Student attorneys giving talk on legal issues facing startup companies

KEARNEY – Two student attorneys from the Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic at the University of Nebraska College of Law will give a presentation in Kearney on key legal issues facing startup companies.

The presentation’s focus is on corporate and tax implications of forming an entity and minimizing personal liability of the founders. The session will cover various advantages and disadvantages of the most common entity structures, and the student attorneys will field questions with respect to entity formation.

The legal clinic is from noon to 1 p.m. on Nov. 7 at the Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce. The cost to attend is $15 for chamber members and $20 for non-members. Lunch is provided. Seating is limited, and reservations are required by calling Leslie Means at 308-237-3101. Deadline to register is Nov. 4.

The Center for Rural Research and Development at the University of Nebraska at Kearney is among those sponsoring the presentation. CRRD creates, facilitates and partners with other organizations to offer events to support entrepreneurship in central Nebraska.

The Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic offers free legal representation and counseling on a wide range of business law issues. The goals of the clinic are to foster an educational experience and entrepreneurial spirit for its third-year law students while offering early-stage transactional legal advice to Nebraska’s entrepreneurs, innovators and start-up businesses.

Shawn Kaskie and Allen Groenke with CRRD will be at the presentation to answer questions and provide ongoing local support for people interested in starting a business in Central Nebraska. They can also facilitate communications between local entrepreneurs and The Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic.


Writer: Todd Gottula, 308.865.8454,

Source: Allen Groenke, 308.865.8159,

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