PowerPoint Presentation - TiE Carolinas


Nov 2, 2013 (4 years and 8 months ago)




What You Must Know in Forming, Growing and Exiting a Company

Learn how to avoid the legal pitfalls that often create roadblocks to entrepreneurial success. Understand the enormous
power strategic legal choices can have in paving the growth of your company.

Get insights from some of the most distinguished law firms and legal minds in the country. These legal professionals and
firms have advised some of the most successful companies and venture capital firms in the area and globally, including:


Burt’s Bees, Inc.

Sony Ericsson

Tranzyme Pharma

Southern Capital Ventures



Intersouth Partners


Motorola Ventures

Discussion Leaders

Helga Leftwich

Partner, Hutchison Law Group

Hutchison Law Group, a business law firm providing corporate and intellectual property counsel. Helga
advises early
stage and established companies, with an emphasis on emerging growth life science and
technology firms. Helga received her J.D.,
with high honors
, from UNC at Chapel Hill, and was Editor
Chief of the
North Carolina Law Review
. She earned her undergraduate degree from Duke University
and an M.S.L.S from UNC. Helga has been recognized in
Best Lawyers in America

annually since 2005.

Christopher Lynch

Partner, Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP

Chris focuses on intellectual property protection and

licensing, mergers & acquisitions, private
placements, and venture capital financings, primarily in the electronics, life sciences, medical

and software industries. Prior to Wyrick, Chris was with Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati, the
largest law firm in Silicon Valley. He graduated from the University of Virginia, receiving his B.A., with
honors, and from Harvard Law School, receiving his J.D.,

cum laude

Jim Verdonik

Partner, Ward and Smith

Mr. Verdonik focuses on corporate and securities law. His transactional work includes public and
private securities offerings, venture capital investments, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate
partnership transactions on behalf of both public and private companies.

Mr. Verdonik has advised
companies in more than a billion dollars of capital raising transactions. Jim graduated from Fordham
University with a B.A. and Fordham School of Law, receiving his J.D.,

cum laude

Neil Bagchi

Founder, Bagchi Law

After several years with the premier corporate law firms in NC, Neil launched Bagchi Law to assist
clients with Corporate, International and Transactional needs. He was recognized as “North Carolina’s
Legal Elite” in the Business category and one of North Carolina’s "Top 50 Entrepreneurs" by
Leader Magazine
. Neil attended UNC

Chapel Hill on the prestigious Morehead Scholarship and went
on to UNC Law School to receive his J.D.

John M. Fogg

Partner, Robinson Bradshaw

Mr. Fogg focuses on venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, and commercial law. He represents
firms in the software, digital media, networking, medical device, gaming and semiconductor industries.
He has advised on over 75 transactions including 3Com, Cisco, Cypress Semiconductor, GE
Healthcare, Microsoft and Sony Ericsson. Prior to joining the firm, he was the leader of the mergers
and acquisitions group at Hutchison Law Group. He was previously a partner in the Silicon Valley
office of Gray Cary Ware and Freidenrich, LLP (now DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary).