panel titled "How to Scale and Build Out Startup Teams After a Financing Event." As more early stage startups receive larger amounts of investment at the seed and Series A than ever before, the next question becomes, how does a founder grow and scale startup teams and preserve enough financial runway for a rainy day? The informative panel discussed topics such as how to attract and retain diverse talent, how to ensure that your financial runway is sound in times of expansion, and how to best work with your investors after a raise to ensure success. Panelists included Lindsey S. Mignano of SSM, Jacquelynne Suguitan of Trinet, Danielle Delancy of Wilmot Ventures, Vijay Rajendra of 500.global, and Roy Lu of Hashkey Capital. SSM, Trinet, and Burkland sponsored dinner and drinks for this event.
Lindsey S. Mignano presented the keynote speech for "Startup Bites - CleanTech Pitch Night" at SwissNex San Francisco. She discussed the current state of venture financing and acquisitions in the US.
Kelly Lawton-Abbott of SSM presented on a panel entitled "Ride the Wave: Alternative Financing to VCs in 2023". Our expert panel dove into the tough questions and provided insights into what sources are available to you. SSM, Trinet, NowCFO, and First Republic Bank are sponsoring appetizers and drinks for this event. Panelists included: Kelly Lawton- Abbott of SSM, Bob Wallach of the Alliance of Angels, Owen Carton of NowCFO and Kevin Gunter of Alternative Capital Solutions.
Lindsey S. Mignano presented for the SwissNex Climate Tech Cohort over an SSM- and Alcorn Law-sponsored lunch at SwissNex San Francisco. She discussed the current state of venture financing for climate tech companies as well as how to flip into a US vehicle to procure American venture financing.