Florida Tech Offers Free Legal Counseling For Innovators

By  //  April 17, 2012

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BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Florida Institute of Technology’s Women’s Business Center and the Technological Research Development Authority are working with local intellectual property attorneys to provide free legal counseling to local technology-driven businesses.

Entrepreneurs developing new products and services will have an opportunity for one-on-one legal counseling in the areas of intellectual property and technological innovation.

Kelly Swartz is an attorney with the Ingenuity Law firm. (Image for SpaceCoastDaily.com)

Participating attorneys and their law firms include: Steve Thomas of Hayworth, Chaney & Thomas, P.A.; Mark Malek of Zies, Widerman & Malek; and Kelly Swartz of Ingenuity Law.

Counseling sessions will be held at the TRDA for three consecutive Fridays on April 27, May 4 and May 11 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Steve Thomas is an attorney wit the firm of Hayworth, Chaney & Thomas. (Image for SpaceCoastDaily.com)

The WBC and the TRDA have also are offering the Brevard business community a series of luncheon lectures devoted to innovation and business expansion opportunities.

The “Technically Speaking” series is made possible by a grant to the Florida Tech WBC from the PNC Foundation, which receives its principal funding from The PNC Financial Services Group.

The luncheon series runs through November and costs $25 per event. RSVP is required and includes the following topics:

May 24 — Fundraising for your business

Mark Malek is an attorney with the firm of Zies, Widerman & Malek. (Image for SpaceCoastDaily.com)

July 12 — Government Contracting

Sept. 27 — Manufacturing & Export

Nov. 15 — Exit strategies & Succession Planning

Prior registration is required for legal counseling and the “Technically Speaking” luncheons.

To register, call 321-674-7007.


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