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|Session Name:||Formation: Legal and Accounting Issues|
|Speaker(s):||David Baszucki, Jim Charne, Don Daglow, Gary Gattis, Bill Graner, Jeffrey Lapin, James Niesewand, Dan Offner, David Rosenbaum, Rob Shillingsburg|
|Company Name(s):||ROBLOX, Law Offices James Charne, Daglow Entertainment, Spacetime Studios, Crater House, WWTX, LLC, Illyriad Games, Loeb & Loeb, Law Offices of David S Rosenbaum, Jetbolt Games|
|Track / Format:||Game Dev Start-Up Summit|
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|Overview:||Innovation in designing and making games is not enough to assure survival for a new company. At the start-up stage, there are a host of legal and accounting issues that should be addressed. Should the company be a corporation, LLC, partnership, or "dba?" Can all your staff all be contractors? What's the difference between a contractor and an employee? Finding and leasing office space. Selecting a bookkeeper, lawyer, payroll service. Adding benefits. The value of an employee handbook. Planning for when a founder wants to leave - or is asked to leave.|