Ann Arbor SPARK’s New Business Law & Order Helps Start-Ups


ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ — Ann Arbor SPARK, the region’s driving force of innovation and economic growth, will launch “Business Law & Order” on September 20. The nine-session series will give entrepreneurs insight into important legal issues surrounding company formation and growth.

“The legal considerations of starting and growing a business are complicated, and expert legal advice is often outside of a start-up company’s budget,” said Michael A. Finney, Ann Arbor SPARK’s CEO. “Business Law & Order will help entrepreneurs gain a better understanding of legal considerations, from company formation to signing an initial contract and everything in between, including intellectual property and hiring.”

Business Law & Order will help new business owners understand their options and make better decisions relating to the structure, organization and management of their business. Topics planned for Business Law & Order include business structure, intellectual property and doing business overseas. Additional sessions will focus on compensating founders, hiring employees versus contractors and understanding commercial agreements.

Business Law & Order features a moderator and three panelists who will address different aspects of each featured topic. The legal series is designed to give start-ups the basic legal information that they need to consider for business formation and growth and is not meant to provide one-on-one legal counsel.

Business Law & Order will meet at SPARK Central from 5-7 p.m. on the third Monday of every month except December, July and August.

There is no cost to attend Business Law & Order, but registration is encouraged. To register for Ann Arbor SPARK’s Business Law & Order kickoff, visit


Ann Arbor SPARK, a non-profit organization, is the driving force in establishing the Ann Arbor region as a destination for business expansion, retention, and location by identifying and meeting the needs of business at every stage, from startups to large organizations. Ann Arbor SPARK represents all communities in the Washtenaw County. Ann Arbor SPARK collaborates with business, academic, government, and community investor partners including the University of Michigan, Eastern Michigan University, Washtenaw Community College, Michigan Works!/ETCS, Washtenaw County, the City of Ann Arbor, the Bank of Ann Arbor and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. For more information, please call (734) 761-9317 or visit

Source: Ann Arbor SPARK

CONTACT: Elizabeth Parkinson, +1-734-761-9317