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Louis Lehot is a partner and business lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP, based in the firm’s Silicon Valley, San Francisco and Los Angeles offices, where he is a member of the Private Equity & Venture Capital, M&A and Transactions Practices and the Technology, Health Care, and Energy Industry Teams. Louis Lehot focuses his practice on advising entrepreneurs and their management teams, investors and financial advisors at all stages of growth, from garage to global. louislehotattorney.substack.com
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In our recent digital discussion on fundraising for your startup, we drilled down into what it means to be an entrepreneur, what investors are looking for and how to bridge the gaps. Some key learnings from the conversation include: Fundraising in High Resolution: We are witnessing a complicated fundraising environment in which traditional tactics …
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Foley & Lardner and NACD hosted a virtual event on ‘How to Navigate the Federal Trade Commission in 2024’ recently. The speakers provided invaluable insights into key areas such as compliance, enforcement, and emerging trends within the FTC’s jurisdiction. Topics discussed included: * Recent developments in FTC regulations and enforcement prioritie…
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In a recent webinar co-hosted by 4thly and Foley & Lardner LLP, attorneys Greg Neppl, Natasha Allen and Louis Lehot engaged in a thought-provoking discussion with 4thly’s Bret Waters. Together, they discussed the complexities of the current antitrust landscape, highlighting the challenges and uncertainties faced by companies navigating the ever-shi…
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In a recent webinar co-hosted by 4thly and Foley & Lardner LLP, lawyers Natasha Allen and Louis Lehot engaged in a thought-provoking discussion with 4thly’s Bret Waters on the evolving regulatory landscape surrounding Artificial Intelligence (AI). As AI continues to automate workflows and entire industries, the conversation highlighted the challeng…
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For startup founders and investors, term sheets are the Rosetta Stone for each financing transaction. Unlike the Rosetta Stone, terms that are considered ordinary and customary change a little every year, as economic tides flow and the startup ecosystem evolves. 4thly and Foley & Lardner discussed term sheets for venture financings, including SAFEs…
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Louis Lehot, Partner and Business Lawyer at Foley & Lardner LLP, hosted a live-stream webinar for startup founders and investors in 2023, a year marked as the era of generative AI. New software, including ChatGPT, DALL-E, Midjourney, and Bard, collectively created one of those rare "This is going to change everything!" moments in Silicon Valley and…
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Biotech remains a red-hot area for startup founders and investors, with next-generation gene therapies, precision medicine, and the use of AI and ML to accelerate the discovery and development of new drugs, alongside entirely new delivery methods. Louis Lehot, Partner and Business Lawyer at Foley & Lardner LLP, joined a livestream panel discussion …
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As we approach 2024, the transaction landscape is much different than it was a year ago. There’s is an uptick in M&A transactions prompted by portfolio consolidation (aqui-hires and similar transactions) as well as venture financings with more challenging terms. Louis Lehot joined as a panelist in a special livestream webinar for startup founders a…
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Ever since former U.S. Securities and Exchange Commissioner Mary Jo White announced the Silicon Valley Initiative, we have seen the enforcement division moving into the private company sphere. Major compliance and governance failures, such as Theranos, FTX, and IRL, have put the spotlight on what is communicated internally and externally in employe…
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Originally published by 4thly. On this episode, a panel of US-China experts discuss President Biden's recent executive order which subjects private US investments into China to screening. This obviously has a pretty big impact on venture capital and private equity firms, but in the discussion we got into the larger picture of the US-China relations…
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In this episode, Evan Epstein talk with Louis Lehot, a partner and business lawyer with Foley & Lardner, based in the firm’s Silicon Valley, San Francisco and Los Angeles offices. Louis focuses his practice on advising entrepreneurs and their management teams, investors and financial advisors at all stages of growth, from garage to global. In this …
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Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are the hot craze. While the initial coin offering (“ICO”) craze of 2017-2018 fizzled out in the face of government enforcement actions, a resurgence in the global market for bitcoin and the new category of NFTs is fueling a new boom in digital assets as mainstream interest increases. Recently, Christie’s became the very …
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SHOW LESSAn interview with Louis Lehot, Partner at Foley & Lardner with Richard Hsu Feel free to connect with Louis: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/louislehot1 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/louislehot/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/lehotlouis Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lehotlouis --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.…
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Garage to Global With Guggenheim Securities: Rob Bartlett, Senior Managing Director of Guggenheim Securities, joins cohosts Richard Levick of LEVICK and Louis Lehot, a partner at Foley & Lardner, to discuss the market, SPACs, 2021’s hypergrowth and 2022’s market expectations, market stability and making the transition from accountant to law firm pa…
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By Louis Lehot, a business and technology lawyer at Foley & Lardner LLP in Silicon Valley Louis Lehot || High Resolution Seed Financing for Startups Seed financings are flourishing right now in Silicon Valley and beyond, as startup founders are tapping the incredibly strong investor appetite for early-stage investment opportunities. According to Cr…
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By Louis Lehot, a business and technology lawyer at Foley & Lardner LLP in Silicon Valley Breakups hurt — both financially and emotionally — in both business and in marriage. Just as sociologists have predicted spikes in marital divorce rates, there is now a noticeable increase in partner disagreements in healthy, thriving businesses. Insurance com…
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Non–fungible tokens (NFTs) have been making big headlines for months, including significant transactions in the sports, arts, entertainment, and gaming industries, and also in the broader business world. For those interested or already operating in the world of NFTs, there are myriad legal issues to be considered in any NFT initiative. The NFT Task…
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Non–fungible tokens (NFTs) have been making big headlines for months, including significant transactions in the sports, arts, entertainment, and gaming industries, and also in the broader business world. For those interested or already operating in the world of NFTs, there are myriad legal issues to be considered in any NFT initiative. The NFT Task…
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Non–fungible tokens (NFTs) have been making big headlines for months, including significant transactions in the sports, arts, entertainment, and gaming industries, and also in the broader business world. For those interested or already operating in the world of NFTs, there are myriad legal issues to be considered in any NFT initiative. The NFT Task…
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Non–fungible tokens (NFTs) have been making big headlines for months, including significant transactions in the sports, arts, entertainment, and gaming industries, and also in the broader business world. For those interested or already operating in the world of NFTs, there are myriad legal issues to be considered in any NFT initiative. The NFT Task…
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Non–fungible tokens (NFTs) have been making big headlines for months, including significant transactions in the sports, arts, entertainment, and gaming industries, and also in the broader business world. For those interested or already operating in the world of NFTs, there are myriad legal issues to be considered in any NFT initiative. The NFT Task…
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Non–fungible tokens (NFTs) have been making big headlines for months, including significant transactions in the sports, arts, entertainment, and gaming industries, and also in the broader business world. For those interested or already operating in the world of NFTs, there are myriad legal issues to be considered in any NFT initiative. The NFT Task…
  continue reading
 
Non–fungible tokens (NFTs) have been making big headlines for months, including significant transactions in the sports, arts, entertainment, and gaming industries, and also in the broader business world. For those interested or already operating in the world of NFTs, there are myriad legal issues to be considered in any NFT initiative. The NFT Task…
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Non–fungible tokens (NFTs) have been making big headlines for months, including significant transactions in the sports, arts, entertainment, and gaming industries, and also in the broader business world. For those interested or already operating in the world of NFTs, there are myriad legal issues to be considered in any NFT initiative. The NFT Task…
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Non–fungible tokens (NFTs) have been making big headlines for months, including significant transactions in the sports, arts, entertainment, and gaming industries, and also in the broader business world. For those interested or already operating in the world of NFTs, there are myriad legal issues to be considered in any NFT initiative. The NFT Task…
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Non–fungible tokens (NFTs) have been making big headlines for months, including significant transactions in the sports, arts, entertainment, and gaming industries, and also in the broader business world. For those interested or already operating in the world of NFTs, there are myriad legal issues to be considered in any NFT initiative. The NFT Task…
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Garage2 Global With Square Panda Co-Founder Andy Butler: Andy Butler, a serial entrepreneur and co-founder of Square Panda, a company dedicated to helping children worldwide across skill sets and socioeconomic backgrounds learn to read, write and communicate speaks with cohosts Richard Levick and Ian Lipner of LEVICK and Louis Lehot of Foley & Lard…
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Garage2 Global With Square Panda Co-Founder Andy Butler: Andy Butler, a serial entrepreneur and co-founder of Square Panda, a company dedicated to helping children worldwide across skill sets and socioeconomic backgrounds learn to read, write and communicate speaks with cohosts Richard Levick and Ian Lipner of LEVICK and Louis Lehot of Foley & Lard…
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Garage2 Global With Square Panda Co-Founder Andy Butler: Andy Butler, a serial entrepreneur and co-founder of Square Panda, a company dedicated to helping children worldwide across skill sets and socioeconomic backgrounds learn to read, write and communicate speaks with cohosts Richard Levick and Ian Lipner of LEVICK and Louis Lehot of Foley & Lard…
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Great ventures begin with well-structured seed financing. Getting that right will make future financings much easier and more efficient. It’s a fast-changing world today, as technology innovation and the fundraising process itself have evolved. Today’s seed financings are often dramatically different from the way they were done just a few years ago…
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Great ventures begin with well-structured seed financing. Getting that right will make future financings much easier and more efficient. It’s a fast-changing world today, as technology innovation and the fundraising process itself have evolved. Today’s seed financings are often dramatically different from the way they were done just a few years ago…
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Great ventures begin with well-structured seed financing. Getting that right will make future financings much easier and more efficient. It’s a fast-changing world today, as technology innovation and the fundraising process itself have evolved. Today’s seed financings are often dramatically different from the way they were done just a few years ago…
  continue reading
 
Great ventures begin with well-structured seed financing. Getting that right will make future financings much easier and more efficient. It’s a fast-changing world today, as technology innovation and the fundraising process itself have evolved. Today’s seed financings are often dramatically different from the way they were done just a few years ago…
  continue reading
 
Great ventures begin with well-structured seed financing. Getting that right will make future financings much easier and more efficient. It’s a fast-changing world today, as technology innovation and the fundraising process itself have evolved. Today’s seed financings are often dramatically different from the way they were done just a few years ago…
  continue reading
 
Great ventures begin with well-structured seed financing. Getting that right will make future financings much easier and more efficient. It’s a fast-changing world today, as technology innovation and the fundraising process itself have evolved. Today’s seed financings are often dramatically different from the way they were done just a few years ago…
  continue reading
 
Great ventures begin with well-structured seed financing. Getting that right will make future financings much easier and more efficient. It’s a fast-changing world today, as technology innovation and the fundraising process itself have evolved. Today’s seed financings are often dramatically different from the way they were done just a few years ago…
  continue reading
 
Many early-stage startups can't afford to hire legal counsel to deal with all the contractual obligations that may arise in the course of their business. The situation becomes even more complicated when sophisticated investors enter the game. Panelists: Louis Lehot - Partner, Foley and Lardner LLP Catherine Zhu - Lead Counsel & Principal // Calico …
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Many early-stage startups can't afford to hire legal counsel to deal with all the contractual obligations that may arise in the course of their business. The situation becomes even more complicated when sophisticated investors enter the game. Panelists: Louis Lehot - Partner, Foley and Lardner LLP Catherine Zhu - Lead Counsel & Principal // Calico …
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Many early-stage startups can't afford to hire legal counsel to deal with all the contractual obligations that may arise in the course of their business. The situation becomes even more complicated when sophisticated investors enter the game. Panelists: Louis Lehot - Partner, Foley and Lardner LLP Catherine Zhu - Lead Counsel & Principal // Calico …
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Many early-stage startups can't afford to hire legal counsel to deal with all the contractual obligations that may arise in the course of their business. The situation becomes even more complicated when sophisticated investors enter the game. Panelists: Louis Lehot - Partner, Foley and Lardner LLP Catherine Zhu - Lead Counsel & Principal // Calico …
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Many early-stage startups can't afford to hire legal counsel to deal with all the contractual obligations that may arise in the course of their business. The situation becomes even more complicated when sophisticated investors enter the game. Panelists: Louis Lehot - Partner, Foley and Lardner LLP Catherine Zhu - Lead Counsel & Principal // Calico …
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Many early-stage startups can't afford to hire legal counsel to deal with all the contractual obligations that may arise in the course of their business. The situation becomes even more complicated when sophisticated investors enter the game. Panelists: Louis Lehot - Partner, Foley and Lardner LLP Catherine Zhu - Lead Counsel & Principal // Calico …
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Many early-stage startups can't afford to hire legal counsel to deal with all the contractual obligations that may arise in the course of their business. The situation becomes even more complicated when sophisticated investors enter the game. Panelists: Louis Lehot - Partner, Foley and Lardner LLP Catherine Zhu - Lead Counsel & Principal // Calico …
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Many early-stage startups can't afford to hire legal counsel to deal with all the contractual obligations that may arise in the course of their business. The situation becomes even more complicated when sophisticated investors enter the game. Panelists: Louis Lehot - Business Lawyer & Partner at Foley & Lardner LLP and Former Founder at L2 Counsel …
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What are the 2021 trends for startups and venture capital? We're at an unusual inflection point, as we move into a post-pandemic world, a new US administration, and more diverse capital sources than ever before. Certain sectors are poised for tremendous opportunity. On January 28th, 2021 a leading Silicon Valley lawyer Louis Lehot, a Venture Capita…
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Garage to Global: Why do some startup companies achieve hyper success? Join Louis Lehot, a Silicon Valley lawyer and Business Lawyer & Partner at Foley & Lardner LLP with co hosts Richard Levick and Ian Lipner of LEVICK for this new weekly program with our inaugural guest, serial entrepreneur Rohyt Belani, founder and CEO of Cofense on where his be…
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Although AI won't replace the knowledge and experience of lawyers any time soon, great tools are becoming available to make our work more efficient and effective. In this webinar, we will talk about how we use AI in our law practice and how you can apply it to make your knowledge work more efficient. Panelists: Olga V. Mack - CEO // Parley Pro Stev…
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Although AI won't replace the knowledge and experience of lawyers any time soon, great tools are becoming available to make our work more efficient and effective. In this webinar, we will talk about how we use AI in our law practice and how you can apply it to make your knowledge work more efficient. Panelists: Olga V. Mack - CEO // Parley Pro Stev…
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Although AI won't replace the knowledge and experience of lawyers any time soon, great tools are becoming available to make our work more efficient and effective. In this webinar, we will talk about how we use AI in our law practice and how you can apply it to make your knowledge work more efficient. Panelists: Olga V. Mack - CEO // Parley Pro Stev…
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Although AI won't replace the knowledge and experience of lawyers any time soon, great tools are becoming available to make our work more efficient and effective. In this webinar, we will talk about how we use AI in our law practice and how you can apply it to make your knowledge work more efficient. Panelists: Olga V. Mack - CEO // Parley Pro Stev…
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