Paul & Elisabeth Merage Foundation | Andre & Katherine Merage Foundation


Andrew C. Peskoe, Esq

Andrew C. Peskoe, Esq


Class Overview

Our discussion will focus on practical legal issues you are likely to encounter doing business in the U.S., with the goal of providing a business and commercial framework to analyze and understand those issues.

We will discuss the different forms of legal entities that operate under U.S. law and the advantages and challenges of each (from the perspective of liability, “tax-ability”, affordability and flexibility). We will look at the key elements and structure of venture capital investments, and discuss the most-often used intellectual property arrangements, such as non-disclosure covenants and “work for hire” technology agreements. We will also review critical issues raised by joint ventures, intellectual property and technology licensing, and – time permitting — other matters that often “trip-up” foreigners navigating the U.S. marketplace.


  • Letter of Intent
  • NDA
  • Proprietary Information and Inventions Assignment Agreements
  • (Optional) Form Investment Banking Engagement Letter