Mini Law School for Small Business

During the 2012-13 school year, the Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Western New England University hosted monthly talks on basic business law for small business. The Mini Law School series was part of the Center's ongoing series of information sessions designed to help business owners with little or no business background get up to speed with useful business concepts. The sessions are accessible, practical, and interactive. Read more about these sessions in Business West (pdf). 

Here is an archive of the last Mini Law school for Small Busines Series (click on the link to view the video):

2012 - 2013 

April 16
Bankruptcy
Presenters: George llias Roumeliotis, Esq., Roumeliotis Law Group, P.C.
                  Justin H. Dion, Esq., Bacon Wilson, P.C., Attorneys at Law
                  Kara S. Rescia, Esq. Eaton & Rescia

March 12
Intellectual Property Law Basics
Presenters:  Peter Irvine, Esq. Peter Irvine Law Offices
                   Leah Kunkel, Esq. Law Offices of Leah Kunkel
                   Michelle Bugbee, Esq., Solutia Inc. 

February 5
Legal Issues in Finance
Presenters: Scott W. Foster, Esq., Bulkley Richardson
                  Michael D. Sweet, Esq. Doherty, Wallace, Pillsbury and Murphy, P.C.

January 15
Contracts, Sales, Collections, and Dispute Resolution
Presenters:  Jennifer A. Rymarski, Esq., Morrison Mahoney LLP
                  David A. Parke, Esq., Bulkley Richardson
                  Kyle R. Guelcher, Esq., The Law Office of Kyle R. Guelcher

November 13    
Employment Law Basics   
Presenters:   Rebecca Bouchard, Esq.  Doherty, Wallace, Pillsbury & Murph
                    Charles R. Casartello Jr., Esq., Pellegrini, Seeley, Ryan and Blakesley P.C.
                    Arnold “Al” Lizana, Esq., University of Connecticut, Division of Diversity & Equity

October 23      
Current Tax Issues Facing Small Businesses and How to Handle and Audit
Presenters: Paul Mancinone, Esq., Paul L. Mancinone Company, P.C.
                  Michael Matusczak, Internal Revenue Service

October 2        
Legal Aspects of Risk Management and Choice of Legal Entity
Presenters:  Michelle Feinstein, Esq., Shatz Schwartz and Fentin, P.C.                          
                  Prof. Eric Gouvin, Western New England University School of Law 


In previous years, the Center has offered information sessions on a wide range of legal and business matters.  To see a list of them, please click here.