Sept. 22 Seminar To Offer Legal Advice for Region’s Entrepreneurs
Posted on Monday, September 12, 2011 [2:19 PM]
COLUMBIA, Ky. -- A little legal knowledge can
go a long way for entrepreneurs when they plan a new business.
That's one of the messages business lawyer Adam Riley will bring
to local business hopefuls at the next seminar in the "Build Your
Own Job Seminar Series," sponsored by the Lindsey Wilson College Center for Entrepreneurship.
The seminar -- which is free and open to the public -- will be
at 11 a.m. CT on Thursday, Sept. 22, in the Roberta D. Cranmer
Dining & Conference Center.
Riley will emphasize a couple of messages in his talk. One point
is that new business operators should keep their legal activities
and investments simple in the early stages.
"In most cases, forming a limited liability corporation --
commonly referred to as an LLC -- is the best start-up approach,"
Riley said. "You can set it up yourself with a limited amount of
instruction, and you can readily adapt it to future needs."
A second point is to consult with a business attorney as firm
expands its operations and workforce. Legal expertise is needed to
help handle issues such as workplace safety regulations, pay
requirements and human resource systems.
Riley began his business career as a chemical engineer with a
manufacturing firm in the Chicago area. His work with lawyers got
him interested in legal challenges in such areas as environment and
"The attorneys I worked with seemed to really like what they
were doing, so I thought I'd do that too," Riley said.
Riley graduated from the University of Louisville Brandeis
School of Law and later formed a firm, Riley &
Thomas in Louisville, that helps small businesses navigate the
Later seminars in the series are:
* Oct. 20: "Establishing Business
* Nov. 17: "Accounting Practices and
To register for a seminar or to get additional information,
contact LWC Director of Community Education and Outreach Linda
Grider at firstname.lastname@example.org or (270)