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Second Fridays Preventive Business Law Office Hours (WBC)

September 10, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Second Fridays Preventive Business Law Office Hours for Entrepreneurs with The San Francisco Community Business Law Center

Offered via Zoom on the Second Friday of each month, 9:30 a.m. to approximately 11:00 a.m.

September 10 2021, October 8 2021, November 12 2021, December 10 2021, January 14 2022


Advance registration is required by 4:00 p.m. the previous day, and space will be limited

You can and should take charge of legal protection for your community microbusiness by learning how to identify the legal risks in your individual business plan and make wise preventive risk choices. We will help you learn how to do this with a simple process, and then use available free nonprofit legal resources in self-help mode to prevent messy, disruptive, and expensive legal problems before they can seriously damage your business plans.

Join us on the second Friday of each month to learn how to navigate through the complicated and confusing legal system so your community microbusiness can successfully launch, survive, and thrive.

After an introduction to preventive legal risk management methods and resources, we may answer brief questions on any of these topics on a first come, first serve basis:

  • Legal entity choices
  • Funding transaction legal issues
  • Business contracts of all kinds
  • Protecting your intellectual property – ideas, brands, and designs
  • Hiring safely – basic labor and employment law
  • Commercial leases
  • Regulatory compliance

Although led by an experienced business attorney, these educational sessions do not constitute legal advice.  

By registering for this program, you acknowledge and agree that:

  • This general educational group discussion is not privileged or confidential, and does not constitute a legal consultation or legal advice;
  • Your attendance does not establish an attorney-client relationship or obligate The San Francisco Community Business Law Center (the “BLC”) or Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center (“Renaissance”) to provide any ongoing legal services or any follow-up information regarding changes in laws or regulations;
  • It will not be possible for the BLC or Renaissance to review or prepare legal documents for you, or to individually advise or represent you regarding any legal matter or legal dispute;
  • You are eligible for pro bono legal education and self-help support for local San Francisco Bay Area low-income community microbusiness owners who cannot afford to pay a lawyer; and
  • Renaissance and the BLC do not make referrals to for-profit law firms or legal service companies, and do not permit any program participant to solicit or refer to for-profit law firms or legal service companies (or other similar for-profit professional firms).


Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions, or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the SBA. All SBA programs or cosponsored programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made, if requested, at least 2 weeks in advance. Contact: Isla, Isla@rencenter.org, (415) 348-6227

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September 10, 2021
9:30 am - 11:00 am
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Isla Covarrubias
(415) 348-6227