EILC Clinic Class of 2016
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Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Students in the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Law Clinic provide transactional (non-litigation) assistance to West Virginia small businesses, nonprofits, community organizations and student entrepreneurs. The Clinic’s work includes:

STRUCTURE AND GOVERNANCE

  • Advising and counseling on formation and structuring of a business or nonprofit, including cooperative organizations
  • Drafting of by-laws, operating agreements, and other governance documents
  • Assisting in the creation of joint ventures, affiliation agreements, and mergers

DRAFTING, NEGOTIATING, AND REVIEWING CONTRACTS AND OTHER AGREEMENTS

  • Commercial leases
  • MOUs
  • Fiscal sponsor agreements
  • Purchase and sale agreements

TAX

  • General tax advice for businesses or nonprofits (not individuals)
  • Nonprofit income tax issues, including unrelated business income
  • Nonprofit real estate tax exemption​

GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS

  • Licenses and permits
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Solicitation licenses

EMPLOYMENT

  • Employee contracts
  • Advice regarding independent contractors
  • Labor compliance issues
  • Employee manuals

RISK MANAGEMENT

  • Risk assessment advice
  • Liability waivers

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

  • Trademark and service mark protection (including logos)
  • Copyright protection
  • Intellectual property license agreements
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