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Entrepreneurship and Start-up Law

ML Start Up Law Course

What you’ll learn

This course offers a practical and intensive survey of the critical legal and transactional issues facing emerging small businesses and start-ups. In a highly interactive environment, students will build knowledge of the following topics by using a combination of case analysis, class discussion, exercises, student presentations, and real-world insight from guest lecturers. Topics include the enforceability of confidentiality, non-competition and restrictive covenants in employment agreements; choice of business form including each form’s legal, financial, and tax considerations; raising capital; mergers, acquisitions and other entrepreneurial deal structures; employment law; and intellectual property law including trade secrets, copyrights, patents, and trademarks. By the end of this course, students will have gained a better understanding of many of the legal issues that come into play before, during, and just after the formal creation of a business.


Fred Tecce, Ice Miller Legal Counsel


ML Foundation Courses (-301 courses) (per class/CU)

  • Tuition: $7,326.00
  • General fee: $430.00
  • Tech fee: $134.00

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Registration information

Enrollment requests for General Business Law can be made by completing the survey linked here. Enrollment requests and confirmation of enrollment will be separately confirmed via email.

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