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Legal Considerations for Your New Business

Partnering with Madison’s Women in Tech and Doyenne Group, 100state proudly presents “Legal Considerations for Your New Business” with/ Sam Wayne of Wayne Law S.C.

Legal Considerations for Your New Business” provides current and aspiring business owners with an overview of the legal issues they may confront as they start, buy, manage, grow, evolve, and sell a business. The presentation touches on entity selection, ownership planning, debt and equity financing, intellectual property, customer contracts, employment issues, dispute resolution, and real estate matters.

Participants will leave with a good sense of the issues they should discuss with their business attorney, and understanding what to expect and demand when working with them. Questions encouraged!


In-person: Feel free to arrive anytime between 5:30 and 6pm
Online: The Zoom room will open up at 5:50pm

Sam’s presentation will begin at 6pm.


Zoom URL for this event will be shared day-of.

Zoom is a free video-conferencing platform, with mobile and desktop apps. Learn more about installing and using it here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362033-Getting-Started-on-Windows-and-Mac


100state is located downtown at 17 S. Fairchild Street, on the 7th floor.

By car

Metered street parking is available, and the following garages are within a few blocks:

Overture Center Garage

Capitol Square South

Metropolitan Place Parking

By bus

The following bus lines come within a few blocks:

A, B, C, E, F, R, 38, 75

By bike

Nearby BCycle stations:

S. Hamilton & S. Carroll St.

W. Mifflin @ Central Library

Nearby bike routes:

Capital City Trail


In-person: 100state is wheelchair accessible, and will have bathrooms designated as gender neutral during the event. All genders are welcome, as are children when accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Online: Zoom offers a variety of accessibility-oriented feattures, including:

Keyboard accessibility

Screen reader support

Learn more: https://zoom.us/accessibility

If you have an accessibility concern, we encourage you to reach out directly via admin@madisonwomen.tech.


While this event is open to all genders, Madison Women in Tech deliberately curates spaces (both online and offline) for and by women and nonbinary folks. Men who attend are expected to listen, and not center themselves or their experiences.

All attendees agree to adhere to the Madison Women in Tech code of conduct: http://coc.madisonwomen.tech


Sam Wayne

Sam Wayne is the owner of Wayne Law S.C., a small Madison law firm focusing on business and probate litigation as well as business counseling. He has a passion for helping startups and small businesses navigate their difficult legal issues, and to win and settle their most complex disputes. He particularly enjoys representing woman- and minority-owned businesses.

Originally from New York, Sam is a Badger twice-over and is proud to have called Madison home since 2003. In his spare time, you can find him on his yoga mat, on an airplane, or enjoying time with his wife and two young children.’

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May 01 2024


5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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17 S Fairchild St Madison, WI 53711