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Legal Issues for the Small Business Startup

February 8 @ 9:00 am PST



About the event



Thinking about starting and operating a small business?

Not sure which legal entity is the best choice for your business?

Confused about the various licenses and taxes that may apply to your business?

Uncertain how to comply with the new U.S. Corporate Transparency Act?

Then this workshop is for you.


You will learn and discuss:


  • Choosing the best business structure for you – whether to operate as a Sole Proprietor, General Partnership, Limited Liability Company (LLC) or Corporation.
  • How to obtain permits and satisfy applicable city, state and U.S. government requirements.
  • The free Government websites available to help guide you through this process..
  • The importance of business insurance and the types of liability, product and casualty insurance you might need.


Fee – Free thanks to Comerica Bank Sponsorship

Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM



About the Presenter


Neil Rubenstein is an attorney and SCORE mentor. He retired in 2015 from a position as a shareholder in a San Francisco law firm. During his 38-year career as a practicing attorney, he worked with banks and other companies on a wide variety of business, real estate and finance matters. He also served on the Board of Directors of three non-profit organizations including five years as President of the Alameda Food Bank. In addition to his activities with SCORE, he serves as a mediator in various cases in the Alameda County Superior Court and the Contra Costa County Superior Court.


February 8
9:00 am PST
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